Among Lake Erie charter captains right now is a discussion about the upcoming season and how amazing it promises to be. Hear me out when I tell you that the 2017 walleye season is shaping up to be something very special. By now most of you have heard how overcrowded the lake was last year with under-sized eyes. For every keeper walleye we caught last summer we probably hooked a dozen throwbacks in the 8-14-inch range. These fish were hatched in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and there are millions of them from Toledo to Cleveland.By June, the 2014 fish will be 15-17 inches long and they will be filling up fishermen’s coolers all summer and fall for a few years. The annual sport fishing harvest is only around a million fish so we won’t be running out of these walleyes for quite some time.The good hatches and prospects for excellent fishing is good news for the charter captains and other lakeshore businesses such as tackle shops, motels and restaurants. Plus boat sales will likely shoot up and marinas will be docking more boats.As for Mega Bites Charters, I have already taken quite a few reservations for this year so it will be important to get your bookings early especially if there is a specific date you want.I plan to launch around April 4th or 5th. During the month of April I am offering trips for yellow perch from Vermilion, OH. Historically, the fishing is very good at this time of year. Last year we brought in plenty of larger perch and a few that hit 15 inches.I have plenty of open dates left in April although most of the weekends are already booked. However, reserve a weekday in April and you’ll get 15 percent off my regular price.Remember, I supply bait, ice and tackle including rods and reels, for all my charters. So don’t worry if you feel you don’t have the right gear for a Lake Erie fishing charter. I’ve got you covered.Give me a call and warm up the 2017 fishing season with a yellow perch trip.440-365-9932 or 440-610-1932
LOOKS GOOD That’s jumbo yellow perch (above) caught from the waters off Vermilion, OH. Spring and fall are great times to go after these tasty fish. Below, is a summer catch of Lake Erie walleyes taken in the waters around Vermilion
Mega Bites Charters is handicaped accessible and all handicapped fishermen are most welcome. However, I require wheelchairs have locking wheels for stability when the lake is choppy. Or, the individual can bring along a deck chair to sit in while on the boat.The chair must have rubber cups on the legs to prevent slipping. Limit of two wheelchairs or deck chairs per outing. Perch trips are perfect for those who are chair bound.
I stay in touch
When you book a fishing trip with Mega Bites Charters you won’t be kept in the dark. I keep my customers in the loop with fishing reports and weather conditions. Just take a look at my web page from time to time for updates. Also, right after making your reservation you will receive a packet of information for your charter. Information includes a map to the dock, lodging suggestions, what to bring reminder and fishing license info. And, of course, I welcome your call or email at any time.
Lake Erie fishing trips at Port Clinton, Vermilion