Lake Erie water levels are at record highs, but the fish don’t mind. It remains excellent! See the full Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report: Western Basin Walleye   Where: Fishing remains excellent as the fish continue to transition to the deeper waters of the Central Basin. The bite east of West Sister Island remains good…

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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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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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The Cleveland shoreline breakwalls are offering a great night bite for walleye, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his weekly fish report.  Perfect 10s, Husky Jerks, and glow swimbaits are a few of the offerings that produce. The breakwall at East 55th Street Marina, the old Coast Guard station, rocks at Edgewater Park…

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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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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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If you’re fishing, be cautious. The Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 41 degrees, off Cleveland 37 degrees and off Erie 34 degrees, which puts anglers at risk for hypothermia. Always wear your lifejacket. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it’s walleye season in the open lake. Anglers are doing well trolling around 1…

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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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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 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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