LAKE ERIE WALLEYE FISHING

WALLEYE FISHING ON THE WORLD FAMOUS WESTERN BASIN OF LAKE ERIE

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The migration of the walleye on Lake Erie begins in mid March when they migrate towards their spawning areas that can be one of several in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. One is the Maumee River, another are the reefs on the south shore of Lake Erie and the third is the area between the Toledo Lighthouse and Turtle Island where dredging humps are located.

The spawning period starts around April 1st and goes until May 15th; depending on water temperatures. During that period, hundreds of thousands of walleye end their migration in this area and these are the fish that Legal Limit Charters target in the spring using Jig Fishing. The cold water and the aggressiveness of the spawn fish make this the most exciting walleye fishing of the year!

After the spring spawn is over, the walleye disperse throughout the Western Basin of Lake Erie. They then become more aggressive eaters so we switch our program to casting with live bait or trolling with spoons or crank-baits that have the movements of live bait. These two methods are very effective throughout the late spring and summer months.

CHARTER INFORMATION AND RATES FOR 2019

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 Spring Walleye Jig Fishing – April to Mid May for 6 hours

The spring walleye, due to the cold water and their aggressive nature during the spawn, make them the hardest fighting walleye of the year. If you have never jig fished before it is a hands-on experience you will enjoy!

This trip includes full 6 hours (or if you reach your limit) on the lake with a fully USCG licensed captain and first mate with all bait and tackle included. If you would like to extend the trip, the price would be an extra $100.00 charge per hour.

1-4 people $500.00
5 people $550.00
6 people $600.00

Walleye Casting – Mid May to July for 6 hours

This trip includes full 6 hours (or if you reach your limit) on the lake with a fully USCG licensed captain and first mate with all bait and tackle included. If you would like to extend the trip, the price would be an extra $100.00 charge per hour.

1-4 people $500.00
5 people $550.00
6 people $600.00

 Summer Walleye-Perch Combo – Mid May to July for 6 hours

This trip includes full 6 hours (or if you reach your limit) on the lake with a fully USCG licensed captain and first mate with all bait and tackle included. If you would like to extend the trip, the price would be an extra $100.00 charge per hour.

1-4 people $500.00
5 people $550.00
6 people $600.00

DIRECTIONS TO WHERE WE DOCK

The easiest way to ruin a good fishing vacation is to get lost on the way to the dock. That’s why at Legal Limit Charters we make every effort to get you to the dock without any distractions and without losing any time on the lake. This year we will be docking at the Angler’s Fish Camp, Bolles Harbor and the address is as follows:

Angler’s Fish Camp
6647 Waters Edge Dr.
Monroe, MI 48161

Below you will find directions from the north, south and west to get you to where we dock without effort.

If you choose to use your GPS navigation system, the coordinates are: N41.8745252,W83.3924517 (41.8745252,-83.3924517).

From Detroit, MI area

  • Take exit 11 on I75 S
  • Turn left on La Plaisance Rd.
  • Cross over I75 and take the first left (the dock is on the north side of the channel)
  • Go about 100 yards and you will see the Legal Limit Charters sign on the right side next to the dock

From Toledo, OH area

  • Take exit 11 on I75 N
  • Go straight across La Plaisance Rd.
  • Follow the road around to the right (the dock is on the north side of the channel)
  • Go about 100 yards and you will see the Legal Limit Charters sign on the right side next to the dock

From in Dundee, MI area

  • Take M-50 E towards Monroe, MI
  • Turn right onto US-24 S (Telegraph Rd)
  • Turn left onto East Dunbar Rd
  • Continue on East Dunbar. The road ends at La Plaisance Rd.
  • Turn right on La Plaisance Road
  • Continue until you cross over I75
  • Turn left on the first road after crossing over the freeway
  • Follow the road around to the right (the dock is on the north side of the channel)
  • Go about 100 yards and you will see the Legal Limit Charters sign on the right side next to the dock

TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR MICHIGAN AND MONROE COUNTY

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Here at Legal Limit Charters we believe that your time here is more than just a fishing trip. We believe it should be considered an entire vacation. This is why we have compiled a list of local accommodations,  restaurants and attractions so that you can have the time of your life while visiting Southeastern Michigan.

Accommodations

We recommend Lake Erie Lodging and Charters right in Bolles Harbor, MI. It is conveniently located at 13846 Bayside Dr Monroe, Michigan 48161 and is less than 5 minutes from the dock. Contact Nick Giarmo at the phone number or email address below for prices and availability:

Nick Giarmo
(734) 731-6069
nickala@charter.net

If you choose somewhere else to stay while on your fishing vacation, The Monroe County Convention & Tourism Bureau has compiled a very good list of places to stay in the area. Just click on the button below to continue on to their web site.

Other Accommodations

Camping

Although we do not have any recommendations for a camping site, the closest place where you can put up an RV is the Harbortown RV Resort. It is conveniently located at 14931 Laplaisance Road,  Monroe, MI 48161 and is only 1.8 miles and 5 minutes from the dock. You can visit the Harbortown RV Resort web site by clicking on the button below:

Harbortown RV Resort
(734) 384-4700
Harbortown RV Resort Website

If you choose somewhere else to camp or park your RV while on you fishing vacation, The Monroe County Convention & Tourism Bureau has compiled a very good list of places to stay in the area. Just click on the button below to continue on to their web site.

Other Campgrounds

Restaurants

We recommend two restaurants in the local area because they are the two that will take the fish that you catch and cook them to order while you wait.

Harbor Inn and Ale
13993 Laplaisance Road
Monroe, MI 48161
(734) 384-3604
Harbor Inn and Ale Website
 
Trapper’s
13780 South Dixie Highway
La Salle, MI 48145
(734) 241-2222

If you choose some other place to eat on your fishing vacation, The Monroe County Convention & Tourism Bureau has compiled a very good list of places to dine in the area. Just click on the button below to continue on to their web site.

Other Restaurants

Michigan Travel Information

There is so much to do around here that it would take several pages to show you. Once again we will let the pros at the Pure Michigan Travel page do the talking. Or as they have stated:

Welcome to Michigan, a place where to-do lists and busy schedules stop screaming for our attention. The place where Pure Michigan travel comes first. Here Pure Michigan tourism lets unspoiled nature and authentic character revive our spirits. Welcome to a better state - Pure Michigan.

Whatever you, your family and friends like to do while on your  fishing vacation, we are absolutely certain that Pure Michigan Travel has something for you.  Just click on the button below to continue on to there web site

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Questions??? Call us anytime at (419) 356-5018 or (419) 346-9519

WE GO WHERE THE FISH ARE!!!