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

NOAA-National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration

Central Shores

Forecast produced by NOAA's National Weather Service.

Lake Erie Fishing Hotline

Lake Erie Fishing Hotline

305 E. Shoreline Dr.

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.S. Catawba Rd. (SR 163)
Port Clinton, OH 43452
North Shores & Islands

Please call 800.441.1271 to hear a weekly, updated report.

ODNR-Division of Watercraft

ODNR-Division of Watercraft

1407 Cleveland Rd. W (US 6)
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Get information on recreational boating practices, boat registration, watercraft regulations and boating laws from the ODNR Division of Watercraft. Open Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

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 and are renewable by March 1 of each year. Prices are subject to change. Hunting licenses are also available.

Ohio Fishing Licenses & Rates

Ohio Fishing Licenses & Rates

305 E. Shoreline Dr.

Fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 yrs. and older and are renewable by March 1 of each year. Prices are subject to change. Annual Resident: $19 (persons 16-65 yrs. who have resided in Ohio for the past six months), Annual Non-Resident: $40, One-Day Resident or Non-Resident: $11, Three-Day Non-Resident: $19, Resident Senior: $10 (persons 66 yrs. or older and born on or after Jan 1, 1938). Licenses are free for persons born before Jan 1, 1938.

U.S. Coast Guard Station

U.S. Coast Guard Station

606 Prairie St.
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores & Islands

To report a maritime emergency, suspicious activity, or a violation of law, contact the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel 16 using your vessel's marine radio.