Reel King Charters

Capt. Craig Rothgeb Capt. Doug Rothgeb Lakeside Marblehead, OH Incorporated Licensed Insured

Reel King Charters is here to provide you with some of the best Lake Erie fishing charters imaginable. We fish ice-out to ice-up on the Great Lakes. We spend the majority of the year on Lake Erie’s Western and Central Basin. Our goal is to make each trip as fun and educational as possible. 

 

You can expect Captain Craig Rothgeb or Captain Doug Rothgeb to lead the way on your Ohio fishing trip. Both of these seasoned captains are fully Coast Guard licensed and insured. With their many years of combined experience fishing the Great Lakes, you will be in excellent hands no matter which captain you end up with. Both of these captains will go the extra mile to make sure your trip with them is a success. 

 

Your fishing charter in Lake Erie will begin in Lakeside Marblehead and could go on to explore the nearby areas of Kellys Island, Catawba Island, Sandusky, Ruggles Beach, Huron, Put-In-Bay, Middle Bass, Port Clinton, Bay View, and many other wonderful locations around the Ohio shores of Lake Erie. 

 

Fishing will be done off of our stunning 27ft Sportcraft that is perfect for fishing in Lake Erie. This fishing vessel is fully rigged for Great Lakes fishing trips and is loaded with state-of-the-art equipment for Walleye fishing. You can expect to see all the necessary safety equipment on board including life jackets, flares, VHF radio, fire extinguishers, and first aid. A toilet will be on deck so fishing will not have to get interrupted by going back to the dock for a restroom. 

 

We offer 5 and 8-hour trips targeting the beautiful species that swim Lake Erie. All of our fishing trips will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait. A cooler full of ice will be included to keep your lunch and all your drinks fresh. A first mate will be on your trip as well to help you out with anything you may need. 

 

Fishing on Lake Erie with us will have you chasing after Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Yellow Perch. A few techniques will we use to catch these species include bottom fishing, drift fishing, jigging, light tackle, spinning, and trolling. 

 

Join Reel King Charters for an unforgettable Great Lakes fishing charter full of rod-bending action and memories! 

Our seasoned captains are all Coast Guard licensed, Ohio licensed guides, and fully insured.  You will be fishing out of a fully rigged Lund tournament boat or Sportcraft 272, which is loaded with state of the art equipment for Lake Erie Walleye, Perch, and Smallmouth.

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  Launch Location

1169 North Buck Road, Lakeside Marblehead

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Trips start at $450

5 Trips

1-6 guests

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27' Sport Fisherman

150 hp 9.9 hp or 390 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Smoking
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

FULL DAY WALLEYE OR PERCH TRIP

Includes 3 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Our Full day trip will have you trolling or jigging targeting Walleye or Perch, on the Western Basin of Lake Erie to Vermillion, Ohio. You will be fishing out on a fully rigged Lund, which is loaded with state of the art equipment.  

Rods, reels and tackle are provided.  You will need to bring your own Ohio Fishing License.  We recommend you bring a lunch, snacks and drinks for your trip.  Hard liquor and glass containers are NOT permitted.

This trip is 8 hours dock-to-dock, or less if you've caught your limit.

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HALF DAY WALLEYE OR PERCH

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 12:00pm (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Our half day trip will have you casting, jigging, or trolling to targeting Walleye or Perch on the Western Basin of Lake Erie to Vermillion, Ohio. You will be fishing out on a fully rigged Sportcraft, which is loaded with state of the art equipment.  

Rods, reels and tackle are provided, along with ice for fish. You will need to bring your own Ohio Fishing License.  We recommend you bring a lunch, snacks and drinks for your trip.  Hard liquor and glass containers are NOT permitted.

This trip is 5 hours dock-to-dock or limit. Keep your catch, catch and release your choice.

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private

HALF DAY TROPHY SMALLMOUTH BASS GUIDED TRIP

Includes 3 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 12:00pm (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Our half day Smallmouth Bass Guided trip will have you targeting trophy Smallmouth Bass on the Western Basin of Lake Erie . You will be fishing out on a fully rigged Lund, which is loaded with state of the art equipment.  

Rods, reels and tackle are provided.  You will need to bring your own Ohio Fishing License.  We recommend you bring a lunch, snacks and drinks for your trip.  Hard liquor and glass containers are NOT permitted.

This trip is 6 hours dock-to-dock.  Master Angler Smallmouth Bass are very common.  CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY (can keep one fish. Soft craws extra if wanted)

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private

FULL DAY TROPHY SMALLMOUTH BASS GUIDED TRIP

Includes 3 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Our Full day Smallmouth Bass Guided trip will have you targeting trophy Smallmouth Bass on the Western Basin of Lake Erie. You will be fishing out on a fully rigged Lund, which is loaded with state of the art equipment.  

Rods, reels and tackle are provided.  You will need to bring your own Ohio Fishing License.  We recommend you bring a lunch, snacks and drinks for your trip.  Hard liquor and glass containers are NOT permitted.

This trip is 6 hours dock-to-dock.  Master Angler Smallmouth Bass are very common.  CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY (can keep one fish. Soft craws extra if wanted)

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private

FULL DAY WALLEYE OR PERCH

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Our full day trip will have you casting, jigging, or trolling to target Walleye or Perch on the Western Basin of Lake Erie to Vermillion, Ohio. You will be fishing out on a fully rigged Sportcraft, which is loaded with state of the art equipment.  

Rods, reels and tackle are provided, along with ice for fish. You will need to bring your own Ohio Fishing License.  We recommend you bring a lunch, snacks and drinks for your trip.  Hard liquor and glass containers are NOT permitted.

This trip is 8 hours dock-to-dock or limit. Keep your catch, catch and release your choice.

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Fish Species

Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
Yellow Perch

Additional Details

Safety Features

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

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Facilities

  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Smoking
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

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

Minimum Age

  • All Ages Welcome

Fishing Location

  • Lake
  • Offshore
  • Reef

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Craig Rothgeb Capt. Doug Rothgeb

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

27’ Sportcraft

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha and Crusader

Engine Horsepower

150 hp 9.9 hp or 390 HP