New Year’s Eve Walleye Drop

Admission to the New Year’s Eve Walleye Drop in Port Clinton is free.

  • When: New Year’s Eve from 3pm – 12:30am
  • Location: (Map It) Madison Street in downtown Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-635-7470
  • Web: click here

The Walleye Drop on New Year’s Eve in Port Clinton, Ohio, makes sense. After all, Port Clinton is known as the “Walleye Capital of the World.” So, every New Year’s eve, a 600-pound, 20-foot, fiberglass walleye named Wylie Jr. drops from the sky to bring in the New Year. There’s also a kid-friendly “Minnow Drop.” Festivities leading up to Midnight feature live music, contests, games, and a very unique experience. Visit for lodging information.

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