Posts by Laura Johnston

Hello, summer! Lake Erie marine forecast June 7-9

The kids are out of school, and it feels like summer, with a weekend forecast of sun and highs in the 70s. The water temperature off Toledo is 65 degrees, off Cleveland 60 degrees and off Erie 62 degrees. Friday: Northeast wind 7 to 10 knots increasing to 12 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Sunny.…

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Lake Erie breaks all-time high-water record

We’ve all seen the high water. Lake Erie has been creeping over roads and washing out docks. The Great Lake has officially toppled the U.S. Army Corps’ record high-water mark, set in 1986. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Rocky River volunteer clean up: Ohio Lake Erie fish report May 31-June 2

Help clean up the Rocky River on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m to noon, followed by a cookout.  The clean-up is an effort between caring citizens, Rocky River Watershed Council, Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District, Earnest Machine, local groups and Cleveland Metroparks.  All are welcome at this family-friendly event, and please come dressed to possibly…

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Lake Erie marine forecast May 30-June 2

This weekend comes with a chance of showers, so hopefully you can dodge them on your boat. The water temperature off Toledo is 64 degrees, off Cleveland 56 degrees and off Erie 58 degrees. And the air temperature out on the lake will be in the 60s. See the National Weather Service forecast from Avon Point…

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Good fishing for Memorial Day weekend: Lake Erie fish report

Going fishing this Memorial Day weekend? The Rocky and Chagrin rivers will offer good fishing conditions through the weekend, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his weekly fish report. For the second year, some adult walleye and white bass are making a late spring appearance by the Emerald Necklace marina. “Anglers fishing a jig,…

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Summer kickoff! Lake Erie marine forecast for Memorial Day weekend

Launch your boat and break out your swimsuit. It’s Memorial Day weekend on Lake Erie! Unfortunately, the forecast calls for showers, and temperatures are not really swimsuit worthy. Neither is the water temperature — 60 degrees off Toledo and 55 off Cleveland. Friday: North-northwest wind 5 to 7 knots becoming variable and less than 5…

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It’s National Safe Boating Week!

Sadly, we missed Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day. (It was May 17.) But we can still remind boaters of safety tips as the summer boating season heats up. “We are excited to join forces with partners around the world to encourage everyone to wear a life jacket when on the water and always boat…

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