Chelsea Charters is docked in the Western Basin of Lake Erie...famously known as "The Walleye Capital of the World!" The Western Basin of Lake Erie comprises about 1/3 of Lake Erie. It is a shallow basin with average depths of less than 25 feet. Here in the Western basin we enjoy World Famous Walleye fishing grounds with numerous natural reefs and islands.
Walleye ranks as one of the most popular species of fish by most anglers. After fishing the Western Basin of Lake Erie you too will be hooked! Walleye feed readily, are generally concentrated in schools, are great fun to catch by anglers of all ages and are highly sought after as superior table fare!
:::Current Lake Erie Walleye Limits - April - October 6/angler (15"minimum)
Our Walleye fishing season begins in April and runs through November. Lake Erie walleye in the 3-6 pound class are common. Trophy size walleye 6-10 pounds are taken regularly. The best fishing times for Fish Ohio walleye (28"+) is in early spring or fall.
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We typically start the Walleye fishing season in early April depending on the winter ice thaw.
As the Walleye fishing gets underway we will be jig fishing with hair jigs. As summer approaches we will start to drift fish with spinning lures tipped with earthworms. These lures, commonly known as "the weapon" are a variation similar to the famous "Erie Dearie" yet when used correctly in the right conditions yield amazing results! Our experienced captains know just when, where and how to make your Walleye fishing trip a successful one! Whether you are an experienced Lake Erie angler, or first timer (young or old) our captains will take the time to teach your crew our time tested tips, tricks and winning techniques.
As the summer heats up we will begin to add trolling as a winning Walleye fishing option. Walleye trolling is highly productive on days when there is simply little to no current or poor visabilty. These are common occurences in the summer and fall months but not to worry...trolling for Walleye is some of the most exciting, action packed fishing to be had on Lake Erie. Our trolling techniques are hands on, using light tackle that all anglers will enjoy! Our captains and first mates will teach you the simple basics quickly and your crew will be reeling in Walleye the rest of the day! We run several lines off of planer boards at different depths using jet lures with spoons and dipsy divers. Chelsea Charters unique brand of Lake Erie Walleye trolling is truely a fun way to spend the day CATCHING Walleye!
As the summer draws to an end typically the Walleye will be migrating East and Chelsea Charters will follow. In the fall months we will be moving to either Vermilion, OH or Huron, OH. depending on the best bite that season. Fall walleye fishing on the sandbars of the Central Basin in Lake Erie is spectacular! The Ohio State Record walleye was caught here in November, weighing in at just over 16 lbs and 33".
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