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Fishing in Lakeside Marblehead
What type of fishing charter is best for me?
What to Bring
- A fishing license. Guests age 16 and above will need to buy a license from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Generally, it’s better to do this online. You can buy your license from one of the area’s numerous tackle shops, but most marinas do not stock them.
- Snacks and drinks. Most charters provide ice and water, so feel free to bring along your favorite soft drinks.
- Weather-appropriate clothing. Captains recommend bringing a warm jacket year-round, especially if you’re targeting the night bite!
- Sea-sickness medication. Waters can be rough here, especially in the shallows close to the shoreline, as the waves build very quickly.
When to Visit
Lakeside Marblehead Fishing Seasons
Depending on the weather, some anglers will be ice fishing on the lake. Most boats are out of the water and under maintenance, preparing for the arrival of the high season!
Charters will start heading out onto the lake if the ice has cleared. Walleye inhabit the Western Basin year round, so if you’re willing to risk the freezing weather, you might hook this Lake Erie staple.
This is when Walleye start making their presence known! March is generally seen as the start of the season for Lakeside Marblehead charters.
This is the perfect time to hook trophy-size Walleye! Most charters will take you out to the early-season hotspots around Kelleys Island, Put-In-Bay Island, and the Bass Islands.
Again, the Western Basin is all about Walleye in May. This is also the perfect time to combine your angling with a stop-off at one of the Western Basin’s islands to soak up the sun.
June is one of Lakeside Marblehead’s most popular months, and for good reason – the trophy-size Walleye come thick and fast, and Smallmouth Bass is common, too.
Combine trophy Walleye fishing with some on-land activities. You’ll find plenty of opportunity to take part in Lakeside Marblehead’s favorite summer sport, shuffleboard!
August sees the arrival of tasty Yellow Perch! Walleye fishing remains hot, and weather conditions will dictate whether you fish the shallows or around the reefs and islands.
Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass fishing is excellent, and trophy-size Walleye will be waiting for you in the deeper waters around the Western Basin’s islands.
Yellow Perch fishing only gets hotter, and Walleye just keep coming. Once you’ve hooked your catch, head to land to witness the annual Lighthouse Festival!
Walleye and Yellow Perch fishing is excellent at the beginning of the month, but tends to slow down as the waters gradually begin to cool.
As the season comes to an end, Walleye can still be found in the shallows of the Western Basin – if you’re willing to battle the winter winds, that is!