Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands Celebrates New Year’s Eve with Walleye Drop

LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS, OHIO, December 20, 2018 --- When you are known as the “Walleye Capital of the World,” you don’t celebrate New Year’s Eve like everyone else. You celebrate, with thousands of fellow revelers, by dropping a 20-foot-long, 600-lb. walleye known as Wylie Jr. as the clock strikes midnight. Add in the kid-friendly “Minnow Drop,” live music performances, games, contests, and more, and it is easy to see why thousands of revelers make the trek to Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands for this unique event.

For more information, or to schedule an interview, please email Kristina Willoughby, Walleye Drop Chairperson, at kwilloughby@ncbj.net.  Area lodging information is available at SHORESandISLANDS.com and event details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/WylieWalleyeFoundation/



Shores & Islands Ohio is the Midwest’s favorite getaway. This coastal destination boasts 152 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, the best fishing on the Great Lakes, welcoming communities, rich history, a wine trail, and an abundance of family-friendly attractions. World-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park calls it home, along with Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, other indoor and outdoor water parks, animal parks, sports venues, and more. Visitors enjoy ferries and cruises to Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass, and Kelleys Island. One of the country’s best areas for spring and fall bird migration, the area is overflowing with natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation. More at SHORESandISLANDS.com

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Jill Bauer, Public Relations Manager
Shores & Islands Ohio
Phone: 419.625.9495
Email: jill@shoresandislands.com