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Looking for a freshwater adventure in Ohio? Once known as the “Village of Lake Captains,” Vermilion has stood the test of time as a fishing destination, and its reputation is only getting stronger. The Walleye capital of the world – Lake Erie – will show you what it means to fill your bags, while the Vermilion River will grant you easy access to the best fishing grounds with more than 3,000 boat slips and ramps.

While Walleye should definitely be on your bucket list, there’s a variety of other freshwater species that inhabit these waters. You can expect to run into anything from White Perch, Smallmouth, and White Bass, to Catfish. Yellow Perch is a fall favorite, and the “Silver Bullet” (Steelhead) is an offshore gem.

If you’re planning a family outing, a half day trip is your best choice, giving you some precious time on the water while also providing you with a nice catch. If you’re up for a challenge, drift or troll for Walleye and Steelhead on a full day trip. Evening and night trips can be a fun choice if you want to experience the lake from a different perspective.

Vermilion fishing trips usually leave from Don Parsons Marina, Romp’s Water Port Marina, or one of the slips down the river. Once you choose your adventure, your guide will make sure to fill you in on all the rules and limits. Get your fish on and fill that freezer!

Rules & Regulations

Everyone over 16 should have an Ohio fishing license, and if you’re a non-resident, it only covers you from May until the end of the year. A specific Lake Erie permit is necessary when fishing the lake from January 1 until April 30.

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With winter in full swing, this is the perfect time to try some of that ice fishing Lake Erie is known for. Check out the surrounding area for ice fishing charters!


Ice fishing is likely to slow down and stop as the winter comes to an end. This is a great month to target some trophy Steelhead.


With the start of spring, head out and test your skills against some big Steelhead. You can try to reel in some Bass while they’re biting hot.


Experience the staple of Lake Erie and go fishing for some prized Walleye. You’ll also get the chance to catch Steelhead.


This is a great time to go out and reel in Smallmouth Bass, as well as Walleye. For some extra adrenaline, head out on the water after dark!


The Festival of the Fish, a three-day fish frying event, is held annually in June. Target Catfish and Smallmouth Bass, and have some fun in the town.


July marks some of the productive fishing on Lake Erie. A variety of species are biting, including Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Catfish.


This is a great time to target Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and Catfish. There are free concerts in town for some fun after a day of fishing.


For the best results, head out early or late in the day. The species with the best bite are Smallmouth Bass and Catfish.


This is when Steelhead, Bass, and Walleye are biting in Lake Erie. You can head to town for the big Woollybear Festival in October.


You’ll find that Steelhead, Walleye, and Yellow Perch are all biting, so head out and fill your bags!


Check reports to see if ice fishing can be done safely somewhere in the area. You can target Steelhead and Walleye in December for a great adventure.

Vermilion Fishing Calendar

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May fishing trip
John Y. fished with Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters on May 27, 2020
Use Captain Sloppy Joe and you will catch great fish
4 hour trip with Captain "Sloppy Joe"
Beverly V. fished with Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters on July 26, 2019
Go with Captain "Sloppy Joe"! Smaller boat than these big charters but you get a great comraderie,and personal one on one experience. Gaurantee you will have a good time and enjoy it so much.
Two day executive trip with Captain Tony
Michael F. fished with Mega Bites Charters on September 1, 2018
Try it out. Beautiful harbor. Nice town. We will probably go back
Half Day Trip with Captain Tony Mega Bites Charters
Chad H. fished with Mega Bites Charters on August 1, 2018
Be prepared for all conditions. We endured some rough what water that was not part of any forecast. Lake Erie is not always predictable. You must be flexible.
Half Day Trip with Captain Sloppy Joe
Steven S. fished with Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters on July 14, 2018
Research hotels before you go. Go to park at liberty and 58. Beautiful sunsets.
Half-day trip with Capt Sloppy Joe
Ronald H. fished with Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters on June 3, 2018
Find someone knowledgeable (Capt Sloppy Joe with Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters)
Charter Trip with Captain Sloppy Joe
Katherine W. fished with Day/Nite Bite Fishing Charters on June 2, 2018
I would recommend them to go to captain Sloppy Joe!
Half day trip with Captain Tony
Derrell G. fished with Mega Bites Charters on July 3, 2017
We had to work for what we caught, but all six of us had a great time.

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