Ready to try ice fishing on Lake Erie? A few terms you should know before you go. Auger: Either electric or manual, it’s a big drill to create the hole in the ice, about 10 inches in diameter. Creepers: Cleats you attach to the bottom of your shoes to allow you to walk on the…

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I had no idea what to expect on my first experience ice fishing off South Bass Island. Definitely not a picnic table. Yet I’m sitting at one, bolted to a trailer that is towed by a four-wheeler wearing chains on its tires. Down the ramp on the west side of the island, we go Ice…

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” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Here’s your chance to own the historic Stonehenge Estate on Put-in-Bay, with seven buildings on nearly 6 acres. The property — for sale by owners for $1.5 million — was once a grape-growing farm, typical of South Bass Island in the 19th century. The four-bedroom stone farmhouse (built circa…

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Planning a visit to the Lake Erie playground of Put-in-Bay? Hotels are already booking up, especially on weekends during the prime vacation span from mid-June to mid-August, said Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce ambassador Peter Huston. No one has any hard numbers, but South Bass Island may welcome 750,000 visitors during the season. July and early…

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