Walleye are in their traditional fall spots, and perch fishing has picked up. Here’s the full Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report. Western Basin Walleye  Where: Walleye are starting to show up in their traditional fall feeding grounds as they follow shad nearshore. The best bite during the day remains offshore in 30-45 feet of…

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With the cooler weather, steelhead are being caught off the rocks at Edgewater Park, East 55th Street Marina, Whiskey Island, Wildwood Park, and in the northernmost river sections by the lake.  The Rocky River Emerald Necklace Marina and the Lake Erie shoreline at Edgewater Park have been particular hot this week, says Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist…

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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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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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It’s the unofficial last weekend of summer, which means fall fishing is just heating up. The Lake Erie water temperature is 74 off Toledo and 74 off Cleveland, according to the nearshore marine forecast. And the lake is full of walleye, perch and smallmouth bass. Here’s the Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report. Western Basin…

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Summer fishing is wrapping up, which means you can start looking forward to fall, and the Fall Brawl. Meanwhile, there’s plenty of fish to catch right now, while water temperature hovers around 76 degrees. Here’s your Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report. Western Basin Walleye   Where: The best bite has been 3 to 6 miles…

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All summer, you can catch a multitude of fish behind Cleveland’s breakwall: largemouth bass, rock bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, catfish, freshwater drum and sunfish species, as well as walleye, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his monthly fish report.  Offerings such as tube jigs and live minnows appeal to the widest variety of…

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Finally, some upbeat reports of perch in Lake Erie. And still plenty of walleye. It’s looking like lovely weather for a fishing trip! Here’s the full Lake Erie fish report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Western Basin Walleye   Where: The best bite has been 3 to 6 miles east of Kelleys Island, out of…

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Lake Erie is stuffed with walleye. Anglers are reaching the six-fish-per-person limits. How? Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his July fish report that trolling spoons, crawler harnesses and crankbaits are good bets to catch walleye. “But equally effective many days, and lots of fun, is casting and slowly retrieving a weight forward spinner…

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