Carl Salzano

Covering Lake Erie Central Basin,
Lake Erie Eastern Basin, Lake Erie Western Basin.
Walleye - Steelhead - Perch

Hooked For Reel Fishing Charters operates in full support of the Zero Tolerance program of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs Service. No Drugs of any quantity are permitted on Board.

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Captain Carl Salzano

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Lake Erie Walleye, Steelhead Trout, and Perch fishing charters and guide services located in Ashtabula County, Ohio. 

Hooked For Reel Lake Erie Fishing Charter For Walleye, Jumbo Lake Erie Perch, Steelhead Trout And Bass.

We follow the the Migrating Walleyes! During the months of April, May and June we will fish from Catawba Island to Eastlake, Ohio. From July thru September we fish from Eastlake to Ashtabula, Ohio. Fishing Lake Erie with the experience of Captain Carl Salzano puts you where the fish can be found! He uses the most sophisticated equipment and the maximum of safety. Your Captain specializes in trophy walleye, steelhead, bass and yellow perch fishing charters in both the Central and Western Basin of Lake Erie. Enjoy your Lake Erie walleye fishing charter with a Captain and Guide that is the best and knows how to catch fish. Capt. Carl has over 25 years experience fishing on Lake Erie and the Great Lakes.

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Over the years Lake Erie's Western and Central Basin has proven to a be Gold Mine for catching BIG Trophy-size fish. Lake Erie is alive and well! It is the southernmost, warmest and most productive of the Great Lakes. According to the Ohio Division of Wildlife Lake Erie has the most species and the largest fish harvests of all the Great Lakes. A diversity of habitats, which include: major tributaries, reefs, rocky island shorelines, and deep-water flats account for the abundance of Lake Erie's Sport Fishing. Lake Erie frequently produces more fish for human consumption than all the Great Lakes combined.

Sport fishing is a keystone recreational activity on Lake Erie. So if it's walleye action you're after you'll find the bite is great, and if you want heart pounding fish jumping action we have steelhead trout fishing. Lake Erie also offers fantastic small mouth bass fishing on the reefs and shallow waters. Don't forget those fun to catch, great to eat yellow perch! Lake Erie is truly a sport fisherman's dream.

No experience required. We teach both experienced and novice anglers how to handle rods, reels and lures, and a variety of successful hands on fishing techniques, tips and tricks. Nothing is more memorable than watching our customers experience the hit of a trophy fish.

Come aboard our big, comfortable and roomy 27' Cherokee Charter Edition - we supply all the rods, reels and fishing tackle for your day of fishing. You can charter our boat several times a year for a fraction of the cost of maintaining and outfitting a big water Lake Erie charter boat - you are now free to relax and enjoy fishing.

Aboard Hooked for Reel Fishing Charters, experienced and novice fishermen have unlocked the secrets of trolling and casting for trophy fish (Check out our Photo Gallery!). Many of our customers come back year after year!

We offer several different fishing trips and packages to suit your charter fishing needs. Don't miss out on the best fishing charter on Lake Erie - Book your memory charter fishing trip today before prime fishing dates are filled for the season. Lake Erie Walleye Capital of the World!

Trolling and casting charters available from both the Western and Central Basin (This year we will be fishing in the Western Basin for the month of April only).