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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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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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