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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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Heat wave! Lake Erie marine forecast July 19-21

By Laura Johnston | July 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Heat wave! Lake Erie marine forecast July 19-21

Ohio’s having a heat wave. And Lake Erie is the best place to cool off. The air temperature is forecast to be at least five degrees cooler on the lake, from Avon Point to Willowick. And the water Thursday was 76 degrees at the Cleveland Crib. Here’s the full open-water forecast from the National Weather…

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Volunteer paddlers needed to help with triathlon

By Laura Johnston | July 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Volunteer paddlers needed to help with triathlon

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 | Comments Off on Meet new Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Conductor Daniel Meyer

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 | Comments Off on Kids sail in Junior Bay Week

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…

Read More

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

By Laura Johnston | July 11, 2019 | Comments Off on 2019 Lake Erie harmful algal bloom forecast to be slightly smaller than 2017

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 | Comments Off on Ready, set, sail! Lake Erie marine forecast July 11-14

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 | Comments Off on Walleye madness: Lake Erie fishing report July 10

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…

Read More

Meet the fleet of Tall Ships Cleveland!

By Laura Johnston | July 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Meet the fleet of Tall Ships Cleveland!

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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Happy Fourth of July! Lake Erie marine forecast July 4-7

By Laura Johnston | July 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Happy Fourth of July! Lake Erie marine forecast July 4-7

Happy Independence Day, all! hop you get a chance to get out on the lake this weekend! Independence Day: Variable winds 5 knots or less. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Waves 1 foot or less. High of 82. Thursday night: Variable winds 5 knots or less. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly…

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Great weekend for sailing: Lake Erie marine forecast June 28-30

By Laura Johnston | June 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Great weekend for sailing: Lake Erie marine forecast June 28-30

Time to get out on the sailboat. The weekend looks promising, with some wind and not too big of waves. The water temperature is 64 off Cleveland, so soon you may be able to swim without a wetsuit! See the full National Weather Service forecast, for Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: South wind 5 to…

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