Posts by Laura Johnston

Walleye in all the usual spots: Ohio Lake Erie fish report Nov. 9

Walleye are showing up in their traditional fall feeding grounds from Huron to Cleveland. And to try to catch a trophy, anglers are trolling stickbaits offshore during the day, and nearshore after dark. This weekend, you’ll be dealing with chilly temperatures, plus a chance of rain and waves. See the Ohio Department of Natural Resources…

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Chilly and chance of rain: Lake Erie marine forecast Nov. 8-11

If you haven’t hauled out your boat yet, you’re in a small minority. But if you’re holding out for a Thanksgiving Crib-bean cruise, there’s a small craft advisory through Friday. Here’s the full National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: Northwest wind 15 to 18 knots decreasing to 9 to 12…

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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Nov. 1

Walleye are in their traditional fall spots, and perch fishing has picked up. Here’s the full Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report. Western Basin Walleye  Where: Walleye are starting to show up in their traditional fall feeding grounds as they follow shad nearshore. The best bite during the day remains offshore in 30-45 feet of…

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Frightful weekend: Ohio Lake Erie marine forecast Nov. 1-3

Lake Erie weather was frightful for Halloween, with a storm water and waves up to 20 feet. The rest of the weekend isn’t looking much better, with lots of wind, temperatures in the 40s and chances of rain. Here’s the National Weather Service marine forecast from Avon Point to Willowick: Friday: Gale warning remains. West-southwest…

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Feels like Halloween: Lake Erie marine forecast Oct. 24-26

This weekend might feel like Halloween with big winds and rain, though waves won’t be a problem. Here’s the National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: East wind 5 to 7 knots becoming variable and less than 5 knots. A slight chance of showers. Waves 1 to 2 feet. High of…

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Steelhead heat up with cooler weather: Ohio Lake Erie fish report Oct. 23

With the cooler weather, steelhead are being caught off the rocks at Edgewater Park, East 55th Street Marina, Whiskey Island, Wildwood Park, and in the northernmost river sections by the lake.  The Rocky River Emerald Necklace Marina and the Lake Erie shoreline at Edgewater Park have been particular hot this week, says Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist…

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See the Walleye Fall Brawl payouts

Nearly 8,000 anglers are competing in the 2020 Walleye Fall Brawl, the most ever in the 10th annual fishing derby. All those competitors make for the biggest prizes in the history of the brawl. Warrior V208 boat, worth about $100,000 HewesCraft 210 Sea Runner boat, worth about $75,000 $45,000 $35,000 $25,000 Kids Division, 15 and…

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Time for the Walleye Fall Brawl! Ohio Lake Erie fish report

The 10th annual Walleye Fall Brawl starts Friday! And we’ve got lots of fall fishing to look forward to. In fall, steelhead trout are the highlight in the Rocky and Chagrin rivers, says Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec.  The rain in local streams will entice more steelhead to enter the northern portions of the watersheds, Durkalec…

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Sunny and 60s: Lake Erie marine forecast Oct. 18-20

The winds should taper off by Friday, and the weather is looking sunny and warmer for the weekend. So maybe keep that boat in the water for one more weekend. Friday: Northwest wind 8 to 11 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet. High of 54. Friday night: Variable winds less than 5 knots…

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