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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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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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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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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Fishing Lake Erie from the shore? Fishing was good this week, with lots of steelhead caught, plus walleye after dark, writes Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec.  What to use as bait from the breakwalls at Edgewater Marina, East 55th and East 72nd street marinas and Wildwood Park? For steelhead: a whole nightcrawler on a…

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What’s biting on Lake Erie? Soon fishing will kick up, especially for walleye, with the Fall Brawl. But we’ve got one more weekend before Labor  Day. Here’s what to fish for and where. Find the whole Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report here. Western Basin Walleye   Where: Fishing remains good, though most of the larger fish…

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Going fishing this weekend? Here’s your Lake Erie fishing report. Rock bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, northern pike, catfish, freshwater drum and sunfish species can all be caught along the Cleveland shoreline of Lake Erie on offerings such as tube jigs and live minnows, says Mike Durkalec, aquatic biologist for the Cleveland Metroparks.…

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Going fishing this weekend? Here’s where to head in Lake Erie, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Western Basin Walleye  Where: Fishing continues to be exceptional, with anglers doing well west of the islands in 28 to 32 feet of water and between Huron and Vermilion in 25 to 40 feet of water.…

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The weather is good, and the fish are biting. Plus, it’s free fishing weekend in Ohio! Where to try to catch a fish? Lake Erie marina and harbor areas offer chances to catch walleye, steelhead trout, northern pike, panfish, and largemouth and smallmoth bass in spring, according to Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. Main and…

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