Put-in-Bay Fishing

Fishing has long been a part of the island’s culture. Put-in-Bay and the surrounding western basin of Lake Erie is often nicknamed the ” Walleye Capital of the World”. Click here for lodging specials during Put-in-Bay fishing season.

Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing

Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing

Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing offers the best in Lake Erie fishing. Captains Steve and Bruce make sure your time on the boat is fun, safe, and full of freshly caught fish. With packages available for groups of various sizes, this is a perfect activity during your summer vacation on South Bass Island. Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing Service Details and Packages Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing is a great choice for both beginners and live long anglers. As island locals, Captains Bruce and Steve are dedicated to all thing Lake Erie. They capitan each character with a healthy dose of humor and expertise. Every package...

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Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charters

Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charters
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Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charters provides families, couples, and large groups everything they need for the ultimate in Lake Erie fishing. Manned by Charles Crum, a full time U.S. Coast Guard captain, these charters are an unforgettable experience. Perfect for the fishing novice and expert alike, Captain Crum and his crew make sure your every need is taken care of so you can focus on what’s important, the fish! Ride aboard one of their four fishing fleets. The 30-foot Luhrs Custom Sport Fisherman boat, also known as Tommy C, is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art electronics and safety equipment exceeding U.S....

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Captain Park’s Lake Erie Charters

Captain Park’s Lake Erie Charters

Experience the best of Lake Erie with Captain Park’s Lake Erie Charters. Park Schafer, a full-time captain, leads the way, sharing his expertise with the whole family. He learned to love fishing on Lake Erie with his father and has been on the lake ever since. His trips are fun for the whole family. Kids love hooking their first perch and being on the water. Book a full or half day with Captain Park. His boat, the “Megacraft” is comfortable and fully modernized. Insured, it is fully equipped with USCG safety equipment, GPS, video fish finder and a marine radio....

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Lake Erie Fishing Charters

Planning a fishing trip with friends and family? South Bass Island, commonly referred to as Put-in-Bay Ohio, is the best place to be! The state of Ohio is home to many Lake Erie fishing charters. The best fishing charter services are on Put-in-Bay.   Walleye fishing is a popular sport exercised among the Lake Erie Islands.  Other types of fish you should expect to catch are smallmouth bass, yellow perch, catfish and more types of great lakes fish.

Visitors can pick between Put-in-Bay Fishing Charters with Captain Bruce, Char-tom Sport Fishing Charters, or Captain Park’s Lake Erie Charters. Each fishing charter boat service must follow all fishing guides and maintain a valid State of Ohio fishing license. The U.S. Coast Guard and Ohio Department of Natural Resources are known to make random checks as frequently, if not more so, as they would in places like Cleveland, Port Clinton, or Sandusky. If you forgot you license and need it printed out you can head to Wharfside next to the Boardwalk. They can also provide most of the fishing gear and equipment you may need and may also have more in depth fishing reports.

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Anglers can find boat ramps at the South Bass Island State Park and downtown Put-in-Bay alike. As far as home rentals go, we recommend the Island Club or Bird’s Nest Resort as they cater very well to fishermen. Feel free to ask the staff at either about golf cart rentals, Put in Bay restaurants, cool upcoming events, the best bars, or any other island events you can think of.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing.

What do I need to pack for a fishing trip at Put-in-Bay?

One of the most important things to purchase before your fishing trips is to purchase your fishing license. There are different levels and prices! Fishing gear and sunscreen are a must too. Don’t worry fishing gear is available to rent on the island.

When is the best time to fish?

There is no off-season for fishing on Put-in-Bay. The early spring is the best time to fish for perch, smallmouth bass, and walleye fish. The summer is known for catfish and walleye. During the winter, avid fishermen come to Lake Erie to ice fish!

Where should I fish at Put-in-Bay?

There a few options for locations to fish. Many people rent or charter boats to try their luck on Lake Erie. The State Park fishing pier is a very popular place to cast a line. Please note that a fishing license is required to fish.

What are the best places that offer fishing charters?

The top two fishing charter services on the island are Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing Service and Captain Park’s Lake Erie Charters. Both offer an expert crew and fishing gear that allows for a peaceful fishing experience!

What is the Lake Erie Fishing Report?

The Lake Erie Fishing report offers up-to-date information on perch, walleye, trout, and steelhead information. We recommend looking at the fishing reports to plan for your upcoming trips!