Posts by Laura Johnston

Ohio Lake Erie fish report Sept. 27

Get excited for fall fishing! Anglers in the Rocky River and other streams are targeting smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish, as well as early returning steelhead trout, says Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. Lake Erie anglers are primarily fishing for walleye. Early steelhead first show up around off the rocks at Edgewater and East…

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Sailor’s delight: Lake Erie marine forecast Sept. 27-29

This weekend is looking fantastic for the J/70 North American Sailing Championships on Lake Erie. Sun and lots of wind, without monstrous waves. The Lake Erie water temperature is 71 off Toledo and 71 off Cleveland, according to the nearshore marine forecast. Here’s the National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday:…

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When do you haul out your boat?

It’s officially fall, even if the weather is stuck in summer mode. So when do you plan to haul out your boat for the season? We’ve got lots of boating season left, from weekend cruises with the family to fishing during the Lake Erie Walleye Fall Brawl. The Cleveland Metroparks’ Emerald Necklace Marina removes its…

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Summer in September: Lake Erie marine forecast Sept. 20-22

Halfway into September, and our weekends still feel like summer. Lots of wind to accompany the warm weather and sunshine, though Sunday includes a chance of rain. Here’s the National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: South wind 8 to 10 knots becoming west in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves around…

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Steelhead starting: Ohio Lake Erie fish report Sept. 13

Kick off the steelhead season with the annual Steelhead Expo at the Rocky River Nature Center on Saturday, Sept. 21.  The Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders and Cleveland Metroparks will host the free day of expert speakers and seminars, vendors, and more. OCBS, a non-profit sportman’s group, is offering a raffle as a fundraiser. Early steelhead…

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Sunny and 70s: Ohio Lake Erie marine forecast Sept. 13-15

Lake Erie has a small craft advisory through tonight. But this weekend is looking grand for one last hit of summer — especially if you’re taking a spin at the Progressive North Coast Boat Show. See the full National Weather Service forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. And enjoy the weekend! Today: North-northwest wind 8…

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Edgewater hosts J/70 North American sailing championship

J/70 sailboats are coming from across North America to race at Edgewater Yacht Club Sept. 25-28. The club is hosting the North American championships, with the Cleveland (215) Regatta serving as a tune-up Sept. 20-22. “People don’t know they should be proud, the events we’re hosting, the regattas we’re competing in,” organizer Caroline Sundman said.…

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Where to camp on Lake Erie shores

Want to fall asleep under the stars, listening to the waves on Lake Erie? What you need is a tent and a campground. And thankfully, we found 10 along the Ohio coast — including spots on Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island and Middle Bass Island. Check out 10 state parks and private campgrounds at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Chagrin River wins $200,000 grant to stabilize banks

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The Great Lakes Commission on Monday announced $2.2 million in grants to reduce the runoff of sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants into the Great Lakes. That includes $200,000 for bank stabilization on the Chagrin River, which runs into Lake Erie. Grant recipients will use the funding to install controls or add practices that limit sediment or nutrient…

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