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A Reel Good Time in Shores & Islands Ohio

Shores & Islands Ohio

Whether you are already hooked or just testing the waters, Shores & Islands Ohio is the spot for fishermen and women to drop a line and stay awhile. Known as the “Walleye Capital of the World,” anglers can catch channel catfish, bass, and yellow perch in addition to walleye and other species of fish. One can enjoy fishing on the waters of Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay, or one of the rivers or creeks that flows through the region.

Cast Your Line: Shore Fishing and Boating Adventures

Can’t resist the allure any longer? Grab your pole and cast a line from shore. Brought your own boat? Places such as Mazurik Lake Erie Access Wildlife Area in Marblehead or Huron River Boat Access in Huron offer a spot to launch your boat as well as leave your vehicle while fishing. If you plan to stay a couple of days, consider a slip at one of the marinas with overnight transient dockage. Want to check out the best areas with a local captain? Climb aboard a walk-on charter or book a private one in advance to see what the region holds. Visit the Shores & Islands Ohio website to learn more about boating spots, fishing, and other marine related information.

Competitive Spirit: Fishing Tournaments in Shores & Islands Ohio

Not only does Shores & Islands Ohio welcome leisure anglers, but it is also a top destination for competitive fishing tournaments. Throughout the year, the region is excited to welcome the National Walleye Tour in April, the Mid-Ohio Catfish Trail in May, the King Kat tournament in June, and the Midwest Crappie Alliance Shootout in October, as well as others. We are proud to see the community support for these events as the incoming anglers look for lodging, restaurants, entertainment, bait, and even fuel.

Explore the Fishing Expo: Gear and Experts

Looking for a way to hear from the experts, check out new gadgets, and meet others in the fishing world? The Midwest Crappie Alliance will be hosting an Expo at the Cedar Point Sports Center from October 24th through October 26th in addition to their tournament. This event will be open to the public and FREE to attend. Whether you are a pro or just starting out, the show will have a variety of fishing vendors who are ready to share their products and expertise.

Shores & Islands Ohio

Regardless of how you fish or where you fish in Shores & Islands Ohio, we are excited to have you visit. So, cast a line and get ready for a reel good time! Get more Lake Erie fishing information and order your 2024 Play + Stay Guide at

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