John Ware

Meet Captain John Ware

Meet Captain John Ware and H2O Boss Charters

With over 15 years of experience fishing the waters of Lake Erie, Captain Ware possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise. He is eager to share this with you, offering a unique and incredible fishing experience on Lake Erie. Join him and discover the thrill and joy of angling in one of the most fertile fishing grounds in the world.

Captain Ware, with his extensive 15-year experience, is at the helm of H2O Boss Charters, a premier fishing charter service on Lake Erie. This business is renowned for providing exceptional fishing adventures, tailored to both novice and experienced anglers. At H2O Boss Charters, we pride ourselves on delivering a unique, enriching experience on the waters of Lake Erie. Our focus is not just on helping you catch fish, but also on imparting the rich knowledge and skills that Captain Ware has accumulated over the years. We cater to a range of fishing enthusiasts, from those seeking the thrill of reeling in their first catch to seasoned anglers aiming for the prized Walleye or Perch. Our charters are equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear and navigational technology, ensuring a safe and productive outing. At H2O Boss Charters, every trip is an adventure, an opportunity to learn, and a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Erie. Join Captain Ware and the H2O Boss team for an unforgettable fishing experience where every detail is catered to, and every trip is a step closer to the catch of your dreams.

Captain Ware's expertise particularly shines in the art of Walleye fishing, a specialty of H2O Boss Charters. His mastery in various techniques such as light tackle fishing, trolling, jigging, bottom fishing, drift fishing, and spinning, ensures an engaging and productive experience for all anglers aboard. With a keen understanding of the Walleye's habits and habitats, Captain Ware skillfully navigates the waters of Lake Erie, employing these techniques to enhance the likelihood of a bountiful catch. His proficiency in light tackle fishing allows for a more hands-on and thrilling experience, while his trolling expertise covers vast areas of the lake, increasing the chances of a successful catch. Jigging, a technique particularly effective for Walleye, is another of Captain Ware's fortes, along with bottom fishing that targets the lake's depths where Walleye often lurk. Drift fishing and spinning are also part of his repertoire, offering a diverse range of approaches to suit different conditions and preferences. This variety in techniques not only caters to the seasoned angler looking for a challenge but also to beginners eager to learn and enjoy. With Captain Ware's guidance, every H2O Boss Charter trip becomes a masterclass in Walleye fishing.

Boat Details

The H2O Boss, a robust 2001 Sportcraft 27' Walkaround, is powered by a 310HP Mercruiser engine and enhanced with a Mercury outboard for serene trolling on tranquil days. Its spacious rear deck is perfectly designed for the dynamic action of Lake Erie fishing charters, complemented by comfortable padded seating under a hardtop and around the central engine cover. For added comfort, the boat features a hardtop and forward cuddy, offering shelter from unexpected rain, ensuring your fishing experience remains uninterrupted. This vessel is not only equipped with essential safety gear but also boasts an array of amenities including a private head with a flush toilet, a live bait well, advanced GPS/Chartplotter, Sonar/Fishfinder, AutoPilot, and Marine Radios, all contributing to a safe and enjoyable fishing adventure.

The 62O Boss is a swift and agile 2015 Ranger 620, powered by a 250HP Mercury engine and a 9.9HP Mercury kicker, alongside a MinnKota Ultrex trolling motor. Ideal for smaller groups, this popular fishing platform combines speed and comfort, ensuring a quick and enjoyable journey to the best fishing spots.

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Expertise & Attributes

7 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Freshwater Fishing
Live Bait
Drift Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Fishing Poles
Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes: 

- Rods, reels & tackle 

- Lures

- Live Bait (Not including soft craws)

- First Mate (When available)


What to bring: 

- Hat, Sunscreen, Polaroid Sunglasses 

- Wear weather appropriate clothing 

- Food and drinks 

- Ohio Fishing License


DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout  


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit Card or Cash.   


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 14 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.  


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.  


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.