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Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby scheduled for May 25

The Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby at the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 25, at 12 p.m.  This free family-oriented event will take place at Derby Pond.

All children ages 12 and under are invited to participate.  Trophies for each age group will be awarded in each of the following categories: longest, shortest, most fish caught, and most unique.  Trophies will be presented in the Entertainment Tent immediately following the Derby.

A limited number of fishing poles will be provided.  Children are encouraged to bring their own lucky pole. Bait will be provided.

Each registrant will receive a goody bag.  Registration begins day of the event at 11 a.m. at Derby Pond.  Please complete the registration form in advance and bring with you the day of the event, to help expedite the registration process.

Registration forms for the Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby can be picked up at the Main Street Port Clinton office located at 110 Madison Street in downtown or by downloading the form at the walleyefestival.com.

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Walleye Festival honors Devin Kohlman as Grande Marshall

Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival’s distinguished 2014 Grand Marshall is Devin Michael Kohlman. Each year Main Street Port Clinton recognizes an individual at the Walleye Festival who has made a positive impact on the Port Clinton community. 

There are no words that can describe what Devin Michael Kohlman did for the Port Clinton community.  His strength, his fight, and his love brought Port Clinton, Ottawa County, the state, the nation and even the world together to support this young brave 13 year old boy.

Devin was an eighth grader at Port Clinton Middle School who fought an aggressive form of brain cancer for over a year. 

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Street Closure for Grande Parade

Main Street Port Clinton will host the Walleye Festival Grande Parade presented by Civilian Marksmanship Program on Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m. This year’s new and improved parade route brings spectators even closer to the Walleye Festival and through the center of the historic downtown. 

The CMP Grande Parade begins at the Port Clinton High School and heads west on 10th Street, north on Madison, east on Perry Street, south on Jefferson Street and back to the High School.

To accommodate this event, the 100 block of East Perry Street will be closed no longer than one hour for the parade with the detours being set up at Perry Street at Fulton Street for the east to Wilcox Road and Perry Street at Monroe Street for the west to Fremont Road.

If you have any questions, contact Main Street Port Clinton at 419-734-5503 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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