On Fire Charters

Are you ready to experience what fishing in the western basin of Lake Erie is all about? At On Fire Charters they still specialize in the art of drift casting for Walleye with their captains and first mate being very well versed in it. They’re docked at Little Ted’s Cottages, which offers onsite lodging accommodation for those who are out of town or multiple day trips. There’s also an onsite fish cleaning station which makes ending your day a breeze. You’ll Leave from East Harbor which puts you right in the middle of the island system and into the heart of some of the best Walleye fishing on Lake Erie.

They run a 27’ Sportcraft that has capacity for 6 anglers. There’s an onboard with a bathroom in the cuddy which allows them to accommodate families with women and children. It includes all of the kit that is required for a successful day on the water including outrigfers and fishfinder technology.

Yellow Perch and Walleye are the 2 main target species out on Lake Erie. As well as drift fishing, you’ll also use techniques such as trolling, bottom fishing, and jigging to reel them in.

All equipment, ice, bait, and a cooler are provided on your trip. All you need is a valid Ohio fishing license, food and drink. Meals and drinks can be provided for an additional charge to make your experience easier.

On Fire Charters pride themselves on providing a fun, memorable experience with top notch customet service. The owner Captain Chuck, is also a full-time fire lieutenant/EMT, so be rest assured that your safety is of the utmost importance on this trip. So, what are you waiting for? Head down to Lake Eire to enjoy a blissful day of reeling them in!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Walleye - full day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - Oct 31
    up to 6 persons
    Even if you're an experienced angler, drift casting may be something that's new to you. This fly fishing technique is fairly unique for catching Walleye and provides you with plenty of fun. Not a fly fishing fan? Don't worry because the outriggers are fitted and ready to let you get your trolling game on!
  • Private trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - Dec 31
    up to 6 persons
    This trip on Lake Erie will take you around it's islands providing an adventure as well as fishing fun. This is a great trip for families due to the sightseeing and also because Perch are a less technical catch so your kids won’t get frustrated trying to master fly fishing! None the less, your captain and a first mate is on hand to help should you opt for one.
  • Private trip
    Walleye 1/2 day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - Oct 31
    up to 6 persons
    From April through to October you can drift cast or troll in the Walleye capital of the world. Walleye make for a fun fishing challenge as they put up a big fight as the wreaks with your line. Not only are they a fun catch but they taste out of this world when you cook them after a long day on the water. Find out what all the hype is about on Lake Erie!
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About the Captain

Chuck Smalley
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, Estados Unidos
ID & License verified
Member since Febrero 2020
I have been fishing since I was old enough to ride my bike to ponds and streams. I have been fortunate enough to travel across North America, fishing in some of the most beautiful lakes around. Living on Lake Erie my entire life has been a blessing and made it a natural fit for me to start running charters on the Walleye Capital of the world. Customer service and a fun enjoyable trip for all is our top priority.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sport Craft (Angler) originally built in 1991. Powered by a 325HP Mercruiser 454 engine.

27 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing



Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate


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


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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