Who We Are and What We Do

Fishing doesn't get any better than this! Here in Ohio’s Western Basin of Lake Erie we have the best walleye fishing in the world. It is estimated that millions of walleye are caught in our area each year. Don't forget those fun to catch, great to eat yellow perch! Lake Erie is truly a sport fisherman’s dream. Whether you are a group of guys or women, a family with kids, or entertaining a group of clients, this is the exciting fishing trip you will forever remember. Come earn your braggin’ rights with Blue Sky Charters.

Blue Diamond

  • 28’ Baha Cruiser Hardtop

  • Powered by 8.1 liter, 370 HP Mercruiser Engine

  • Equipped with marine radio, electronic fish finder, GPS and a private enclosed marine head toilet.

  • U.S. Coast Guard Safety Equipment

  • Fully Insured

  • Licensed for up to 6 paying anglers, plus a Captain & First Mate.

  • Our style of fishing is light tackle, drift fishing for Lake Erie Walleye.

Blue Sky Charters and our Blue Diamond has been featured on:

  • Outdoors Ohio with D’arcy Egan (Season 4, episode 14)

  • Ohio Valley Outdoors Magazine, 21 Walleye Aboard The Blue Diamond by Brenda Laymen

  •, Fishing with the First Lady

  • Country Living Magazine


Captain Peg

Come Aboard with Captain Peg Van Vleet!

  • A lifetime of experience fishing Lake Erie

  • U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain

  • Ohio Licensed Guide

  • Member of the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association

  • 2016 Captain of the Year, Lake Erie Charter Boat Association

  • Loves to teach kids of all ages how to fish!

A message from Captain Peg:

Like many captains, I grew up in the Walleye capital of the world and was a recreational angler before I became a captain. I learned the lake and the movement of the fish at a young age. As a captain, my job is not just to put you on the fish, but to find the fish that are biting. Erie is a big lake and finding the right area to fish is a process that starts before and continues during the charter. The area with the best bite changes, and I’m fortunate to work with other great captains who share information on fishing conditions. Working together allows us to spread out and fish a larger area. We can narrow the depth, the count, lure type, and color to increase our catch.


I’m thankful that I can share my love of fishing with others who enjoy it as much as I do. Thanks for taking the time to explore Blue Sky Charters website, and I look forward to sharing my world on Lake Erie with you.

Captain Peg Featured in Country Living Magazine

Something for Every Angler

Charter Rates

Captain Peg and any Captain that runs for her are U.S. Coast Guard Captains and Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources (ODNR) licensed guides.

Whether your interest is in Walleye fishing or Perch fishing, Blue Sky Charters offers the perfect outing for you! Come fish the Great Lake where the fish are jumpin! We fish with you until your limit is caught or maximum of 8 hours dock to dock, whichever comes first.

Walleye (1-6 Anglers)


*Due to fluctuating fuel costs rates subject to change without notice. Please verify prior to departure date.

Perch (1-6 Anglers)


*Due to fluctuating fuel costs rates subject to change without notice. Please verify prior to departure date.

Executive (1-6 Anglers)


Includes boxed lunches, beverages (water and soda drinks) a first mate, and fish cleaning

$100 deposit due within 7 days of reservations. Balance due before leaving dock. Cancellation due to weather is solely at the Captain’s discretion. If this does occur, another date will be offered.

Time Schedule: 

  • Full Day – 8 hours or daily catch limit: 6 walleyes per day per angler.

  • Departure time is 6 a.m. - adjustable due to timing of sunrise and weather conditions

May 1 to October 1
Click here for current available dates.


Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Check or Cash ($20 processing fee for credit cards)

*The captain reserves the right to delay or cancel a charter due to inclement weather conditions.


Available Dates

Our Charters

All COVID precautions are taken: boat sanitation, hand sanitizers, masks when not in open water. 

Group Charters

A customized group charter offers a great way to spend quality time with family or friends while creating the fishing memory of a lifetime.

Charters for Guys

Get away for the day with a good friend or a group of your buddies, and have a blast while fishing Lake Erie. Planning a guys’ weekend getaway or a men’s church social event? A fishing charter is the perfect excursion.

Charters for Women

Ladies, let's go fishing! Even if you've never fished before, you’ll be sure to have a blast learning how with Captain Peg! Captain Peg and her crew will teach you the ropes!

