Posts by Laura Johnston

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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See photos from the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival

An annual highlight of autumn, the Lakeside Marblehead Lighthouse Festival welcomed thousands of visitors into the community of Lakeside Chautauqua for children’s games, pumpkin decorating, arts & crafts vendors, a farmers’ market and even a clambake dinner. Down the road, the Marblehead Lighthouse was open for visitors to climb. The sun was out Saturday, despite…

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Walleye Fall Brawl is almost here

The Walleye Fall Brawl begins next week, as thousands of anglers hope to catch a trophy fish. The cooler weather has brought a return of steelhead, which anglers are catching off the rocks at Edgewater and East 55th Street Marina, Wildwood Park, and in the northernmost river sections by the lake, reports Cleveland Metroparks aquatic…

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Long weekend Lake Erie marine forecast Oct. 11-14

Long weekend on tap? Northeast Ohio kids have a day off school Friday. And some governments are closed Monday for Columbus Day — which is also Canadian Thanksgiving. So what’s the weather looking like? Friday, Sunday and Monday look gorgeous. Saturday, let’s cross our fingers and hope for the best. Friday: Southeast wind 8 to…

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Catch the biggest steelhead in Ohio and win gear

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Fishing Co. is teaming up with former Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas on a contest to catch the biggest steelhead in Ohio. The winner will receive a Cleveland Fishing Co. hat, beanie, hoodie, T-shirt, and mystery item autographed by Thomas. Brian Tigue launched his company in April with hats, T-shirts,…

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Walleye still biting: Lake Erie fish report Oct. 4

Lake Erie walleye are still biting, and anglers are signing up for the annual Walleye Fall Brawl, which starts Oct. 16. See the full Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report. Western Basin Walleye  Where: Walleye fishing remains consistent with limits of smaller fish being reported near Locust and Cone reefs. Fishing continues to be good…

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Fall is here: Lake Erie marine forecast Oct. 4-6

Fall is finally on its way. There’s a small craft advisory through Friday, and the temperature is going to plummet. But, Saturday still looks fantastic, with sun, 65 degrees and a breeze, without big waves. Lake Erie is still plenty warm, with a water temperature of 70, off Cleveland. Here’s the National Weather Service marine…

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