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Frequently Asked Questions

Fishing Limits Lake Erie 2013
1)    Walleye: 15” minimum length
2)    Walleye May 1 through February 28:  6 Walleye per day, no possession limit
3)    Walleye March 1 – April 30:  4 Walleye per day, no possession limit
4)    Perch:  30 per day, no possession limit

Fishing Licenses
        You can go online and get your fishing licenses at:
         https:     Or stop at any store that sells fishing or hunting licenses. You can get a fishing license at the store at the Marina.

Fish Ohio Awards
      Ohio will award you a Fish Ohio Award if you catch a qualifying fish.  Osprey Charters will be glad to get your award going if you catch one.  Just ask and I will be happy to help you. Fish Ohio minimum size limit for selected fish:

  • Walleye                    25 In.
  • Yellow Perch             13 In.
  • Smallmouth Bass        20 In.
  • Channel Catfish         26 In.
  • Freshwater Drum       22 In.

 Canadian Fishing Licenses
          If we decide to go to Canada and fish for 2013, you will need to go online and get your fishing license before hand, or get them printed out at a area bait store.

Mileage from selected cites

  • Columbus, Ohio           125 miles
  • Cincinnati, Ohio          240 miles
  • Cleveland, Ohio            75 miles
  • Chicago, Illinois           265 miles
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana    115 miles
  • Indianapolis, Indiana    335 miles


    No, tips are not required, but if you believe that the Captain gave you a good day (not only a big box or limit of fish), but worked hard to give you a good day, a tip is appropriate.  Generally a 10% to 15% tip is customary.

What happens if we limit out early?
    If we limit out early (which happens frequently), we usually will catch and release on the walleye or switch over to other species if we have bait and have time to fish for them.  Or if you want, we can call it a good day on the lake and go in. 


 Smoking is allowed.  Please refrain from smoking under the hard top and please make sure you take care of your cigarette butts.

Number of People allowed on the Boat
You can have up to 6 people on the boat in your party, this does not include your captain and mate.  Please do not ask to bring more then six. This voids my insurance and is strictly against Coast Guard regulations.  A mate is a hired hand and has to be in a Coast Guard drug-approved program.

an you pick us up at Put-In-Bay?
Yes, If arrangements are made, Osprey Charters can pick you up at the Islands.