Sandusky, Ohio located on the Southwestern shore of Lake Erie offers a variety of marinas and boat launching facilities and amenities to allow you to enjoy the awesome sport fishing opportunities. The best time to go fishing on Erie starts in the spring and runs through the fall. Lake Erie is absolutely massive offering a real wide variety of fishing opportunities, the lake has a surface area of 9,940 sq. miles. The local community embraces fisherman that come to vacation in the area just to go fishing and there are also a large number of fishing guides that will take you out for a day and make sure that you are in tune with how to catch fish at the time of year you are visiting. Home to species such as walleye, small mouth bass, and perch. The lake, however is most known for its phenomenal small mouth fishery that draws anglers from across the country to take a crack at catching one of the many massive smallies over 6lbs that swim in its water. Both the Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Outdoors tournament series host major fishing tournaments on this waterway each year.Visitors should be able to expect to catch fish regardless the time of year that they visit, however the Great Lakes are known for becoming treacherous due to high winds that cause lots of waves and unfavorable weather for being out in a boat.
In April, it is a great time to catch the biggest walleye or small mouth bass, but there is also a chance for more in climate weather, so consider bringing your rain gear and watch the weather forecast if fishing in the mid spring. The summers can be a wonderful time to visit and enjoy this part of the country. If the family is planning on a vacation to Cedar Point’s attractions then consider spending a day out on the lake as well for a unique experience, getting out on the water and catching a few fish.Anglers visiting for a week or longer to fish for a major fishing trip are highly advised to connect with a local tackle shop to learn about the best places to go on the lake for catching fish at that time of year. It is even better if you can schedule a trip with a local professional that can teach you on your first day exactly what lures to use, where to go, which will result in an awesome of week of catching versus not catching.Find a guide for your next fishing adventure here.