Captain Dave Spangler

Captain Dave is licensed by the United States Coast Guard and is a licensed Ohio Guide. 2014 will be our 22nd year in the fishing charter business.

Captain Dave Spangler has been named the 2014 Charter Captain of the Year by the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association in conjunction with the Ohio Division of Natural Resources and Ohio Sea Grant.

Captain Dave Spangler
Lake Erie Walleye Charter
Lake Erie Walleye Charter

Lake Erie Walleye

Our Walleye fishing season begins in April and runs through October. Lake Erie walleye are commonly in the 3-6 pound class and trophy size walleye can reach up to 10 pounds plus. The best fishing times for those Fish Ohio Walleye (over 28”) is in early spring or fall. We start the season in April, operating around Lake Erie's natural reefs out of Wild Wings Marina in Oak Harbor and move to Huron, Ohio in mid-September. We follow the huge numbers of walleye that come to spawn and will move with the schools as the season progresses. Dr. Bugs Charters will always go the extra mile to ensure a successful fishing trip.

All Charters include:
rods and reels, bait, ice, lures and all other tackle.

A deposit of $100.00 will hold your date. If the trip is cancelled due to conditions you have the option of choosing a new date or a refund of your deposit. All charters are strictly your group, no add-ons. I make the final decision on cancellations.

April 1 - November 1

April Jig Fishing -$420

Rates - Standard Walleye Charter - $520

Gas surcharge may apply.

Please call for customized trips.

Charter Checklist:
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan Lotion
  • Cooler for Fish
  • Rain Gear
  • Fishing License
  • Jackets (It is always cooler on the water)
  • Pop and beer (cans only)
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Sea-sickness Medication
  • No large tackle boxes
  • No black or hard-soled shoes

It is always best to consult with your Captain regarding these items; he may have ideas that fit your exact situation or preferences.
Ohio Walleye Charter