Boating and Fishing in Fairport Harbor

Explore Fairport Harbor where the Grand River meets Lake Erie! We’re known for our walleye, perch and steelhead trout action. Fairport has three boating ramps, a fishing pier, several marinas, canoe/kayak access, available dockage and charter boat fishing.

While you’re here, walk the breakwall, visit the lighthouse museum, or spend a day at Fairport Harbor Metroparks Lakefront Park.

Fairport Harbor is a deep draft commercial harbor, ranked 28th on the Great Lakes. According to the Army Corps of Engineers, it is the 111th leading U.S. port with 2.5 million tons of material shipped or received in 2005.

PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH
Fairport Harbor Port Authority
220 Third Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 357-8466
Boat launch facility at the end of Water Street.
Single vessel launch: $10
Double vessel launch: $15
Gift cards, season pass and dockage available by the month or year.
Handicap access transient boat docks available.

CHARTER BOAT FISHING
Eye Gotcha Charters
Captain Tom Fleming
522 Hidden Harbor
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 350-1565
(440) 725-9845 (Boat)

Steve’s Bait
112 Water Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 350-1523
Hours during fishing season: 6 a.m. to dark
Fishing license, bait and fishing tackle available.

MARINAS & YACHT CLUBS
The Fairport Harbor Yacht Club
www.fhyc.com
1177 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 354-9083

Fairport Harbor Rod And Reel Association
www.fhrra.org
1201 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 350-4618

HTP Rack & Marina
625 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 357-0269
Annual and seasonal dock & rack rates. Direct lake access. Public fuel dock, restaurant, dry rack storage, transient docks

Hidden Harbor Marina
498 Hidden Harbor Dr.
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 639-0381

Grand River Marine, Inc.
www.grandrivermarine.com
939 Water Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 352-7200
Rack Storage Seasonal & Yearly Dockage, Jet Ski storage, Winter Storage
Riverbend Marina

Riverbend Marina
www.riverbendmarinaonline.com
Marina Address:
1313 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
Office Address:
Riverbend Marina, Inc
482 Blackbrook Road
Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 352-2339

Rivers Edge Yacht Club
www.reyc.net
1313 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 354-2111

Western Reserve Yacht Club
1313 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 354-2434

CANOE & KAYAK
Grand River Landing
800 N. St. Clair Street
Fairport Harbor OH 44077
Lake Metroparks 18-acre park provides small boat access (canoe and kayak) to the Grand River. Free. Fishing is popular along the banks of the river. Seasonal picnic tables and restrooms available.

OHIO FISHING REGULATIONS
Know the law about fishing.

PURCHASE FISHING LICENSE ONLINE
Purchase license or find a vendor here.

BOATING RULES, REGULATIONS & LICENSES
Register your boat, canoe or kayak in Ohio. Registration is available at Great Lakes Boatworks’ registration office, 217 High Street, (440) 354-2628. Hours: M-F 9-6, and Sat. & Sun. 9-1

FISHERY INFORMATION
Fairport Harbor Fisheries Research Unit

FAIRPORT HARBOR PORT AUTHORITY
The Port Authority meets the third Monday of each month,
6 p.m. at the Village Hall, 220 Third St. The public is welcome to all meetings.

Members Include:

  • Tim Hadden
  • Al Paulino 524 Second St.  (440)357-9706
  • Dave Burrier
  • Ben Armbruster

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