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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

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

ODNR-Division of Wildlife

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

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 Nonresident*: $50.96 *Fishing license good for 365 days following the date of purchase.

One-day Resident or Nonresident: $14.

Nonresident Lake Erie Fishing Permit*: $11 *Required in addition to a nonresident fishing license for any nonresident 16 yrs. and older fishing the Lake Erie Fishing District from Jan 1-Apr 30.

Three-day Nonresident: $25.

Resident Senior: (persons 66 yrs. and older): $10.

Residents born on or before Dec 31, 1937*: Free *Fishing license still required.

All prices are subject to change.