Lake Erie, Ohio Fishing Overview
Everything You Need to Know About Lake Erie, Ohio Fishing
With an average of 1.5 million fish caught in Lake Erie every year, you won't go home empty handed. While the lake is known for steelhead, a number of different gamefish live in its waters and provide plenty of great fishing opportunity.
What can I catch in Lake Erie?
To the majority of anglers fishing on Lake Erie means steelhead, steelhead, steelhead. The lake and its tributaries provide one of the best fisheries for steelhead in the world and the fish is the signature of the area. The best steelhead and lake trout fishing will often be found in a part of the lake called the mountain, where the lake is deepest and the cold-water fish will congregate as the water warms elsewhere.
Aside from lake trout and steelhead, fishing in Lake Erie is good for bass, walleye, perch, crappie, and bluegill,
Beware the Weather
When heading out on Lake Erie - always be careful and consider your safety. When in doubt, contact a guide to take you out and ensure the conditions are good. Because Lake Erie is the shallowest of the great lakes, it is prone to more severe weather, including fast shifts from calm rollers to large waves, as well as significant fog. This is one of the reasons why we offer 100% weather protection on our trips - if the conditions are bad, your guide will work with you to reschedule your trip or get you a refund.
When you're ready to take that trip, head out from Cleveland, Buffalo, Detroit, and Toledo as your major jumping off points to get out there.