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FISHING

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The Sandusky River in Fremont, Ohio, as well as​ several other area reservoirs and bodies of water offer numerous fishing opportunities. While the spring run is our most popular fishing opportunity, good fishing can be had all year long throughout the county.  With our many parks and public access areas, Sandusky County is truly an anglers paradise.

Sandusky River

Top  3 Spring Run Locations

PUBLIC FISHING ACCESS LOCATION 1

MILES NEWTON (DOWNTOWN)

Sport fishermen for generations have been flocking to the Sandusky River, ​each spring to take part  in the walleye and white bass spring run fishing phenomenon. This year, make it your new tradition.  The spring run is known for producing some of the largest walleye taken from Lake Erie each year. The most consistent success on spring walleye usually occurs in the deep pools that line the Sandusky River between the State Street and Miles Newton Bridges in Fremont. Favorite gear for landing these thrashing lunkers among the rocks is a medium-weight spinning rod and ten-pound-test line. From March 1 through May 1, lures are restricted to those with single hooks, so lead head jigs in a variety of weights and bright colors are the universal favorite. The actual start date is triggered by water temperature so dates may vary. For fishing conditions and regulations, visit:  http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov

The Sandusky County CVB is now offering our Angler Savings Card, shown below to our fishermen friends.  Stop into our office at 712 North Street to get yours or pick one up at our partner locations. The card when shown with a valid fishing license will entitle you to 15% off hotel rooms at the llisted hotel locations along with many free or promotional discounts at many of our restaurants.

Fremont Current Weather Conditions

Sandusky River Current Conditions

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Above is a map to our downtown Fremont access parking area to use during the spring run.  Parking is FREE but is first come first serve!  Other parking can be found in the downtown Fremont business district.

PUBLIC FISHING ACCESS LOCATION 2

SAND DOCKS 

The Sand Dock at the end of North Street and Sand Road is located on the river behind the Sewer Water Treatment Plant and has a public boat ramp and plenty of easy access to the river bank.  Ideal for those with decreased mobility or a handicap that would like to fish, but cannot easily make their way down the rocky floodwall downtown.

PUBLIC FISHING ACCESS LOCATION 3

Darr-Root Fishing Access

Ohio Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with county and city officials, opened Fremont’s first public boat ramp on the Sandusky River offered by ODNR, which is being called “Darr-Root Fishing Access.” Darr-Root Fishing Access is at 201 Walnut St. in Fremont, The locations has plenty of truck and trailer parking and easy access to the river.

Additional Information and Maps

Fishing in Sandusky County is known to be some of the best in the state of Ohio. From Walleye and White Bass Fishing on the Sandusky River to fly fishing at mull covered bridge,  the fishing opportunities and plentiful. Please be sure to purchase your fishing license and verify that you are following all State ODNR rules and regulations BEFORE you fish. For rules and regulations visit: wildlife.ohiodnr.gov

Fremont is located:

  • 20 minutes from the Lake Erie Island Ferry in Downtown Port Clinton

  • 40 minutes to Cedar Point Amusement Park

  • 45 minutes from downtown Toledo

  • 82 minutes from downtown Cleveland

Downloadable PDF Information Sheet about Fishing Locations

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