Erie Hopper Charters

Capt. DENNIS LOWTHER Oak Harbor, OH Incorporated Licensed Insured

Fishing Lake Erie for Walleye, Bass and Perch.

Come fishing on Lake Erie with Captain Dennis Lowther and Erie Hopper Charters! Captain Dennis’ customers range from fishing fanatics to families or business sponsored fishing trips. Whether you’re a novice fisherman or an experienced one – book your next Lake Erie private fishing charter with Erie Hopper Charters!

Starting April 1 we fish the Western Basin of Lake Erie (between Toledo and Port Clinton). If you enjoy jig fishing for walleye this is the fastest and most exciting fishing of the season! The walleye are aggressive and have been known to pull the rod right out of the angler’s hands.

Once the walleye move off their spawning beds and into open waters, we’ll drift fish – casting spinners and worms. WE DO NOT TROLL!

Walleyes are the primary target until mid-August, when we turn our attention to Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass, who are biting constantly. Our season generally ends around the first week of November.

Your group of six can book a full day Lake Erie fishing trip with Captain Dennis and spend a wonderful 7 hours on the water. Trip prices include all six anglers, rods, reels, lures, bait, ice, and a knowledgable and polite crew. If you have a group larger than 6 people I can schedule additional boats to accommodate your larger party.

Please be sure to have a valid Ohio fishing license with you before coming aboard Erie Hopper Charters.

The Erie Hopper boat is not the standard fishing boat seen on Lake Erie: it’s a 2004 custom built 30′ Island Hopper with roomy 12′ beam. A fishing machine that gets us to the fishing grounds quickly with a 380 HP John Deere engine and is equipped with all USCG Safety Certified Features, GPS and navigational equipment, as well as toilet for those long days on the water. We are also wheelchair accessible.

A Lake Erie fishing trip is a memory of a lifetime, and Captain Dennis and Erie Hopper Charters looks forward to guiding you to the fish! Book your fishing trip today!


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  Launch Location

6395 North Russell Road, Oak Harbor

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Trips start at $630

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1-6 guests

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2009 30' Sport Fisherman

380 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 1:00pm (7 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Close details

Fish Species

Smallmouth Bass
White Perch
Yellow Perch

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System


  • Toilet
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • No age limit

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Reef

About the Vessel



Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer

John Deere

Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

380 HP