3/4 Day ( 6 hrs )
1 person$375.00
2 Person$375.00
3 Person$425.00
4 Person
$475.00


With the support and hard work of my son Marlin and my daughter McKenna we are thrilled to bring you Chartered Waters with its many great services. Born in California, we then moved to Pennsylvania where we used to troll for trout in one of the big impoundment lakes there using big flashing dodgers with a little wet fly trailing behind. We then moved to Lebanon, Ohio where I spent most of my youth chasing every kind of fish that swims. I took regular pilgrimages to the Mad River in northern Ohio chasing high pressured rainbows there. Lake Erie smallmouth were one of my favorite targets as well and to this day I had one of my best fishing days of my life on Lake Erie camping on South Bass Island one spring weekend with my brother. We caught the perfect conditions that weekend and in one day I managed to catch a 5 -1/2 pound smallmouth, a 7 lb Walleye, a 4 pound white bass, a 9 pound drum and a surprise bonus coho salmon about 7 lbs. It was one of those magical days my brother and I still talk about catching 4 fish eligible for Fish Ohio awards. Around the age of 11 I bought my first fly rod. A big ole honkin 9 wt and honestly, I didn't really know there were different sizes of fly rods. I taught myself how to cast through trial and error. I whipped off more than one of those cheesy Kmart dry flies before understanding the 10:00 - 2:00 rule and pausing between strokes. I never used backing or leaders...didn't know what they were at first but I did figure out myself that tying on lengths of regular fishing line decreasing in size down to the fly would make me cast better. From there I got a few books and started to learn about some of those "details" like backing, tapered leaders, matching the line size to your rod...flies other than dry flies. I tied my first fly at age 15. A black nosed Dace pattern shown in a book that came in the kit that my mom bought me. I threw that thing around my dad's farm pond clumsily at first and I was always frustrated how those largemouth would swim up to it quickly then stop short of hitting it while I stripped it in. Once after a particularly bad cast I was stripping it in as fast as I could to recast when a 2 lb bass just raced up from nowhere and hammered it. I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but I did realize what happened in that scenario. The fast retrieve simulated an escaping baitfish which triggered a reaction strike from those largemouth. It was one of the first experiences I had with figuring out a bite with a fly rod and it has remained with me to this day. I went from thinking these fish can't be caught with a fly rod to thinking...ANY fish can be caught with a fly rod.

Chartered Waters

Chartered Waters

Larger Groups

1/2 Day ( 4 hrs )
1 person$275.00
2 Person$275.00
3 Person$325.00
4 Person
$375.00


Boat Trip

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Captain

Brett Radar

Full Day ( 8 hrs )
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Full Day ( 8 hrs )
1 person$475.00
2 Person$475.00
3 Person$525.00
4 Person
$575.00


3/4 Day ( 6 hrs )
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