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Old 04-15-2016, 04:27 PM   #41
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I just splashed mine today (B-17). Maybe I'm #11! Opened up the camper too so now I can hide!
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Old 04-15-2016, 07:35 PM   #42
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I just splashed mine today (B-17). Maybe I'm #11! Opened up the camper too so now I can hide!
I splashed on 4/1. I know, I am stupid, haha. See you guys out there!
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Old 04-17-2016, 04:03 PM   #43
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I just splashed mine today (B-17). Maybe I'm #11! Opened up the camper too so now I can hide!
I was at the marina today finishing up stuff so I can get the boat in next week. I went by your dock and seen your pontoon boat tied up to your dock but no body around, I will keep trying and we will meet up one day.
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:12 AM   #44
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We sure will Russ. We were there just taking it easy yesterday. We did take a little ride around the harbor on Saturday afternoon though. I think we left at about 2:00PM. Had to pack up and head home. We should be around there next Saturday.
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We sure will Russ. We were there just taking it easy yesterday. We did take a little ride around the harbor on Saturday afternoon though. I think we left at about 2:00PM. Had to pack up and head home. We should be around there next Saturday.
Where do you keep your camper? If you can trailer the camper Bass Haven will let you have it in the marina for a couple of days at a time. One of my fishing buddies has a huge motorhome and he has brought it to the marina a couple of times. It's great when we can go out fishing and then cook them up minutes after they are filleted. I think they charged $40 and that includes the electrical hook up.

I didn't notice if they have the channel marked on the north side of the harbor? They moved the channel buoys to the south side of the harbor but it's no wake all the way. It just takes to long to get in and out from the marina and I know where the channel markers used to be on the north side so I usually run through that area.
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Our camper is at Willow Bend on East Bayshore Rd. We come from the east on RT.2 and get off the 1st exit after the Sandusky Bay bridge. Instead of baring to the left (as if your going to the marina), we bare right. When you get to the stop sign you turn right and the campground is about 2/10th of a mile on your right. Were only maybe 6 or 7 minutes drive to BH.

The camper is too big to trailer (for me). It's 40' ft. long and 10K lbs. Also have a deck, shed, etc. so I am not moving it anywhere. It's on a permanent site anyway.

I have not been on E. Harbor for many years, so I am still tip toeing around. The buoys are on the south side with nothing but those smaller markers (no wake) to the north of the buoys. I see some boats run hard north of the buoys but I am not sure of shallow areas, etc. yet. We stayed within the buoys when we went out Saturday. With having a pontoon, we're not speed demons anyway (top speed about 28-29 on GPS).
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:20 PM   #47
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Russ, does your BAHA have a brown stripe down the side with no aft cover? went down by J dock and I think I saw your boat this weekend but you weren't there.

Wife and I took an expanded ride on E.Harbor outside of the channel markers to open it up a little and check out the depths. Then through the shallow side of that island (Monkey Island??) over by the channel to the lake just to see if it was deep enough to ride through. Poked our nose onto the lake for a few minutes too.

Maybe Cleats for lunch is next....
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Russ, does your BAHA have a brown stripe down the side with no aft cover? went down by J dock and I think I saw your boat this weekend but you weren't there.

Wife and I took an expanded ride on E.Harbor outside of the channel markers to open it up a little and check out the depths. Then through the shallow side of that island (Monkey Island??) over by the channel to the lake just to see if it was deep enough to ride through. Poked our nose onto the lake for a few minutes too.

Maybe Cleats for lunch is next....
Yep that's mine, I have a net and a gaff in the rod holders on my hard top. I was at the marina most of the day Saturday but it was a NE wind so I just putzed around the boat. At least we have seen each others boats even though we haven't met in person.

I am having a new aft cover made because my other one got all torn up from a storm that went through the marina last season.
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Gotcha. Well there is always next weekend!
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A few of you may know that my wife has a neurological condition to where her balance is very bad among other problems and there is no cure. Walking is a big problem.

At the end of this past season, I asked Debbie to let us know if a dock opens up closer to land to make it easier for my wife.

To my surprise a dock opened up that is perfect. Moving from B-17 to B-5 which I think is one of the first ones from land. These guys are the best is all I can say. Not only one of the nicest marinas in our area (I think), but really nice people. My thanks goes out to Debbie for looking out for us.
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I feel lucky that I found Bass Haven, I think this upcoming season will be my 14th season. I was on a waiting list to get into the marina for 3 years, imagine that, a waiting list to rent a dock. Bass Haven is the only marina I have ever heard of that had so many people that wanted to dock there that they had a waiting list.

