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Sandusky River, Fremont

#89 of 117 in Nature in Ohio
The Sandusky River is a tributary to Lake Erie in north-central Ohio in the United States. It is about long and flows into Lake Erie at Sandusky Bay.The Sandusky River, like the Maumee River to the west, is home to the annual walleye run in the spring, specifically March–April. The river also receives a run of white bass around the same time in the spring. The numbers of walleye that swim upstream to spawn aren't as great as those that return to the Maumee River. The fish can also swim farther upstream and have access to more spawning areas than in the Sandusky River. The Ballville dam, along the Sandusky River, in Fremont, Ohio blocks the migration for walleye and other fish trying to spawn. The removal of it would allow for the walleye, and other fish, to access much more spawning area further upstream boosting the population of fish in Ohio. The Ballville Dam currently has no use, however the city of Fremont has considered tearing it down or repairing it, but no official decision has been made yet. In 2014 a study was performed and found to have little or no noticeable impact upon removal of the dam. In 2016 a vote was held and went through to remove the Ballville dam. river's name derives from Wyandot saandusti, meaning "water " or from andusti, meaning "cold water".
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  • Sandusky river in Fremont Ohio is not only picturesque and pretty, great for a picnic background but also great canoeing and fishing. A free natural location.  more »
  • When the water is low we like to go to Tindill Bridge and go wading. The boys are in their teens now and they still like to go  more »
  • Great place to fish
  • Great fishing nice and scenic

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