Fish Reports

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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See the winning walleye in the 2018 Fall Brawl

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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Last week of the 2018 Lake Erie Walleye Fall Brawl

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 hasnโ€™t been cooperating,” said…

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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Nov. 21-24

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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Steelhead, walley and more: Ohio Lake Erie fish report Nov. 16-18

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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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Nov. 9-11

November winds have made fishing tough, as we get deep into fall. Breakwalls are a good bet.  Take a look at the full Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report here.  Wind and waves: Ohio Lake Erie forecast Nov. 9-11 Walleye   Where: Fishing has been tough over the last week due to high winds and rain…

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Hot steelhead in Cleveland: Ohio Lake Erie fish report Nov. 1-4

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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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Oct. 26-28

Nearshore Lake Erie anglers are targeting walleye, steelhead, bass (largemouth and smallmouth), and yellow perch, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his weekly fish report.  It’s walleye season, and steelhead are good. Steelhead fishing perked up this week with many steelhead (and walleye after dark) caught off the breakwalls at Edgewater Park, East 55th and…

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