Fish Reports

Lake Erie fish report Aug. 15

Summer fishing is wrapping up, which means you can start looking forward to fall, and the Fall Brawl. Meanwhile, there’s plenty of fish to catch right now, while water temperature hovers around 76 degrees. Here’s your Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report. Western Basin Walleye   Where: The best bite has been 3 to 6 miles…

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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Aug. 8

All summer, you can catch a multitude of fish behind Cleveland’s breakwall: largemouth bass, rock bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, catfish, freshwater drum and sunfish species, as well as walleye, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his monthly fish report.  Offerings such as tube jigs and live minnows appeal to the widest variety of…

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Perch near Toledo: Ohio Lake Erie forecast July 25

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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Walleye madness: Lake Erie fishing report July 10

Lake Erie is stuffed with walleye. Anglers are reaching the six-fish-per-person limits. How? Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his July fish report that trolling spoons, crawler harnesses and crankbaits are good bets to catch walleye. “But equally effective many days, and lots of fun, is casting and slowly retrieving a weight forward spinner…

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An excellent bite: Ohio Lake Erie fish report June 28-30

Lake Erie water levels are at record highs, but the fish don’t mind. It remains excellent! See the full Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report: Western Basin Walleye   Where: Fishing remains excellent as the fish continue to transition to the deeper waters of the Central Basin. The bite east of West Sister Island remains good…

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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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