Put in Bay Fishing Charters

Put in Bay is the best place on Earth for Walleye fishing.  Also, the ever popular Great Lake Erie Yellow Perch is ever present.  This great natural resource has provided anglers with exceptional fishing for generations.  Come and experience the fun!

Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing
With a combined 50 years of charter fishing experience, Captain Bruce and Captain Steve of Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing are the perfect pair to help you make the most out of your charter fishing experience on Lake Erie. They know everything there is to know about Lake Erie’s game fish and their migratory patterns. They’ll be ecstatic to have the chance to share that information with you to maximize your chances of landing the big one! They are both licensed by the State of Ohio and the U.S. Coast Guard and...View More
Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charters
Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charters is a full-service fishing trip spearheaded by Charles Crum. A full-time U.S. Coast Guard captain, Captain Crum has fished all over the United States but loves Lake Erie above all else. The waters of Lake Erie produce so much fish that it is easy to hook one, even on your first time. Board one of the Tommy C boats for an unforgettable experience! Char-Tom provides you with everything you need for a successful fishing trip. Remember to bring your fishing license for those over 16, Ohio,...View More
Aquatic Visitors Center
The Aquatic Visitors Center looks to spark the love of nature and fishing in kids and adults of all ages. Made possible by the Ohio Sea Grant, this freshwater field laboratory is full of educational exhibitions, and hands on activities. Additionally, it has its own fishing pier! Kids under 16 can fish for free. With fishing gear provided by the ODNR Division of Wildlife, children not only perfect their skills, they also learn about the food web and the invasive species in the lake. Gobies are invasive and if caught...View More

Each season on Put-in-Bay, the majority of visitors coming in April is for fishing. These men and women oftentimes are from Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and more.  They come to our great place in Lake Erie to catch a trophy fish.  With a moniker like the Walleye Capital of the World, its no wonder fisherman flock here.

The Western Basin of Lake Erie is among the most fertile fisheries in the World.  Charter boat fishing has been a popular way for visitors to experience the action.  These charter captains have vessels that depart from Put-in-Bay on day trips.  Additionally, both charter and head boats disembark from Port Clinton, Ohio. Both provide a chance to catch a monster.

Native Americans fished around the the Lake Erie Islands.  This exceptional resource is one worth enjoying and preserving.  Keeping the Lake clean and healthy will be a great asset for future generations.

Be sure to consider a Put-in-Bay Fishing Trip in your Future.  To Reserve your Lodging after a long day of reeling and catching, head over to the Put-in-Bay Reservations Center.  Check Dates and get locked in Hook, Line and Sinker!  Fish On!

PIB Ohio Fishing

South Bass Island is a prime spot for anglers so print out a fishing guide, grab your fishing gear, study up on those Western Basin fishing reports, and hit the boat ramps because you have some huge Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Lake Erie perch to catch! If you don’t have your own boat, you can take a golf cart to the South Bass Island State Park where rentals are sometimes available. If not you can always check out a charter like the Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing Service with Captain Bruce or Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charter. Need to print out your State of Ohio fishing license? No problem! Head to Wharfside next to the Boardwalk where they can print it out. The United States Coast Guard patrols PIB the same way they would patrol somewhere like Cleveland’s waters. The U.S. Coast Guard works in tandem with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to police Lake Erie fishing.

Put-in-Bay Lodging

Need an island home rental? Check out the Island Club, where they also have golf cart rentals, or Bird’s Nest Resort. Ask their staff about upcoming events, the best Put-in-Bay restaurants, best bars downtown or any other island events.