Special-Eyes Charters – Port Clinton

Join Special-Eyes Charters on an exciting adventure in Port Clinton! Captain Dale Grimm has been fishing Lake Erie his entire life and knows all the best spots to get you hooked up. He caters his trips to all types of anglers, from novice to pro, and all ages are welcome as well.

You’ll be fishing from a 30’ Cherokee hardtop sportfisher, powered by twin 300 HP Crusader engines. The boat is equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, radar, as well as top-quality tackle, outriggers, downriggers, a fridge, a toilet, and a cooler for drinks. She accommodates up to 6 guests and everyone can fish comfortably at the same time.

You’ll be fishing the Walleye Capital of the World, so naturally, your main target is Walleye. Lake Erie is filled with many other exciting species as well, including Freshwater Drum, Yellow Perch, and Largemouth Bass. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to reel in an A-lister and Capt. Dale will provide as much assistance as you need.

Capt. Dale starts casting jigs as soon as late March and early April and continues this type of “rod-in-hand” fishing all year long. You can switch up the technique and change from jigs to casting harnesses as the waters start to warm up.

You’ll also be able to troll, especially if the lake is calm. Capt. Dale and his crew will make every effort to take care of your wishes and customize your trip based on your preferences.

You’ll be provided with nothing but the finest gear, as well as live bait and high-performance lures. All you need to do is pick up a fishing license before your trip, pack extra layers of clothing, and bring your own snacks and drinks.

Your next Great Lakes adventure awaits. So pack your bags, start planning your trip, and join Special Eyes in Port Clinton for an exciting journey on Lake Erie!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Walleye Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 15
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Walleye fishing is the name of the game here. Lake Erie is brimming with many other species as well, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to target other freshwater fish such as Perch, White Bass, and Catfish. Fishing tackle is included in the price, so just pick up a license before your trip, feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Walleye Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 15
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Your main target species is Walleye but you'll have opportunities to catch many other Lake Erie favorites, such as Largemouth Bass, Freshwater Drum, and Yellow Perch. Rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price. Just be sure to purchase a fishing license, pack extra layers of clothing, and feel free to bring snacks and drinks.

About the Captain

Dale Grimm
Oak Harbor, Ohio, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
10 Customer Reviews
Member since Diciembre 2019
My name is Captain Dale Grimm – the captain and owner of Special-Eyes Charters. I’ve been fishing since a very young age, as have all of the captains that work for me on our 4 boats. We all have over 30 years of experience, fishing the Walleye Capital of the World, Lake Erie. We take a great deal of pride in showing our customers a fun, memorable, and educational day on the water. All captains are USCG-licensed and have their Ohio Guides Licenses as well. The captains are Dale Grimm (Special-Eyes 1), Ron Bradway (Special-Eyes 2), Dan Hrabak (Special-Eyes 3), and John Lesniewski Jr (Special-Eyes 4). Come enjoy the day with me or one of our other 3 captains, I’m positive you’ll have a wonderful time!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (White) Bass (White)
Catfish Catfish
Freshwater Drum Freshwater Drum

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Cherokee – Hardtop Fisherman (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 300HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Debra B.
Cleveland, Ohio
 5.00
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Special-Eyes is the best

Agosto 8, 2019
Great experience. Capt. Dale and crew are the best at finding walleye and you will normally limit out before the charter...
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John L.
Northwood, Ohio
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Diciembre 9, 2019
Very friendly & helpful captains…boats & restrooms are very clean, all equipment is top notch to make your day...
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Robert B.
Columbus, Ohio
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A great day on the water!!

Mayo 5, 2019
What an absolutely great day and experience we had with Special-Eyes Charters!!! The boat and equipment were all top notch,...
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Brett B.
Maple Heights, Ohio
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Walleye Charter

Agosto 3, 2019
We had a great time with Special-Eyes Charters. We took a trip with Captain Ron for my friends bachelor party. We arrived early...
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Robert T.
Toledo, Ohio
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Our family has been fishing with Captain Dale and first mate Dianne for many years. They are knowledgeable and prices are fair....
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