Capt. Ross Robertson has made his complete living as a full time professional angler for more than 20 years. Through the years he has worn many hats including time as a fishing guide, boat salesman, TV host, outdoor writer, product designer, tournament fisherman, speaker, radio host and podcaster to name a few.


The Bigwater team fishes ice-out to ice-up on the Great Lakes. Specifically we spend the majority of the year chasing walleye on Lake Erie’s Western and Central basins. For most of the season, we call Port Clinton, Ohio our home base. We are committed to making your trip both fun and educational. We specialize in trophy walleye, educational trips and just plain having a good time away from the daily grind. Most of our charter trips accommodate 1 to 3 guests, but we have multiple boats available for larger parties.

Our tournament winning team has been featured in outlets such as In-fisherman, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, FLW, The Meat Eater as well as many newspaper and other national publications. All Charter Captains are Coast Guard licensed and fully insured.

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Going Deep…For Fall Walleye

For some reason fishing deep can be intimidating. In reality deeper fish are less pressured, easier to mark on sonar and much easier to catch that spring time fish in deep water. Here are three ways to effectively target deep fish this fall Dipsy Diver— Originally a salmon tactic, Dipsy

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Ross with small walleye

Beat the Heat

In my younger years, well before spray tanning, the “cool thing” was to go shirtless and see how olive you could turn your skin. This was a problem for me even thirty years ago because I can get burned by just thinking about the sun

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Apocalypse Fishing

Apocalypse Fishing

Life has a way of getting away from us, in my case it took a near apocalypse to switch things up. I have been fortunate enough to be located in a place where we have been able to fish the entire time as long as social distancing is practiced. Let’s

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