Just because summer festivities like swimming and fireworks are ending, there remains one lakeside staple with plenty of time left to indulge in. Fishing on the shores of Lake Erie is a crowd pleaser, but even moreso now that these shores are a proven treasure trove for the catch of the day.
Searching for the perfect place to fish along the shore is easier now that Conneaut and Port Clinton have been names top spots. Yellow perch can be found in abundance in Port Clinton, where the Miller Ferry is also waiting to take lake lovers on a last-minute trip to Put-In-Bay. Conneaut is a haven for walleye fishermen who can also enjoy the rugged wildlife on the Pennsylvania border.
According to FishingBooker, an online resource providing guides for fishing in more than 2,000 worldwide destinations, these Ohio spots were chosen by avid fishermen who have left reviews of these spots online during the past six and a half years. Both Conneaut and Port Clinton received near perfect ratings.
“With fish like tricky walleye, acrobatic smallmouth bass, or aggressive coho salmon, fishing in freshwater is an adventure in its own right,” says Karin Mayer, FishingBooker’s outreach specialist. “Conneaut and Port Clinton are the best places in the U.S. to fish for walleye and yellow perch.”