: port clinton next week
05-26-2001, 07:06 PM
Heading up next week for the first time am looking for a tent campground anywhere in the area launches and hopefully a marina i can leave the boat in at for a couple days. Any suggestions on a campground or areas to fish would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance.
05-27-2001, 02:31 AM
LAST EDITED ON May-27-01 AT 04:32AM (CST)[p]Family Camping Ctr. located at 2318 East Harbor Rd(sr-163). Just East of Port Clinton has some tent camping sites, also cabins if you are interested. Mid-Way marina, ~3 miles north on sr-53 from sr-163 will rent you a dock by the day or week. Family camping has a web site, it is http://www.gocampingamerica.com/familycamp/index.html
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05-28-2001, 05:06 AM
East Harbor State Park is a good choice for camping. It has all the things you need as far as a commissary, showers, etc.. It is pretty much in the middle of the bite right now. Kelly's to the right, Port Clinton to the left. If you are going to trailer your boat, Use the docks at Catawba State Park. They are in good shape. With plenty of water If you are heading towards Port Clinton. Use Mazurik Access if heading towards Kelly's.
05-28-2001, 05:15 AM
East Harbor State Park is good choice for tent camping. It has a commissary, showers, etc., and is pretty much in the middle of the Kelly's, and Port Clinton Area. If you are going to trailer and launch your boat, use the Catawba State Park dock if you head towards Port Clinton. If you want to go to the Kelly's area Try Mazurik Access.
There have been good catches made out north of Kellys and west of the bass islands as well as north of west sister island. Use smaller cranks like Deep Little rippers off planer boards or Michigan Stinger Spoons behind 20 Jets or 0 Dipsys. Coppers and golds have been best. Drifters are catchin fish with gold weapons or mayfly rigs. In either case use only a small piece of worm. The fish have started to show up at Huron and Vermilion as well in 30 - 32' of water.
For Erie questions go to boatohio, then click on boating forums, then on ask the expert. See you there.
Good luck and enjoy your week.
camp runninmuck almost right across from mazuriks free launch great good ramp easy access to niagra and kellies area some of the marinas in the area have transient docks haven't used them the last few years 1 was winnies boat basin in marblehead and the restauraunt a little farther down. probablly others in east harbour and bar harbour all right across the street from runninmuck just have to go and check them out you should have no trouble finding dock for week.
Kelly's Island State Park.On the North shore of Kelly's. From Marblehead take 2nd ferry service (called Kellys Island Ferry not Neuman's). $70.00 will take 2 adults,van & boat/trailor round trip across. $20.00 a nite will put your tent at the water's edge or $14.00 non water front. Great concrete ramp in walking distance and fish cleaning house also. If you must leave boat in water overnight , it's best left at Marina on south side of island. The ramp is protected by breakwall but has no overnight dock.
Ferry & camp are an added expense , but if ya only make it up once or twice a year it's well worth the journey. No long boat ride needed to find fish (walleye or smallie's). I take the boys on this gig every spring. If the lake is too choppy , just get around to Leeward side. Done good trolling spoons/inline boards on N.W corner May 11th.
Kelly's Island State Park...check it out..a little more expense
ferrying vehicle and boat across ($70.00 with 2 adults round trip) but your camping on the north shore/great
ramp/fish cleAning facilities, on top of the fish.
I take the boys every spring.
for some excelent gill and lm bass fishing check our the old quary located behind the schoolhouse-access is down the road & on the oposite side from the 4H camp. cuaght my firt fish (actualy first several dozen)there many moons ago. still a must do when I am on the island.
05-31-2001, 03:41 AM
I've used Neuman's Ferry a few times (1st one if coming from the west). I like them. Didn't know of the 2nd one. Neuman's was $44.50 round trip, pickup, 16' boat, 2 adults this spring.
RC - Any reason to favor Kelly's Island Ferry?
Also, does anyone know of any Kelly's Island private ramps other than the #@% narrow, winding, steep one on the south shore? $6.00 bucks is fair and it beats not fishing when there is a strong N/NE wind, but it's tough on my clutch.