Fish Reports

Lake Erie fish report Feb. 22-24

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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Tough fishing: Lake Erie fish report Feb. 8-10

Tough fishing right now. The Lake Erie shoreline is ice-free. Even if you find any ice, it’s not safe. Do not go on it. In the short time anglers got on the ice in Cleveland harbor last week, results were disappointing, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec reports in his weekly fishing report.  The main…

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Ice fishing! Lake Erie fish report Feb. 1-3

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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2019 Lake Erie fishing season looking phenomenal

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: Ohio Lake Erie fish report Jan. 25-27

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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The end of Lake Erie open water fishing season: Fish report Jan. 18-21

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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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Jan. 11-13

We’re still nowhere near ice fishing weather. The Lake Erie water temperature is 36 off Toledo and 38 off Cleveland, according to the nearshore marine forecast.  The Rocky River, other area streams and the lake are currently muddy from recent rain, but will be in good shape in time for the weekend, said Cleveland Metroparks aquatic…

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Happy Holidays Lake Erie fish report!

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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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Dec. 13-17

Anglers have reported some of the best fishing of the year on Cleveland-area rivers over the past two days, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec says. Fish are spread throughout the system, with anglers reporting some 25-29-inch fish this week, Durkalec wrote in his weekly fish report. Steelhead have been caught on marabou jigs under floats, brightly colored…

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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Dec. 7-9

Still fishing? You can fish year-round on Lake Erie, and the fishing has been good.  Walleye have been caught day and night from the East 55th and East 72nd breakwalls, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his weekly fish report. He says, “Lakefront steelhead have been biting on small jigs tipped with minnow suspended between 4-6 feet…

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