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Lake Erie Guided Walleye Fishing

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Lake Erie Guided Walleye Fishing

Crooked Hook Charters

Offering Morning and Afternoon Fishing Trips including all fishing equipment provided. All the fun you can handle for up to six anglers.
Packages:
$500
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A Crew with a perfect score on Lake Erie Guided Fishing Trip

One of the advantages of hiring a guide is that he fishes daily, and knows where the schools of fish are lurking.

The action started quickly for us, and I was reeling in the first walleye of the day within a few minutes of setting up.



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When you talk world-class walleye fishing, Lake Erie certainly needs to be in the conversation. Add the possibility of a limit of steelhead and you`ve got a destination worth exploring. When the chance to take a trip aboard Crooked Hook charters arose, I jumped. And, as it turns out, so did the steelhead!

I hopped on board the Crooked Hook with Captain Chris Benn (Benny), a charter operator with over 25 years of experience. Crooked Hook is a 26-foot Penn Yann Pro Hunter with all the latest gadgets and equipment, sailing out of the port of Erieau from late June through September. The hamlet of Erieau juts out along the northern shore of Erie in the municipality of Chatham-Kent, separating Rondeau Bay from the lake. In the summer months, the community is abuzz with cottagers, vacationers, and fishermen.

The author proudly displays a monster Lake Erie walleye.

One of the great advantages of hiring a guide like Benny is that he fishes daily, and knows where the schools of fish are lurking, greatly improving the odds of success.

The action started quickly for us, and I was reeling in the first walleye of the day within a few minutes of setting up. From then on, rods were bent quite routinely as we pulled impressively sized walleye into the boat. When it comes to Lake Erie, the ’eyes are not only big, but plentiful. Ten-pound fish are common and 12-pounders appear routinely, which is what makes this a world-class walleye fishery.

Captain Chris Benn readies a rig for duty.

In addition to the walleye, we hooked into plenty of steelhead, although we only boated four. Unlike walleye, steelhead are prone to aerial acrobatics, and some of the fish we hooked seemed to spend the majority of the fight out of the water rather than in it. While we lost a handful of these beauties, the challenge of landing them certainly adds to the excitement. Undeniably good eating, both walleye and steelhead offered a rewarding bounty for our efforts. You can bet that I’ll be aboard the Crooked Hook again, looking to share a wonderful day’s fishing with good friends amongst  bent rods.

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