Posts Tagged ‘fish reports’

Fish free in Ohio May 4-5: Lake Erie fish report April 12-14

Want to fish for free in Ohio, without a state permit?  Fish for free anywhere in the state May 4-5, in the annual free fishing weekend.   “Ohio has world-class fishing, and our free fishing weekend is a great opportunity to experience what the state has to offer,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “I invite Ohioans…

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Peak steelhead season: Lake Erie fish report April 5-7

Fishing, like the weather, is heating up. The GOTL Open is hosting its Spring Bash fishing tournament in Oak Harbor next weekend. Registration deadline is today (April 5). Last weekend, 140 anglers fished in the Rocky River in the sixth annual Barbie Rod Steelhead Derby. Corey Zelinkski won with a 26-inch fish, and the event…

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Trout stocked in the Rocky River: Lake Erie fish report March 22-24

The Cleveland Metroparks has stocked 600 pounds of trout in the east Branch Rocky River, in the first batch of the season. The Rocky River and other area streams are offering good steelhead fishing, with the freshest fish concentrated near Lake Erie, Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his weekly fish report. Though anglers should…

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Lake Erie fish report March 8-10

Anglers have reported some good steelhead fishing success during fishable conditions this week. Steelhead are well dispersed throughout the river systems, with the freshest fish concentrated in the northern river reaches closer to Lake Erie, according to aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. In his weekly Cleveland Metroparks fish report, Durkalec shares the best way to catch winter steelhead:…

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Tough fishing: Lake Erie fish report Feb. 8-10

Tough fishing right now. The Lake Erie shoreline is ice-free. Even if you find any ice, it’s not safe. Do not go on it. In the short time anglers got on the ice in Cleveland harbor last week, results were disappointing, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec reports in his weekly fishing report.  The main…

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Ice fishing! Lake Erie fish report Feb. 1-3

Are you ice fishing? Anglers are just beginning to venture onto Cleveland area harbors of Lake Erie, reports Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec in his weekly fishing report. Fishing for steelhead, yellow perch, northern pike and panfish was great last year at Edgewater and Gordon Park boat ramps, as well as Wildwood Marina.  This…

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Waiting for ice: Ohio Lake Erie fish report Jan. 25-27

No ice fishing yet. While the coming cold snap might refreeze inland lakes, Lake Erie so far is open water. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says ice must be at least 4 inches thick to support an angler and gear (about 200 pounds). And while no ice is safe, clear ice has less impurities than cloudy…

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The end of Lake Erie open water fishing season: Fish report Jan. 18-21

Lake Erie’s open water fishing season is ending for the year. The Rocky River and other streams currently offer good fishing conditions, but expect them to ice up quickly with the impending cold, says Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. Durkalec writes in his weekly fishing report that slush is worst following heavier snowfall as well…

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Happy Holidays Lake Erie fish report!

Merry Fishmas! Hope you catch a big one this holiday season! Want to learn more about Great Lakes fish? Follow Katie O’Reilly’s #25DaysofFishmas on Twitter. See the full Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report.  Walleye   Where: Fishing has been good for anglers that have been able to get out. Most anglers are focusing their effort…

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