They have surpassed my expectations every year I've been there. I work a lot of hours and it's hard trying to schedule to be at the marina at a specific day and time. All of the work I have had them do I didn't even need to be there. They will drive my boat to the hoist, do whatever work needs to be done and return the boat to the dock and even put the cover back on and all I get is a phone call to tell me everything is done.

A couple of seasons ago my prop shaft snapped when I put the boat into reverse to slow down while docking. The prop shaft slid backwards and partially out of the boat allowing water to gush in. It was late in the day in early November and I was sure the boat was going to sink before anyone could get it out of the water. I made 1 phone call to Greg and he was at my slip with a tender to tow my boat to the hoist within 15 minutes!

I'm really glad things have worked out well for you, I had no doubt you and your wife would love the place. What's not to like?
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Great testimonial Russ. Greg and the crew work their hind ends off. You're the one who recommended BH to me about a year ago. I owe you man.
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Great testimonial Russ. Greg and the crew work their hind ends off. You're the one who recommended BH to me about a year ago. I owe you man.
You have already paid me, remember I got $200 of free fuel from my recommendation. I recommended another guy that docked there last year but he never went into the office to confirm that he didn't know Bass Haven even existed until I talked to him about the place. I don't get it, I would be more than happy to tell a marina that someone recommended the place so they would get their $200.

Funny because I think I docked at B5 for 1 year with my Scarab Sport. It was to hard to maneuver the boat because it was so long so I moved back to the other side of the marina. I just paid my first dock payment for next year, I think this will be my 15th season.

Did you ever do any fishing in the harbor this past season? If so how did you do? My cousin has a bass boat and he fishes in the harbor frequently for bass but when he wants fish to eat he goes to the north side of the harbor which would be the south side of East Harbor State Park. I have never seen the fish he catches there but he claims he can catch as many bluegills as he wants because they always bite no matter what the weather. He fishes a worm under a bobber and also fishes a minnow under a bobber and catches crappie along with a bass every now and then.

I would like to try it but I'm afraid of hitting bottom since my boat is an inboard and I can't lift my prop. My brother has a 16' flat bottom boat so we are going to give the bluegill fishing a try next season. I don't particularly like to eat bluegill and I don't like crappie at all but my brother will eat anything.

If you didn't fish in the harbor did you catch much at your dock? There are a lot of bluegill at my dock but after I catch 3-4 they seem to get smart and stop biting so I have to keep moving. I much prefer sitting in the back of my boat in a lounge chair with a line over the back!
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I have always taken my Pursuit to Matt & Mark at Drawbridge Marina and think they are some of the best mechanic in Port Clinton area.


I decided instead of running boat from Tibbel's all the way to Port Clinton that I would use Bass Haven, Greg could not have done a better job. He was very understanding and knew what I needed done. He took unbelievable care of my Pursuit and I told him it was my baby and he treated like it was his. GREAT JOB to Bass Haven!!! My 2 cents


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I have always taken my Pursuit to Matt & Mark at Drawbridge Marina and think they are some of the best mechanic in Port Clinton area.


I decided instead of running boat from Tibbel's all the way to Port Clinton that I would use Bass Haven, Greg could not have done a better job. He was very understanding and knew what I needed done. He took unbelievable care of my Pursuit and I told him it was my baby and he treated like it was his. GREAT JOB to Bass Haven!!! My 2 cents


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Do you rent a dock @ Bass Haven? If you are ever in the marina look me up @ J33. I have an old beater Baha hardtop fishing boat.
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[QUOTE=RussH;9688037]

Did you ever do any fishing in the harbor this past season? If so how did you do? My cousin has a bass boat and he fishes in the harbor frequently for bass but when he wants fish to eat he goes to the north side of the harbor which would be the south side of East Harbor State Park. I have never seen the fish he catches there but he claims he can catch as many bluegills as he wants because they always bite no matter what the weather. He fishes a worm under a bobber and also fishes a minnow under a bobber and catches crappie along with a bass every now and then. QUOTE]

I did fish the harbor a couple of times. Mostly just to kick back a little. We did catch a few perch but that was about it. I do see lots of bass boats out there on any given day.

I am going to try for Northern Pike this spring. I think I've mentioned this in the past. I have been told that a good spot to try was the state parks ramp area which is right across from us. So I'm going to warm up the Daredevils in my tackle box and see what happens.

Russ if you'd like to go out and try for some bluegills or whatever I'd be happy to have you out on my pontoon anytime. It's a great platform for bobber and worm fishing and I can take the skinnier water
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Russ, I dock at Tibbels, I have a cottage two streets away with a dock but docks are not protected from boat chop. I am too much of a freak about my boat to have it bounce around from boat wake. I also can golf cart over to tibbels & cleats which is nice.


Have never really fished in East Harbor off a boat, I have from dock with my son & caught blue gill, Crappie, and Bass just with worm under bobber for fun. Thanks
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