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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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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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Lake Erie marine forecast May 30-June 2

This weekend comes with a chance of showers, so hopefully you can dodge them on your boat. The water temperature off Toledo is 64 degrees, off Cleveland 56 degrees and off Erie 58 degrees. And the air temperature out on the lake will be in the 60s. See the National Weather Service forecast from Avon Point…

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Summer kickoff! Lake Erie marine forecast for Memorial Day weekend

Launch your boat and break out your swimsuit. It’s Memorial Day weekend on Lake Erie! Unfortunately, the forecast calls for showers, and temperatures are not really swimsuit worthy. Neither is the water temperature — 60 degrees off Toledo and 55 off Cleveland. Friday: North-northwest wind 5 to 7 knots becoming variable and less than 5…

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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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Lake Erie marine forecast May 17-19

One week until the kickoff of summer, over Memorial Day weekend. And it’s getting warmer! The water temperature off Toledo is 53 degrees, off Cleveland 51 and off Erie 48. See the full National Weather Service marine forecast from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: West-southwest wind 8 to 12 knots becoming north-northwest in the afternoon.…

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Introducing the Picton Castle: Tall Ships Cleveland

The Picton Castle, a barque that sails under a Cook Islands flag and calls Nova Scotia home, is headed to Cleveland. After the three-masted ship finishes its seventh world voyage, anyway. We’re counting down the 10 weeks to the Cleveland Tall Ships Festival with details of the 10 ships that will dock at North Coast…

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