Posts by Laura Johnston

Ohio Lake Erie fish report Dec. 13-17

Anglers have reported some of the best fishing of the year on Cleveland-area rivers over the past two days, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec says. Fish are spread throughout the system, with anglers reporting some 25-29-inch fish this week, Durkalec wrote in his weekly fish report. Steelhead have been caught on marabou jigs under floats, brightly colored…

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Ohio Lake Erie marine forecast Dec. 14-17

It’s warming up for the weekend. So if you need a break from Christmas prep, put on a coat and take a walk on a beach.  The water temperature off Toledo is 34 degrees, and 39 off Cleveland. See the full Lake Erie National Weather Service forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick.  Friday: Southeast wind 5…

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Marine industry workers needed

The marine industry is expecting a shortage of workers, as Baby Boomers retire.  Ever dream about working on a ship? There are lots of opportunities.  Read all about them on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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This boat delivers mail to freighters on the Detroit River

The J.W. Westcott invented “mail-in-the-pail” in 1874. And 144 years later, it’s still using the technique to deliver letters, as well as packages and sometimes pizza, to freighters in the Detroit River.  It’s the only boat with its own U.S. ZIP Code. Read all about it on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.  Share:

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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Dec. 7-9

Still fishing? You can fish year-round on Lake Erie, and the fishing has been good.  Walleye have been caught day and night from the East 55th and East 72nd breakwalls, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his weekly fish report. He says, “Lakefront steelhead have been biting on small jigs tipped with minnow suspended between 4-6 feet…

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Winter weather: Ohio Lake Erie marine forecast Dec. 7-9

The wind is looking rough this weekend, and Lake Erie has a small craft advisory through Friday.  But the lake is still far from frozen: the Lake Erie water temperature is 37 off Toledo and 42 off Cleveland. Sunday, the scheduled Santa Paddle before the Cleveland Browns game, has the best looking forecast, at 36…

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Lake Erie’s Crystal Beach named among best beaches in the world

Lake Erie’s Crystal Beach ranks among the 50 best beaches in North America, and the top 400 beaches in the world, according to 1,000 travel professionals and the website Flightnetwork.com.  The Canadian beach, across the U.S. border from Buffalo, near Fort Erie, Ontario, ranks No. 39 in North America. The spot gets praise for “flawless white sand”…

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See the winning walleye in the 2018 Fall Brawl

The 2018 Lake Erie Walleye Fall Brawl came down to the penultimate day, when Clarence Mitchell Jr. caught a 13.7-pound tank.  The results are still subject to polygraph tests. But Mitchell could win a $100,000 Warrior boat. See the full story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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