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Sunny and cold: Lake Erie marine forecast Feb. 8-10

We’re looking at a sunny, cold weekend on the shores of Lake Erie. See the full National Weather Service forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: West wind around 26 knots, with gusts as high as 41 knots. A chance of flurries between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Waves 1 foot or less. High of…

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A very merry Lake Erie marine forecast to you!

A rainy warm-up is on its way for the pre-Christmas weekend. The water temperature off Cleveland is 39  degrees. See the full National Weather Service Forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick.  Thursday: South-southeast wind 6 to 10 knots. A chance of rain, mainly after noon. Waves around 1 foot. High of 47 degrees. Thursday night: Variable…

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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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Cold and windy: Lake Erie marine forecast Nov. 16-18

This weekend is looking cold and windy on Lake Erie this weekend!  The water temperature off Toledo is 42 degrees, off Cleveland 48 degrees and off Erie 45 degrees. Here’s the forecast from the National Weather Service, from  Friday: Southwest wind 20 to 24 knots, with gusts as high as 32 knots. A chance of…

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What to do on Put-in-Bay in 2019: See the calendar

Sure, the Put-in-Bay season has barely ended. But in this cold and gloomy weather, we’re looking forward to next summer on the Lake Erie Islands.  You can find up-to-day event information on the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce website, www.visitiputinbay.com.  (FYI: The over-the-top island party weekend, Christmas in July, has not been officially recognized since 2013.…

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U.S. Coast Guard visits Old Coast Guard Station

The U.S. Coast Guard moved out of the old station at the tip of Whiskey Island in 1976. In the last few years, the Foundry and the Cleveland Metroparks have transformed the space into a sailing center.   The Coast Guard visited recently to share cold water survival tips. “These are some tough kids, learning to be…

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