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    Fishing Sandusky bay
from gmbj #13057 #13057  
6/19/2012 12:26:52 PM

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  Im taking my wife to visit her sister who lives in Vermilion, ohio. Im gonna take my boat and fish Sandusky bay for a couple days while they visit. Ive been there once before and put in at a ramp on the west side of the bay just after you come off the bridge. Dont ask me the name of the place cause I cant remember. Anyone here know of a good launch ramp and area of the bay to put in on the west side. Im from Beavercreek, Ohio and the fishing in the bay far exceeds anything I get from the lakes in southwest Ohio. Any fishing areas, specific lures or other info would be greatly appreciatted. Im gonna be fishing for bass, LM and SM. Hope to have a good trip. Thanks.


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   Here is some information from Harumph #11038 #11038  6/19/2012 2:14:35 PM
 There is the Dempsey Ramp.


Plug 2122 S Bayshore Rd, Sandusky, OH into Google Maps. Then click satellite to get the birds eye view.


It is a very large ramp. Somewhat shallow there but we get 21' bass boats in and out of there pretty easy.


No fees to use this ramp.


I suggest that ramp because it gives you easy access to Johnson Island.


Plug in Johnson Island, Sandusky Bay into Google maps for its location. It is just East of the ramp.


That is an old fort with very high rock walls. So if the wind is blowing you can get out of it in there as long as you can get to the opening safely.


All the marinas should have plenty of fish in them. You can fish over near or around Cedar point if want to cross the bay.


Should be plenty of fish everywhere.


The wind dictates where you fish on a given day up there.


Good luck and have fun.



   If you are going to keep you fishing to the bay area from fatboy #9897  6/19/2012 7:15:22 PM
 I would fish East Harbor, while both offer brown and green fish East Harbor is smaller and better protected than the bay. It also offers enough size to keep one occupied for a number of day while giving up plenty of fish.


If you are staying in Vermilion why not just put in there and go out on the lake ( weather permitting ) and fish there? Plenty of bottom changes and drop offs.


There is or was a ramp at East Harbor or you can put in at Dempsey and work your way over to and go under the bridge, through the marina,to the lake, then go west to East Harbor.


   The Bay from Jeff Hahn  6/19/2012 7:42:05 PM
 Don't forget, the Bay can get rough if the wind is from the SW or NE, let alone the BIG power boats. I have always used the Sandusky City Ramp on the East side of the bay. There is a charge to launch there. But, there is plenty of fishing available just using your trolling motor. East Harbor is full of largemouth and is often the place that guys go to catch a nice limit. There's plenty of grass there, so rig accordingly. As fatboy noted, if it were me, I'd launch at the Vermillion City Ramp and idle out the river (it's all NO WAKE in the river) to the main lake. There's a ton of smallie fishing within a couple miles on each side of the Vermillion River.


Jeff Hahn


   Erie trip from gmbj #13057 #13057  6/21/2012 7:41:16 PM
 To all who posted on my questions for fishing Erie I appreciatte the help. I went out this morning out of Vermilion. I had a cheap drift sock, I think its made by Minn Kota, but I started drifting with the usual smallmouth baits. I used strike king gobie baits on 1/4 and 3/8 heads, erie darter on jighead and dropshot, dragged tubes and even cranked with a 5xd in firetiger. The only thing I could catch were sheepheads, and I caught at least 10. I started just outside the breakwall and fished for 3 miles on both sides. I fished from like 15ft to out to 25. I dont know why I was only getting sheephead. I would drag the tubes and gobie baits and catch them. I even tried jerking the baits off the bottom to get a reaction strike. Nothin but sheephead. But I guess if you caught fish everytime you went out iy would be called catchin, no fishin. Im gonna try east harbor before I head back home. Anyway thanks for the help.


   sandusky bay from eriedude #11072 #11072  6/21/2012 10:40:02 PM
 Dont feel bad about the smallmouth fishing. it is just a shadow of what it was just a few years ago.The bass are pretty much done in Sandusky bay now. Best best is east / west harbor but be prepared to share water as its getting hit really hard now.main lake points and marinas are still good.


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