Put-in-Bay Fishing Information
What you need to know about fishing around the island of Put-In-Bay
The warm weather Put-in-Bay Fishing season starts when the Put-in-Bay winter ice fishing season recedes. Anglers begin taking walleyes from western basin reefs, Maumee Bay and Sandusky Bay. Yellow perch fishing is also very productive, including many limit catches. Many Put-in-Bay hotels, resorts, and vacation home rentals offer reduced rates in the spring and fall for anglers wishing to enjoy the thrill of fishing the Put-in-Bay island and its surrounding waters. In the winter, one resort, the Bay Lodging Resort, welcomes ice fishermen for short or extended stays.
Sports fishing at Put-in-Bay and surrounding lake Erie rivals that on any other lake in the country. Walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, and steelhead trout fishing are all abundant and you couldn’t ask for a better or more versatile fishery than Lake Erie and the shoals around Put-in-Bay. Anglers come here from all over the US and Canada for the fertile fishing grounds. Put-in-Bay has numerous boat docks and marinas to accommodate anglers and their fishing rigs. The South Bass Island State Park has a large parking area as well as a public boat ramp and camping options.
Helpful Fishing Information and Links
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
The official website for the state of Ohio Department of natural resources offers up to the moment fishing reports for the waters of Lake Erie surrounding Put-in-Bay. Charter Boat Captains from Put-in-Bay as well as Put-in-Bay locals report current fishing conditions and where the hot spots are around Put-in-Bay.
Great Lakes Sport Council
A collection of organizations and individuals involved in sports fishing and the natural and stocked resources that make this possible, and the ecosystem of the Great Lakes including Put-in-Bay. It has news on Put-in-Bay fishing, local Put-in-Bay fishing reports, links to angler Web pages, tournaments, state and federal agencies, and fishing clubs. Fish Ohio A section of the main site is devoted to Ohio and Put-in-Bay and calls itself Ohio Anglers Online. It has links to charters, clubs and associations, Ohio fishing reports, Department of Natural Resources sites, and the home pages of Ohio members.
Ice Leaders News
Information about Put-in-Bay fishing on the ice and preparing for an excursion to Put-in-Bay for winter ice fishing. If you are planning on coming in the winter months, be sure to check which Put-in-Bay Hotels are open.
Lake Erie Walleye
The official site of Put-in-Bay fishing For Walleye around Put-in-Bay. Many helpful articles to improve your chances for a winning catch at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. If you don’t have a boat, you might want to look into a Put-in-Bay Charter Boat to experience our great fishery.
The largest of all walleye sites, this comprehensive website promises to provide “more walleye information than you can handle.” This site includes featured articles on how and where to catch a good walleye while enjoying Put-in-Bay Fishing. It offers articles, a store, a message board, a chat site and more. It’s a place where walleye fishermen can ask for and give advice about Put-in-Bay fishing. Lots of photos of fish. It has links to the major walleye fishing clubs. Join the forum and learn more about Put-in-Bay fishing
Great Lakes Angler Magazine
A great publication covering Put-in-Bay fishing in the Great Lakes and tournament information including those competing around Put-in-Bay.
This website for the Popular TV show features information on Put-in-bay Walleye fishing, Put-in-Bay perch fishing, and general Great Lakes information.
If you are coming to enjoy some fishing around the Put-in-Bay island, this is a great website! Check out the Angler’s Alley section for great Put-in-Bay fishing reports and regulations, online application for a license to fish Put-in-Bay, and a Put-in-Bay weather forecast. Be sure to also look into Put-in-Bay Docks for your boat.
National Data Buoy Weather for Put-in-Bay
Current weather information for Put-in-Bay and the surrounding islands.
ODNR Division of Wildlife
The State of Ohio DNR Fishing Home Page