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Explore the Great Lakes and our featured Fishing Destinations that can ensure the best possible fishing experience in the mid-west.

John's 18 year career as a professional fisherman shares his experience to help your fishing adventure become a success.

The Great Lakes Region offers a fishing adventure during each season. Winter is an especially exciting time to catch some fish.

Plan for some breathtaking views when you visit our Destinations that we have carefully selected for you to visit and enjoy.

When you come to experience our Destinations, you can expect great fishing, excitement, great food & lodging, along with tranquility.

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Availably Locally and Nationally on these networks and times. Set your DVRs.

  • CBSSN - Saturdays at 7:30a.m. January-March
  • Fox Sports Ohio - Saturdays at 9:00a.m. January-June
  • Fox Sports Detroit - Sundays at 7:00a.m. January-June
  • NBC Chicago Sports Net PLUS - Mondays at 12:30p.m. January-June


Hello fellow fisherman. Well Christmas comes early and passes and it still feels like Christmas.

The lake is still wide open and fishing is nothing short of amazing from east of Kelly's island to Cleveland. Working 25 to 50ft of water has been best. Find the shad you will find the active walleye and then it's game on. Running two ounce guppy weights behind perfect tens and bandits 20 ft in front is the program with Offshore planer boards. Sets have been 20/20,20/30,20/40 and 20/50. Speed1.1 to 1.3.
Colors vary from day to day but orange,pink and white bellies with metallic and solid body's has been best.
Having soft water and catching giant walleye this time of year is a real treat. So if you want to catch some bonus time. Get out there and have some fun. Good luck. Captain Gary Zart. Blue Dolphin Charters.


It's finally coming to an end. The end to the most amazing, awesome fishing season I have ever fished. Lakewide the fishing was nothing short of phenomenal. At Blue Dolphin Charters we were catching 30 to 40 fish an hour. With the state of the lake, next year should be awesome as well. We are looking forward to keeping you updated next year so please stop by frequently. For Blue Dolphin Charters, it ended last week with a 2nd place finish in the Fall Brawl with 6500 participants. One of our Charter customers reeled it in. What a rush. If you would like to go out with us please give us a call at 216-849-4954. Have a wonderful holiday season.Will see ya in the spring. Thank for stopping by. Captain Gary.