Are you ready to land the big one? At Put-in-Bay that’s a virtual certainty, because it’s the Walleye Capital of the World! Just check out the annual Lake Erie fishing report!

Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing

If you want to get out onto the water and snag some fish during your trip to Put-in-Bay, let Captain Bruce and Captain Steve help you do it on their Lake Erie fishing charters. Between the two, they bring 50 years of experience with fishing charters to Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing. Their business is helping you land the big one, and they’ll do so by sharing all the knowledge they’ve acquired over the years about the migration patterns of the game fish of Lake Erie. If there’s a secret spot anywhere…

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Oak Point State Park

Oak Point State Park has twenty docks that can be rented for the day or overnight. There is also sidewalk fishing permitted. Additionally, this is a very nice spot for a quiet picnic at the small picnic area. Oak Point State Park is nearby downtown Put-in-Bay and its major attractions. You can get an incredible view of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial from here. Believe it or not, this park holds the distinction of the smallest in the state park system of Ohio. So you can say you’ve been…

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Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charters

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Did you know Lake Erie is home to some of the most productive freshwater fishing grounds in the United States? Lucky for you Char-Tom Lake Erie Sportfishing Charters knows these waters all too well and is ready to put you onto your best catch yet! The Char-Tom team offers a variety of fishing charter trips aboard one of four “Tommy C” charter vessels. Join U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, Chuck Crum, for a Put-in-Bay fishing trip of a lifetime. You will be in safe hands on the Tommy C and…

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Captain Park’s Lake Erie Charters

Looking to catch a few fish on your next visit to Put-In-Bay? Captain Park can help make your dream Put-In-Bay Fishing experience happen. Captain Park’s Lake Erie Charters will take you out for a great day on the water. He specializing in guided fishing trips for parties of up to six adults and/or children. Join Captain Park on “MegaCatch” for a fun-filled day on Lake Erie’s best fishing holes and your family will never forget it. For over 38 years, Captain Parks has been chartering fishing trips around the Lake…

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The Wharfside

If you’re heading out onto the waters of Lake Erie to do some fishing, the Wharfside is an essential stop. At Wharfside, you can pick up all of the bait and tackle you’ll need, as well as things for the boat and all of those small important things like sunscreen that you may have forgotten. Another thing you may forget that you can buy at Wharfside is a State of Ohio Fishing License. The fishing is great around Put-in-Bay. So great, in fact, that Lake Erie has earned the nickname…

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Your Lake Erie Island Fishing Trip

Fisherman flock from all over the country to haul in walleye, perch, bass and more, but make sure you have your Ohio fishing license. It sure helps that Put-in-Bay is such an awesome place to spend an evening after a morning out on the lake! That’s why we get so many bachelor parties and business outings on our Lake Erie fishing charters in the A.M. and our bars and restaurants in the P.M.! To learn more about how you can make your catch, read below:

So if you feel like you won’t be able to get the full Put-in-Bay experience in just one day, make sure to check out our lodging options. You can book a Put-in-Bay resort, hotel, condo, or renal, but make sure you book sooner rather than later. Weekends fill up fast in the summer and you don’t want to miss out! The faster you book, the faster you can get on a Put-in-Bay ferry!


More Put-in Bay Fishing Info

South Bass Island is known to many anglers as the walleye Capital of the World. For more information on Western Basin fishing reports, fishing guides, and fishing gear you can look online or ask the Wharfside. Boat ramps are located at the South Bass Island State Park as well as downtown Put-in-Bay. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources patrols the great Lake Erie Islands in tandem with the U.S. Coast Guard and is just as likely to stop you near PIB as they would be in Sandusky, Port Clinton, or Cleveland, if not even more so.

You may have come for the Walleye fishing but you can also expect to catch Smallmouth Bass and Lake Erie Yellow Perch as well. For Put-in-Bay lodging we recommend the Island Club and Bird’s Nest Resort home rentals as they both cater well to fisherman. Island Club also has golf cart rentals. Ask their staff about the best put in bay restaurants and bars as well as other upcoming events, FAQ’s, or other island events. Everyone loves some god ol’ Put-in-Bay Fishing!

Island Fishing Questions

Can you get a fishing charter on Put-in-Bay?

Yes. You can choose between two Put-in-Bay Fishing Charter Services.  Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charters ran my Captain Tommy is a great choice. You also have Captain Park’s Lake Erie Fishing Charters ran by Captain Park. Both are experienced charters who know the local waters well.

Where is the best place to stay for a fishing trip?

The Island Club Rentals are your best lodging option when it comes to a Put-in-Bay fishing trip. The rental home community offers fisherman specials along with fish cleaning stations and parking for your boat. Give them a call at 216-898-9951 to make your reservation today!

What time of year is best for fishing?

The two most popular times for fishing are at the beginnig and end of the tourist season. Put-in-Bay hosts fisherman typically during the spring and fall months. That is also when the Lake Erie fishing conditions are best.

Where can I park my boat?

The Island Club Rental Homes come with a spacious driveway that is able to fit your truck and boat trailer. If you need additional parking you can park on the side of the street.

Where are the boat ramps located?

There are two boat ramps located on Put-in-Bay Island. The most commonly used one can be found at the South Bass Island State Park. Meanwhile, the other boat ramp is located next to Jet Express dock in the downtown Put-in-Bay Harbor.