by Ohio Sea Grant

Lake Erie supports coastal communities in a variety of ways. Whether for fishing or transit, the lake is a vital resource for many towns on Ohio’s northern coast. Port Clinton is no exception, but the way they utilize the lake’s resources is certainly exceptional.

This May, the coastal town will hold its 38th annual Walleye Festival, an event which has earned Port Clinton the title “Walleye Capital of the World.” The four-day event draws large crowds, but until recently no one was sure what exactly the benefit was to Port Clinton.

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