Put-in-Bay Ohio is also known as the Walleye Capital of the world. Put in Bay in Ohio’s western basin of Lake Erie is the fishing information destination of choice. Choose from small mouth bass, yellow perch and walleye. If it’s top-notch Lake Erie fishing, you’ll find it here!
Lake Erie is truly a sport fisherman’s dream. Fishermen from all over the United States test their skills in the fertile waters of Lake Erie. From ice fishing to trophy walleyes to buckets of perch, you’ll find it here in the waters of Put-in-Bay. Find a Put-in-Bay lodging early, as popular April weeks fill fast!
In the spring from early April to late May, schools of walleye are scattered along the reefs around the island. Perch, crappie, rock bass and smallmouth bass can be taken along the Island shoreline. In the summer, catfish are plentiful and the walleye can be found in the deeper waters surrounding the island. The fall finds fish moving back to the shallow waters around the Islands.
Year Round Fishing Information at Put-in-Bay
Fishing doesn’t stop in the winter. The ice around Put-in-Bay becomes a small city of hundreds of ice shanties. There are several local, licensed fishing guides located on Put-in-Bay. Fishermen can stay overnight at the Bay Lodging Resort, the only hotel open on the island during the winter! In April, most fishermen stay at the Island Club Home Rentals which is great for fishing boat parking. For summer, there are many great Put-in-Bay Lodging choices!