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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Aug. 22

By Laura Johnston | August 22, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report:

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Sunny, windy and cooler: Lake Erie marine forecast Aug. 22-24

By Laura Johnston | August 21, 2019

It’s beginning to feel a little cooler at the end of August. But we’re looking at sunny and windy for the weekend, perfect for sailing or picnicking by the water. And since the Lake Erie temperature is 76 degrees, a swim will feel nice, too. See the full National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon…

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Beyond rock painting: 6 ways to get your arts fix at Lakeside Chautauqua

By Laura Johnston | July 22, 2019

Art ties the summer — and families — together at Lakeside Chautauqua. Classes include painting, dancing, music and more for all ages, at just about any time of day. You can even make soap to take home for Christmas gifts. See how you can get involved at the private community on Lake Erie, with the…

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Volunteer paddlers needed to help with triathlon

By Laura Johnston | July 18, 2019

Want to help Cleveland host the USA Triathlon Age-Group championships? Experienced kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders are needed for water safety teams, to help keep racers safe during the swim portion of the triathlon at Edgewater Beach. The events take place Aug. 9-11. Sign up below, and mark your calendars for a pre-event training session on…

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Meet new Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Conductor Daniel Meyer

By Laura Johnston | July 17, 2019

Brought to you by Lakeside Chautauqua and rockthelake.com Music is magic you can get lost in, says new Lakewood Symphony Orchestra Conductor Daniel Meyer. In this world of YouTube clips and 30-second commercials clamoring for attention, “You can lose track of time. You can unplug and disconnect when you get completely engrossed in a piece…

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Kids sail in Junior Bay Week

By Laura Johnston | July 16, 2019

Kids have taken over Put-in-Bay Yacht Club for the annual Inter-Lake Yachting Association Junior Championships. The 64th annual event features 150 sailors age 17 and younger from clubs across Lake Erie. They descend on Put-in-Bay for four days of races, skits, speakers team dinners, awards banquets and more. Check out the photos of the fun…

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2019 Lake Erie harmful algal bloom forecast to be slightly smaller than 2017

By Laura Johnston | July 11, 2019

This year’s harmful algal bloom could be slightly smaller than 2017, according to the forecast released Thursday by Ohio Sea Grant. Heavy spring rains washed a huge load of phosphorus — the main ingredient for the toxic blue-green algae — into the Maumee River. That’s despite the fact that many farmers couldn’t plant fields this…

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Ready, set, sail! Lake Erie marine forecast July 11-14

By Laura Johnston | July 10, 2019

Wind is in the weekend forecast for Lake Erie! Sun is also predicted after Thursday, with perfect temperatures for sunning and sailing. Or for checking out the Tall Ships Cleveland festival. The water temperature off Toledo is 76 degrees, and off Erie 70 degrees. See the full National Weather Service offshore marine forecast, from Avon…

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Walleye madness: Lake Erie fishing report July 10

By Laura Johnston | July 10, 2019

Lake Erie is stuffed with walleye. Anglers are reaching the six-fish-per-person limits. How? Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his July fish report that trolling spoons, crawler harnesses and crankbaits are good bets to catch walleye. “But equally effective many days, and lots of fun, is casting and slowly retrieving a weight forward spinner…

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Meet the fleet of Tall Ships Cleveland!

By Laura Johnston | July 9, 2019

Eleven tall ships — brigs, schooners, barques and more — are coming to Cleveland, in a celebration of our maritime heritage.  Tall Ships Cleveland is one of a handful of stops for the ships on the Great Lakes this summer. The goal is to engage with the community and remind them of the history that…

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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Aug. 22

By Laura Johnston | August 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Ohio Lake Erie fish report Aug. 22

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report:

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Sunny, windy and cooler: Lake Erie marine forecast Aug. 22-24

By Laura Johnston | August 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Sunny, windy and cooler: Lake Erie marine forecast Aug. 22-24

It’s beginning to feel a little cooler at the end of August. But we’re looking at sunny and windy for the weekend, perfect for sailing or picnicking by the water. And since the Lake Erie temperature is 76 degrees, a swim will feel nice, too. See the full National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon…

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Lake Erie fish report Aug. 15

By Laura Johnston | August 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Lake Erie fish report Aug. 15

Summer fishing is wrapping up, which means you can start looking forward to fall, and the Fall Brawl. Meanwhile, there’s plenty of fish to catch right now, while water temperature hovers around 76 degrees. Here’s your Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report. Western Basin Walleye   Where: The best bite has been 3 to 6 miles…

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Chance of thunderstorms: Lake Erie marine forecast Aug. 15-18

By Laura Johnston | August 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Chance of thunderstorms: Lake Erie marine forecast Aug. 15-18

The kids are heading back to school, but you can still get out on Lake Erie. Water temperature is a warm 76 degrees. Unfortunately, the weekend may be marred by storms. Friday: Southwest wind 6 to 9 knots becoming west-northwest in the afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2 p.m. and 3…

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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Aug. 8

By Laura Johnston | August 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Ohio Lake Erie fish report Aug. 8

All summer, you can catch a multitude of fish behind Cleveland’s breakwall: largemouth bass, rock bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, catfish, freshwater drum and sunfish species, as well as walleye, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his monthly fish report.  Offerings such as tube jigs and live minnows appeal to the widest variety of…

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Glorious summer weekend: Lake Erie marine forecast Aug. 8-11

By Laura Johnston | August 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Glorious summer weekend: Lake Erie marine forecast Aug. 8-11

I know. The back-to-school ads are out, and the fall sports are kicking off. But it’s still summer, and this weekend looks absolutely glorious on Lake Erie. So live it up boating, swimming, beaching, fishing, whatever! The lake water is about 77 degrees. Just watch out for the waterspouts. Here’s your National Weather Service marine…

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Perch near Toledo: Ohio Lake Erie forecast July 25

By Laura Johnston | July 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Perch near Toledo: Ohio Lake Erie forecast July 25

Finally, some upbeat reports of perch in Lake Erie. And still plenty of walleye. It’s looking like lovely weather for a fishing trip! Here’s the full Lake Erie fish report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Western Basin Walleye   Where: The best bite has been 3 to 6 miles east of Kelleys Island, out of…

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Lovely, sunny summer: Lake Erie marine forecast July 25-28

By Laura Johnston | July 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Lovely, sunny summer: Lake Erie marine forecast July 25-28

It’s looking like a beautiful weekend, perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, paddleboarding and just about every other summer activity on Lake Erie. Water temperature is 73.9 degrees at the 5-mile Crib. Here’s your National Weather Service marine forecast for Avon Point to Willowick: Thursday: Southwest wind 6 to 9 knots becoming north-northwest 9 to 12…

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Beyond rock painting: 6 ways to get your arts fix at Lakeside Chautauqua

By Laura Johnston | July 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Beyond rock painting: 6 ways to get your arts fix at Lakeside Chautauqua

Art ties the summer — and families — together at Lakeside Chautauqua. Classes include painting, dancing, music and more for all ages, at just about any time of day. You can even make soap to take home for Christmas gifts. See how you can get involved at the private community on Lake Erie, with the…

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I caught a walleye! Ohio Lake Erie fish report July 19-22

By Laura Johnston | July 18, 2019 | Comments Off on I caught a walleye! Ohio Lake Erie fish report July 19-22

This is the best walleye season just about anyone can remember on Lake Erie. We caught seven walleye in about 45 minutes, when Danny McConnell of Midtown Fishing Charters took us out from the Gordon Park boat ramp this week. Once we had two fish on the line at the same time! All of them…

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