Jun 082012

Clarence Kerner from Cleveland, Ohio is a long-time customer of DeckAndDockBoxes.com. While taking his last order, he shared with us some of the reasons he’s never far from a fully-loaded boat box.

Fishing might not be your first thought when someone mentions Cleveland, Ohio but you may be pleasantly surprised at the quality of nearby fishing spots.

A boat box customer shares the best fishing spots in Cleveland.

“I’d fish all year round if I could,” fishing addict C.K. admits. “Ever since my dad introduced me to it, back when I was seven or eight, I’ve been ‘hooked’!”

When people think of fishing, Cleveland isn’t one of the first locations that springs to mind – but America’s Comeback City is actually a haven for fly fishing.

“They don’t call it The Mistake on the Lake for nothing,” C.K. explains. “Back in the day, the tourist guides used to describe Cleveland as “America’s North Coast.””

Here are C.K.’s top five fishing destinations in The Cleve – and what he packs to take advantage of them:

  • Chagrin River: “The South Chagrin Reservation is a great spot for catfish and smallmouth bass,” Clarence recommends. “But it’s definitely a place for expert fly fishers – rookies should look elsewhere. When I’m hitting the creeks and rivers for some stream fishing, I load up my Small Polymer Boat Box with spinners, small lures and my personal secret to success – live bait!”
  • Hinckley Reservation: “This is my favorite winter fishing spot. They offer ice fishing in the winter and I’ve caught some lovely rainbow trout there. This is where my Large Fishing Rod Box comes into its own, as good rods and lots of patience are the best tools for success here.”
  • Rocky River Reservation: “When family come out to stay, this is where I take them. There are tons of fish here, and it’s a great introduction to stream fishing. I usually load up my Large Polymer Dock Box for trips to Rocky River, because it can hold enough fishing gear for four or five – plus a six pack, when needed!”
  • Wallace Lake: “My dad taught me to fish here, and this is where I take my kids to throw a line. Wallace Lake is really family friendly. It has pretty much everything you could need close to hand, so I normally just pack the essentials in my Small Polymer Boat Box.”
  • Lake Erie: “I saved the best ‘til last,” C.K. admits. “If you’re going fishing in Cleveland, it begins and ends on the shore of Lake Erie. There’s everything a fisher could need here – beautiful lake and shore fishing during the summer, and some of the best ice fishing in the state come winter. I’ll spend eighteen hours a day here if I can, so I’ll normally bring out my Large Fishing Rod Box and Large Polymer Boat Box so I’ve got everything I could possibly need close to hand.

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