Official Put-in-Bay Island, Ohio: Vacation & Travel Guide

Put-in-Bay Fishing

The best Put-in-Bay Island fishing starts here.

The warm weather fishing season starts when the ice fishing waters around Put-in-Bay's winter season recede. 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 hotels, resorts and vacation home rentals offer reduced rates in the spring and fall for anglers wishing to enjoy the thrill of fishing Put-in-Bay and its surrounding waters. In the winter, one resort, the Bay Lodging Resort, welcomes ice fishermen for short or extended stays.

Sport 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.

Useful Put-in-Bay Fishing Links

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Fishing Report
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 Fishing Council
A collection of organizations and individuals involved in sport fishing and the natural and stocked resources that make this fishing 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 Put-in-Bay fishing charters, fishing clubs and associations, Ohio fishing reports, Department of Natural Resources sites, and the home pages of Ohio members.

Ice Fishing information
Information about ice fishing and preparing for an excursion to Put-in-Bay for winter ice fishing.

Lake Erie Walleye
The official site of Lake Erie Walleye fishing around Put-in-Bay. Many helpful articles to improve your chances for a winning catch at Put-in-Bay Ohio

Walleye Central
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 at Put-in-Bay. 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 fishing Put-in-Bay. Lots of photos of fish. It has hyperlinks to the major walleye fishing clubs. Join the forum and learn more about fishing Put-in-Bay

Great Lakes Angler Magazine
A great publication covering Great Lakes fishing and Put-in-Bay. Offers fishing tournament information including those competing around Put-in-Bay.

In Fisherman
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.

Boat Ohio
If you are coming to Put-in-Bay to fish from a boat, this is a great website! Check out the Angler's Alley section for great Put-in-Bay fishing reports, fishing regulations, on-line application for a license to fish Put-in-Bay, and a Put-in-bay weather forecast.

GPS Coordinates for Put-in-Bay and surrounding Islands
A great resource for pinpointing your desired fishing location around Put-in-Bay

National Data Buoy weather for Put-in-Bay
Current weather information for Put-in-Bay and the surrounding islands.

Ohio DNR Fishing
The State of Ohio DNR FIshing Home Page