Executive Charters

An executive charter with Blue Sky Charters is second to none if you need to entertain clients or do something special for your top employees. You can enjoy the day fishing with your business associates without the usual interruptions and distractions. Boxed lunches and non-alcoholic drinks are included.

Family Charters

Bring the kids and enjoy a great day of fishing on Lake Erie. Kids of all ages are welcome. No one can teach kids to fish like the Captains of the Blue Diamond. It will be an experience they will never forget. So, come on, what are you waiting for, create some memories that will last a lifetime. Just remember that kids age 16 and older are required to have an Ohio fishing license.



Your Questions, Answered


Charter Includes:

  • All bait & tackle.

  • On-board fish cooler and ice for your catch.

  • St. Croix Rods and high-end spinning reels so you do not have to worry about bringing any gear and can just focus on enjoying your trip. Rods are for you to use on a “you lose it, you bought it” policy. Cost: $200.00

  • Custom, hand-tied lures with the highest quality parts.

  • Advice on lure presentation and fishing techniques, even for the novice angler.

  • The experience and commitment to make your fishing trip an exciting and memorable one.

  • Box lunches and non-alcoholic beverages are available for additional fees. Please request at time of reservation.

What should I bring?

  • Valid Ohio fishing license (For anyone 16 yrs. of age and older. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty while on leave or on furlough are not required to have a fishing license.)

  • Motion sickness medication – recommended starting this the night before your trip and again that morning.

  • Dress appropriately for the weather, Lake Erie can change quickly and in the spring or fall it can be cold. You can check the current weather conditions here (Port Clinton zip code is 43452).

  • Soft sole (non black) shoes.

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, jacket, rain gear.

  • A way of taking a photo of your big catch!

  • Food and beverages, one non-wheeled cooler per party.

  • No glass bottles or hard liquor, beer is okay. Please know your limit for safety sake.

  • Cooler to take your catch home. Please leave this in your car.

Where can I get a license?

You can purchase your license from various bait and tackle stores in the area. You can also purchase your license over the internet at:

Can I bring my own rods and tackle?

Yes. If you decide to bring your own fishing gear, please limit yourself to one tackle box per group. Please no large tackle boxes. We have all the tackle and fishing gear you need. We also have rods for you to use, on a “you lose it, you bought it” policy. $200 replacement cost.

Can I cancel if I feel the weather is too bad?

Cancellation due to weather is solely at the Captain’s discretion. If this does occur, another date will be offered.

First Mate: Tipping

Your First Mate acts as the Captain’s second in command.  At Blue Sky Charters, we always have a First Mate aboard any charter.  Like food service workers, First Mates work for tips.

During the Charter, they are on board to serve both experienced and inexperienced anglers.  Before and after the Charter, they clean and sanitize the boat, and they stock and service the equipment.  It is customary to tip your First Mate 15% to 20% the cost of the Charter.

Many First Mates can be hired to clean your fish for you also.  You are welcome to ask your First Mate about his or her terms for doing so.

How long is the fishing day?

A typical fishing day is 8 hours, or when reaching daily catch limit.

Are there any age restrictions?

There are no age restrictions. Just keep in mind that the charter could last up to 8 hours before we catch our limit. Young children may lose interest after that long. Kids age 16 and older are required to have an Ohio fishing license.

What is the maximum amount of people that are permitted on your charter?

Our charter license allows for 6 paying anglers plus a Captain and First Mate.

Did you catch a qualifying Fish Ohio award fish? Check out the link to register your fish for your award

To view the current fishing report for Lake Erie visit:

Lakefront Marina Port Clinton

Contact Us

Blue Sky Charters is located at the Lakefront Marina 2 miles west of downtown Port Clinton on Lakeshore Drive. Exit State Route 163 (Port Clinton-Oak Harbor) off of State Route 2. Go over the railroad tracks and turn right at the “T” Intersection (Lakeshore Drive). We are located ½ mile up on the left.


Blue Sky Charters
Lakefront Marina
1805 W. Lakeshore Dr.
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

(937) 414-6742

Contact Us


1805 W Lakeshore Dr, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA


©2018 by Blue Sky Charters.

Catching fish