Life is better by the lake. Residents of Great Lakes towns would agree. And so do the folks at Wallethub, which compared 192 cities with populations between 10,000 and 150,000 and at least one beach listed on TripAdvisor.com. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Steelhead have been a highlight fishing the Rocky and Chagrin rivers this week. The rivers have pre-spawn, spawning, and post spawn steelhead, especially in the northern river reaches closer to Lake Erie, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec reports in his weekly fish report. Steelhead in spring will bite a variety of offerings, including dime…

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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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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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The Rocky River flooded with the rain on Wednesday, but steelhead fishing was good earlier in the week, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his weekly fish report. Durkalec says it’s hard to beat a brightly colored, nickel-size bag of salmon or trout eggs when the water is on the stained side.  As…

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Paddle up the Rocky River and you’re immersed in a vacation world of million-dollar homes and jaw-dropping yachts. Slender steel gray townhouses. Bright blue-and-white cottages. The homes of Lakewood’s Clifton Lagoon, where garages open directly onto the water. And mansions high up on the cliffs. Homes hidden from the hustle of the street, you can…

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Source: WalletHub   Dreaming of living by the beach? Yeah, me too. Which is why my family moved to Rocky River. I love searching for beach glass on a Saturday morning, while my dog splashes and shakes on the beach. I love paddling my kids on a stand-up paddleboard, watching the boats cruise in and…

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