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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Head to the river to fish! The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are offering good fishing conditions through the weekend, especially for smallmouth bass, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his weekly fish report.  Smallmouth bass hang out in deeper, rocky holes throughout the main branch of the Rocky River. Walleye are making a…

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Waiting for ice? There’s no freezing in the Cleveland forecast, so fishing off the shore of Lake Erie or the Rocky River may be the best you can do in the near future.  Anglers have caught some nice size yellow perch at East 55th Street Marina, said Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. There are also…

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Summer is winding down. The water is warm — about 76 degrees in the central basin of Lake Erie. The days are getting shorter. And pretty soon the kiddos will be in school! If you’re looking to plan one last summer fishing trip with the family, here’s what you need know, from the Ohio Department…

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Welcome to the new good old days of walleye fishing on Lake Erie. Most of the 2015 walleye hatch – one of the largest ever in Lake Erie – is now big enough to keep, under Ohio law. And the excitement is justified. “It’s going to be one of the best walleye seasons we’ve had…

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