Lake Erie Fishing

Lake Erie
Fishing Spot
Bait and Tackle

Surface Area Max Depth Average Depth Max Length Max Width
25655.0 sq km 64.0 m 19.0 m 388.0 km 92.0 km

Fish in Lake Erie

Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Coho Salmon
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout
Rock Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Steelhead Trout
White Bass
White Perch
Yellow Perch

Lake Erie Fishing Reports

Early January Ice Fishing
We went out on Lake Erie near HH Knoll Park Boat Launch in Port Colborne. We stayed close to shore because the ice is about 7 feet thick. We had some luck pulling in a couple good sized perch. One was about 13 inches. There was a pike on the line but it got away. Good thing too because it would have snapped my line and that would have been the end of my day. The guy next to me pulled in a couple good sized pike. All and all it was a great day on Lake Erie.
2014-01-04 | sfjtomp

Fishing Lake Erie

Lake Erie is the fourth largest of the great lakes, and is the also shallowest because the surface area covered is so large. Located in the province of Ontario, Port Stanley is one of the most popular cities on this lake. Another attraction for Lake Erie is the Rondeau Bay that has a trail that runs along a mile lone marsh boardwalk. Named by Native Americans, the name of this lake literally means Cat, because of the violent and dangerous climate of this lake. The Niagara River flows out of Lake Erie into Canada and provides the country hydroelectric power. Some of this water is also funneled through the Welland Canal that flows from St. Catharines to Port Colborne.

Those that are looking for good fishing spots can find them along this lake, because this is the world’s largest home of freshwater fisheries. There are many different types of fish that you can catch through shore fishing, like smallmouth bass, pickerel, white bass, rainbow smelt, and many others. Until the late 1950s the most common fish in the lake was the blue walleye, but since then the population of walleyes has declined. You can reference our site to figure out the best spots to travel when you are looking to catch a certain type of fish, and we have fishing maps to assist you in being the most successful. No matter what area you choose, you are sure to find many catches if you pay attention to fishing reports.

Fishing Lake Erie is something that you should attempt to do if you are a fishing enthusiast, and this is prevalent throughout the winter as well. There are many fishermen that cut holes along the lake, but you have to be cautious. If ice fishing is too dangerous for you, you can choose to fish from piers for freshwater cod named burbot. There are many other names that this fish goes by, like mudblow, cusk, or lawyer fish. These are seen as very ugly fish but taste great, and are one of the most sought after fish specimens from the shore.

Lake Erie is one of the top places in the world to fish for freshwater game, and many populations of fish are thriving. Thankfully, over the last several decades there was a focus on repopulating this lake and now the waters are teeming with fish as a direct result. The walleye, which is the fish that is was most prevalent in the lake, was one of these fish that were in decline. Thanks to conservation efforts, this population is once again thriving which is a blessing for many fishermen. If you are searching for a good source of freshwater fishing you should look no further than Lake Erie.

The Lake Erie fishing map contains information about some of the best fishing spots this lake has to offer as well as the nearby cottages, campgrounds, and bait and tackle shops. The map also shows hotspots where our fishing junkies have caught lunkers and posted photos and stories. Below are the latest Lake Erie fishing reports submitted by charter captains, fishing guides, cottage owners and other users who have recently been out on the lake.
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