Travel Update
Our partners strive to ensure that a trip to Lake Erie Shores & Islands is a fun and safe experience. To learn more about the cleanliness and wellness policies/procedures that are currently in place, please click here.

Boating & Fishing info

Whether you're looking for a chartered boat, a rental, or the inside scoop on fishing from our locals, we've got you covered!

Area Weather Forecast

Area Weather Forecast

The Weather Channel

Central Shores

Forecast produced by The Weather Channel

Ice Fishing Information

Ice Fishing Information

770 S.E. Catawba Rd. (SR 53)

North Shores

When the conditions are favorable and safe, ice fishing is one of the most popular wintertime activities in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region. This brochure will help you find fishing guides, bait stores, overnight accommodations, safety tips, and more. Fish On! Click HERE to download this information!

Lake Erie Fishing Hotline

Lake Erie Fishing Hotline


44870
Central Shores

Please call 800.441.1271 to hear a daily weather report and weekly, updated fishing report.

Lake Erie Marine Forecast

Lake Erie Marine Forecast

NOAA-National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration

Central Shores

Forecast produced by the National Weather Service.

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West

770 S.E. Catawba Rd. (SR 53)
Port Clinton, OH 43452
North Shores

Please call 800.441.1271 to hear a daily weather report and weekly, updated fishing report.

ODNR-Division of Wildlife Lake Erie Office

ODNR-Division of Wildlife Lake Erie Office

305 E. Shoreline Dr.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Fishing licenses and the Ohio Fishing Regulations Brochure (Pub. 84) are available from most sporting goods stores, bait shops, and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Licenses are required for anyone 16 yrs. and older. Annual fishing licenses are valid for 365 days following the date of purchase. Multiyear licenses are available for residents. Prices are subject to change. Hunting licenses are also available.

Ohio Fishing Licenses and Rates

Ohio Fishing Licenses and Rates

2045 Morse Rd., Bldg. G
Columbus, OH 43329
Central Shores

NOTE as of 4/6/2020 ODNR states: In response to the public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Stay at Home Order, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is temporarily suspending the sale of non-resident hunting and fishing licenses until further notice. Fishing licenses and the Oho Fishing Regulations Brochure (Pub. 5084) are available from most sporting goods shores, bait shops, and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Licenses are required for anyone 16 yrs. and older. Rates:  Annual Resident*: (persons 16-65 yrs. who have resided in Ohio for the past six months): $25 *Fishing license good for 365 days following the date of purchase. Annual Non-resident*: $50.96 *Fishing license good for 365 days following the date of purchase. One-day Resident or Non-resident: $14 Non-Resident Lake Erie Fishing Permit*: $11 *Fishing license required for any non-residents fishing the Lake Erie Fishing District from Jan 1-Apr 30 Three-day Non-resident: $25 Resident Senior: (persons 66 yrs. and older): $10 Residents born on or before Dec 31, 1937*: Free *Fishing license still required. Prices are subject to change.