Mar-Lu Sport Fishing Charters, serving Lake Erie anglers since 1978, runs one trip per day for up to six anglers per boat. Our Marblehead location, in the heart of the island area, allows us to fish throughout the Western Basin of Lake Erie whether it's the islands, the reefs and shoals to the west, deep water to the east or Canadian waters just to our north for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass or Perch.
Our fishing charters at Mar-Lu Sport Fishing are led by a highly experienced and qualified fishing guides. Each captain is fully licensed by the United States Coast Guard and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Our boats are fully equipped with modern safety, communications and navigation equipment and is fully insured. Our mission is to always provide the best experience possible for our guests.
Known for the best in walleye, smallmouth bass and yellow perch fishing, the Western Basin of Lake Erie is the destination for anglers in pursuit of the finest fishing experiences. Our Marblehead location allows us easy access to the heart of the islands and shoals, the western reefs and flats and the deeper depths to the east. We also enjoy the shortest run to Canadian waters just to our north. There’s no need to waste valuable fishing time getting to the “hot spots” when you charter with Mar-Lu. Our charter fishing season runs from April through October, each charter boat runs one trip per day with bait, tackle and ice included.
The best Lake Erie walleye fishing action is in the Western Basin where limit & trophy catches are common and more than 80% of all walleye caught in Ohio waters is harvested. Prime times for walleye fishing on Lake Erie are May, June and July for limit catches with trophy catches most common during the spring months of April and May and fall months of September and October.
Our guides are experienced in fishing all the different options Lake Erie provides: the shallows and breaks of the reefs, shoals and islands as well as deeper depths and open water; we will go where ever we need to fish to have the best opportunity to provide a great experience for your party. We provide all bait, ice and tackle; rods & reels are always available for our guests who may want or need one. We have walleye fishing charter packages with lunch available as well as combination fishing charter and lodging packages for your business or pleasure walleye fishing trips. We can accommodate any size party for any length of time at Mar-Lu Sport Fishing Resort.
Yellow perch fishing is a favorite of fisherman living on or visiting Lake Erie. Yellow perch are fairly easy to catch and the great taste of Lake Erie perch makes them desired on the dining table. Prime times for Lake Erie perch fishing are in late summer and early fall as the Lake Erie waters cool. . . although perch can be caught any time of the year. The current daily bag limit number for catching perch on Lake Erie and in Ohio is 30.
Mar-Lu Sport Fishing provides Lake Erie perch fishing charters and lodging packages for large and small groups of anglers. Our perch fishing charters run one full 8 hour trip per day with bait, tackle and ice included. We can accommodate any size party for any length of time at Mar-Lu Sport Fishing Resort.
Pound for pound, some of the most exciting fishing one can enjoy is smallmouth bass. Lake Erie is known as some of the finest fishing in the Eastern United States for these feisty and fierce fighters. Smallmouth bass sizes for Western Basin fishing average 14-18 inches with 20+ inch fish common place. Prime times for Lake Erie smallmouth bass fishing are in the late summer months of July, August and early fall in September and October. Our proximity to the hot smallmouth areas around the Bass Islands, and Kelley's Island as well as the Canadian waters give us the ability to enjoy productive smallmouth fishing near by.
Mar-Lu Marina & Sport Fishing Resort provides Lake Erie smallmouth bass fishing charters and lodging for large and small groups. Our smallmouth bass fishing charters each run one full 8 hour trip per day with bait, tackle and ice included (soft-craws when available may be an extra cost, depending on the market rate per dozen). We have fishing charter packages with lunch available as well as combination fishing charter and lodging packages for your business or pleasure fishing trips. We can accommodate any size party for any length of time at Mar-Lu Sport Fishing Resort.