Posts by Laura Johnston

North Coast Harbor sees 260,000 visitors for 2018 events

Nearly 260,000 people visited Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor this year for festivals, summer sports in Voinovich Park and other events. That doesn’t include the Clevelanders and tourists powerwalking the East Ninth Street Pier at lunch time or strolling on a summer evening to see a Lake Erie sunset. Or visitors to museums, Cleveland Browns games…

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Last week of the 2018 Lake Erie Walleye Fall Brawl

You’ve got less than a week to catch your winning walleye — and a $100,000 fishing boat. The 2018 Lake Erie Fall Brawl ends at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.  As of Monday afternoon, the leading fish is just over 12 pounds, nearly 3 pounds shy of last year’s winner.  “This weather hasnโ€™t been cooperating,” said…

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6 spots to romance the holidays on Lake Erie: Romance the Lake

The weather outside is frightful. But Lake Erie can still be delightful in December — especially if you’re viewing it from a roaring fire.  So snuggle up with your sweetie, ignore the shopping list for a weekend (or at least an evening) and head to Ohio’s North Coast for a relaxing, romantic break from the…

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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Nov. 21-24

Lake Erie lovers are thankful for good fishing this Thanksgiving. The walleye bite has been good from a boat lately, though fishing from shore is proving tougher, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  The Lake Erie water temperature is 40 off Toledo and 47 off Cleveland, according to the nearshore marine forecast.  See…

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Mid-America Boat Show renamed Cleveland Boat Show

The Cleveland Boat Show has a new name — the Cleveland Boat Show.  For years, the annual January boat show at the I-X Center hosted by the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association was officially known as the Mid-America Boat Show. But no one really called it that.  So new association President Michelle Burke announced Tuesday…

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Steelhead, walley and more: Ohio Lake Erie fish report Nov. 16-18

How is fishing in Cleveland? In his weekly Cleveland Metroparks fish report, aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec reports lots of success on the Rocky River and other area streams. Fallen leaves can pose a challenge when drifting some holes, though.  Steelhead opportunities will remain good until stream conditions change, Durkalec says.  The greatest concentration of steelhead are in…

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Cold and windy: Lake Erie marine forecast Nov. 16-18

This weekend is looking cold and windy on Lake Erie this weekend!  The water temperature off Toledo is 42 degrees, off Cleveland 48 degrees and off Erie 45 degrees. Here’s the forecast from the National Weather Service, from  Friday: Southwest wind 20 to 24 knots, with gusts as high as 32 knots. A chance of…

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