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Rod and reel: Top destinations to fish along Lake Erie

Buffalo may be a good spot to fish.

Buffalo may be a good spot to fish.

When moving to a new area, fishing enthusiasts may want to look for places around their location that are good to take a break and bring out the fishing pole. If you are in this category, and plan to move to a spot around Lake Erie, you may like what you see. There are many different spots that may be great to relax and go fishing with some friends that may be not too far from where your moving company dropped off your moving containers. Some of these options may be perfect places to start.

Headlands Beach State Park, Mentor, Ohio
If you are in Ohio, you may want to start with the Headlands Beach State Park. This spot, located in Mentor, is approximately a half-hour from Cleveland, and has some great fishing options in the area. One of the best spot to catch fish may be the federal breakwall, according to BBOnline.com. This is where you can grab a number of fish including walleye, salmon, multiple types of bass and even carp. The park also is within a short distance from multiple private fishing charters to get you out into the lake.

Buffalo, New York
When planning on living in or around a big city, it may not be a bad idea to consider Buffalo, as the city has a number of different  fishing options, and using a little strategy may be of help to get the fish that you want. According to OutdoorLife.com, it may be a good idea to get into a boat from here and use a mapping device that can show some of the deep depressions in the lake. These can help you get some of the larger fish in the area. There are also multiple areas around the shore to fish if you don't want to go on an excursion offshore.

Huron Boat Basin, Huron, Ohio
In the central section of Ohio's Lake Erie coast is Huron. The city has a multitude of fishing options, and checking out either shore fishing or getting in a boat can be good options, according to BBOnline.com. There are many different types of fish in the waters around here, such as bass, catfish, walleye and perch. It is quite a popular fishing spot for Ohioans, so depending on what you are interested in, someone may be able to help out.

Lorain, Ohio
Just east of Huron is another fishing locale that could make for a great area to try and make a catch. This city is Lorain, and there are multiple ways to catch something here. According to OutdoorLife.com, it has shore fishing by taking advantage of the Lorain Harbor sea wall. However, the best fishing in this area may be at night time. If you are looking at a place to get your boat into the water, it may not be a bad choice to use the Municipal Pier Launch Ramp. For the best time of year to catch walleyes, it may be a good plan to try in June.

Cleveland Lakefront Metroparks, Cleveland
Another major city where you can take advantage of some solid fishing options is Cleveland. This city has many different places where you can fish, and according to BBOnline.com, this locale is filled with fish including salmon, largemouth bass, carp and yellow bass. If you like fishing from a pier, then you may be in luck. Head on over to the 55th Street Marina, which has a notable option.