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LAKE ERIE WALLEYE FISHING

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COMBO TRIP DOUBLE LIMIT!

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WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW

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  1. What is the best time to book a trip?
  2. Is an Ohio fishing license required?
  3. What are Ohio's fish limits?
  4. What are Lake Erie's record fish?
  5. What are the requirements for a Fish Ohio fish?
  6. Are tips required and how much?
  7. What is dock time?
  8. What if we limit out early?
  9. Will we be drifting or trolling?
  10. What do the rates include?
  11. Is a deposit required?
  12. Is lodging available?
  13. What if the trip gets cancelled?
  14. Is alcohol permitted aboard the boat?
  15. Is smoking permitted aboard the boat?
  16. How many people are permitted on a trip?
  17. Is there a bathroom on board?
  18. Is fish cleaning provided in the cost of the trip?
  19. What depth of water will we be fishing in?
  20. Are rods, reels, bait, tackle, and ice provided?
  21. Are kids permitted?
  22. How big is Lake Erie?
  23. How far are we from Canada?

What is the best time to book a trip?

Walleye fishing is good to excellent on Lake Erie for the entire season. The month of April is an extremely good time for jig fishing. Drift fishing is good to excellent during the months of May and June. Trolling is usually done the remainder of the fishing season. This usually depends on the wind, weather, and activity of the fish. Perch fishing is good to excellent during late August thru October. Smallmouth bass fishing is usually the best during June and July.

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Is an Ohio fishing license required?

Yes, an annual resident license is required for persons age 16 to 65 for $19.00. A resident license is required for persons age 66 or older for $10.00. A resident or nonresident can also purchase a single day license for $11.00. Nonresident's can also purchase an annual license for $40.00 or a 3-day tourists license for $19.00. Licenses can be purchased on line or at the convenient store in Wild Wings Marina and Campground.

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What are Ohio's fish limits?

The walleye limit is 4 from March 1 thru April 30 and 6 for the remainder of the season with a minimum size of 15 inches. The yellow perch limit is 30 with no minimum size requirements. Smallmouth bass are illegal to possess from May 1 thru June 29. A limit of 5 is allowed from June 30 thru April 30 with a minimum size of 14 inches.

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What are Lake Erie's record fish?

Type
Pounds
Length
Location
Name
Date
Walleye
16.19
33"
Lake Erie Randy Van Dam 6/16/93
Yellow Perch
2.75
14.5"
Lake Erie Charles Thomas 4/17/84
Smallmouth Bass
9.5
23.5"
Lake Erie Tom Haberman 11/23/99
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What are the requirements for a Fish Ohio fish?

The Ohio Division of Wildlife will recognize an angler's fishing success by sending them a pin and certificate. If an angler can catch four fish ohio species, they can earn a master angler status. The minimum size requirements for fish ohio status are: walleye - 28", yellow perch - 13", and smallmouth bass - 20". The registering of this can be done by completing a fish ohio form or online at the Ohio Division of Wildlife Fish Ohio site.

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Are tips required and how much?

No, but tips are always appreciated for the services you receive. Sweet Escape Charters strives to meet the needs of ever customer. If you have a great trip, tips should be considered. It is recommended that you tip 10-15% of the trip cost.

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What is dock time?

Normal dock time is usually 6 a.m. from Wild Wings Marina in the Western Basin and 7 a.m. from Vermillion or Huron in the Central Basin. Special arrangements can be made, but it is recommended that we leave the dock on time so we can get to the active, schooled-up, fish before boat traffic scatters them. At times the captain will recommend leaving the dock earlier.

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What if we limit out early?

This has been very common on Lake Erie the past couple of years. On Sweet Escape Charters you are entitled, dock to dock, eight hours of fishing. Your captain may stay a little extra time if his schedule allows to fulfill your limit. At times, throughout the year, your boat may be scheduled for an afternoon trip and need to be back at the dock.

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Will we be drifting or trolling?

Sweet Escape Charters is fully equipped to either drift or troll. It is the customers choice of fishing method. The captain will make his recommendation to the customers on which way you will be successful. The weather will usually determine which method to use. We move with the fish. Remember there are no guarantees when fishing, but your captain will do his best to make your day a success.

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What do the rates include?

Your rates include the cost of the trip and lodging (if applicable). You are responsible for food and beverages.

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Is a deposit required?

Yes, A $100 deposit per day is required within 7 business days after scheduling to hold your trip. If you need to cancel your trip, it needs to be done 3 weeks before the scheduled date in order to have your deposit refunded. Call early, we may be able to reschedule your trip.

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Is lodging available?

Yes, we have very affordable lodging in mobile homes located right in the marina. These have all the comforts and accommodations of home.

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What if the trip gets cancelled?

Trips can be cancelled due to inclimate weather conditions. This is the captains decision. You will have the opportuntiy to reschedule another trip or have your deposit refunded.

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Is alcohol permitted aboard the boat?

Yes, Please be responsible. You are aboard Sweet Escape Charters to have a good time and relax. Your safety is the captains concern.

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Is smoking permitted aboard the boat?

Yes, the smoking of cigarettes and cigars is allowed. Remember this a drug- free vessel and no illegal substances are permitted.

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How many people are permitted on a trip?

The maximum number of paying customers is 6.

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Is there a bathroom on board?

Yes, the bathroom is private and clean.

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Is fish cleaning provided in the cost of the trip?

No, but the marina has a fish cleaning service available for an additional cost. They will come directly to the dock and pick up your catch and you can pick them up after a short wait. They will be bagged and ready for your trip home. All you need to do is provide ice.

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What depth of water will we be fishing in?

If we are fishing in the Westeren Basin, the deepest part will be 32' of water. The average depth in the Western Basin is approximately 24' with areas eight miles out only being 2 - 4' deep in the reef complex. If we are fishing in the Central Basin, most areas range from 40 - 80' in depth. The average depth in the Central Basin is approximately 61' in depth.

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Are rods, reels, bait, tackle, and ice provided?

Yes, Everything is provided except food and beverages. You may bring your own rods, reels, and tackle, but we have all the updated tackle to fulfill your limit.

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Are kids permitted?

Yes, kids are always welcome. It is recommended that the minimum age for a child on the boat be 8 years of age. This is only a recommendation due the rough weather conditions that Lake Erie can produce and the amount of time you will be on the water. Remember you want this to be a positive experience for your son or daugther.

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How big is Lake Erie?

At 240 miles wide by 57 miles across with an average depth of just 62 feet, Lake Erie is ths shallowest of the Great Lakes. When it comes to biological production, however, Lake Erie has no equal. Its annual sport and commercial fish harvest often exceeds that of the other four Great Lakes combined, and the fishery for most species is sustained entirely through natural reproduction. The only fish that is stocked in Lake Erie is the steelhead.

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How far are we from Canada?

At times throughout the year we will be fishing near the Canadian boarder on Lake Erie, which is approximately 14 miles from Wild Wings Marina. The closest Canadian port from Wild Wings Marina is Colchester, Canada, which is approximately 30 miles.

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