Plan Your Trip

What to bring

Some of the items you may wish to bring are rain gear, suntan lotion, hat, jacket, sun glasses, soft-soled shoes, lunch and snacks, camera, pop, beer and wine and extra cooler space to transport your catch home.

IMPORTANT: You must have a valid FISHING LICENSE. You can buy your license online from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.


If you have never been on the lakes or have a previous history of seasickness (motion sickness), take a motion sickness pill before you leave the dock. This will ensure a pleasurable trip for both you and other party members.

Notable places

Name Phone number
Szuch's Fishery and Live Bait (419) 836-5264
Holiday Inn Express Oregon (419) 691-8800
Meinke's West Marina - Public Ramp, Guest Docks, Fuel (419) 836-7774
Comfort Inn East (419) 691-8911
Lake Erie Lodge East (419) 836-2822
Maumee Bay State Campground & Lodge (419) 836-7758 or 836-1466
Comfort Inn South (419) 836-7758 or 836-1466
Pirate Sportfishing Charters - Meinke's West Marina, Docks E79-80
Walleye Walli's (419) 836-7862