Fish Reports

Walleye, walleye everywhere: Lake Erie fish report June 14-16

Walleye fishing continues its stellar season. Here’s the Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report: Western Basin Walleye   Where: Fishing has been excellent. Most of the fish being caught are 19-23 inches. Many quick limits have been reported from Port Clinton to Lorain, especially around the islands and the Marblehead Peninsula.  How: Fish have been caught mostly…

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Walleye time: Ohio Lake Erie fish report June 7-9

The kids are out, and it’s time to take the family fishing. Walleye fishing is really heating up. And this season is supposed to be epic. Here’s the full Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report: Western Basin Walleye   Where: Fishing really heated up this past week, especially around the islands with many quick limits being…

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Rocky River volunteer clean up: Ohio Lake Erie fish report May 31-June 2

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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Good fishing for Memorial Day weekend: Lake Erie fish report

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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Lake Erie fish report May 17-19

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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Walleye time! Lake Erie fish report May 10-12

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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Free fishing weekend! Lake Erie fish report May 3-5

Fish for free anywhere in Ohio 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,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said in a news release. “I invite Ohioans to take some time to get outside with…

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Lake Erie fish report April 19-21

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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Fish free in Ohio May 4-5: Lake Erie fish report April 12-14

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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Peak steelhead season: Lake Erie fish report April 5-7

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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