It’s going to be an epic year for walleye fishing. With the bumper hatch of 2018 walleye, 2019 is poised to be as good as anglers have seen on Lake Erie, says David Spanger, vice president of the Lake Erie Charter Boats Association. Read the whole story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/01/anglers-eager-for-2019-lake-erie-fishing-season.html Share:

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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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Who needs a glittery ball, or Times Square? Watch a 20-foot fiberglass Walleye drop at midnight in Port Clinton. There’s a Minnow Drop for the kids at 4 p.m., with entertainment provided. Share:

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The 2018 Lake Erie Walleye Fall Brawl came down to the penultimate day, when Clarence Mitchell Jr. caught a 13.7-pound tank.  The results are still subject to polygraph tests. But Mitchell could win a $100,000 Warrior boat. See the full story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Everybody wants to catch the big one, the winning walleye in the Fall Brawl.  On the penultimate day of the brawl, with a $100,000 boat at stake, I went fishing with the brawl’s founder and his buddies. And I caught a fish! See the full story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.   Share:

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It’s the last weekend of the Fall Brawl! So get your boat on Lake Erie and try to catch a giant walleye! Here’s what’s biting on the lake this week, according to Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec: “Fishing along the Cleveland lakefront has perked up a bit this week, although a great abundance of…

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You’ve got less than a week to catch your winning walleye — and a $100,000 fishing boat. The 2018 Lake Erie Fall Brawl ends at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.  As of Monday afternoon, the leading fish is just over 12 pounds, nearly 3 pounds shy of last year’s winner.  “This weather hasn’t been cooperating,” said…

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Lake Erie lovers are thankful for good fishing this Thanksgiving. The walleye bite has been good from a boat lately, though fishing from shore is proving tougher, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  The Lake Erie water temperature is 40 off Toledo and 47 off Cleveland, according to the nearshore marine forecast.  See…

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How is fishing in Cleveland? In his weekly Cleveland Metroparks fish report, aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec reports lots of success on the Rocky River and other area streams. Fallen leaves can pose a challenge when drifting some holes, though.  Steelhead opportunities will remain good until stream conditions change, Durkalec says.  The greatest concentration of steelhead are in…

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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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