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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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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Ever paddled or boated on the Cuyahoga River and been confused about exactly which bridge you’re under? The city of Cleveland is adding name signs at the bottom of bridges. Check out the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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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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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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Life is better with live music. And summer is better with boat docks and Lake Erie sunsets and a drink in your hand. Whiskey Island Still & Eatery offers all of that, all summer long. The casual restaurant, with its sprawling patio and picnic tables just down the road from Edgewater Park, will host bands…

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As the developer of a pilot project of six wind turbines in Lake Erie works out details with the state, a group of opponents are organizing opposition. The fight is not so much over the six turbines up for state approval right now – but for the wind farm it could precipitate: thousands of spinning…

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Fishing, like the weather, is heating up. The GOTL Open is hosting its Spring Bash fishing tournament in Oak Harbor next weekend. Registration deadline is today (April 5). Last weekend, 140 anglers fished in the Rocky River in the sixth annual Barbie Rod Steelhead Derby. Corey Zelinkski won with a 26-inch fish, and the event…

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Sorry, guys. It’s spring. But the weather isn’t cooperating. The weekend calls for rain and maybe snow. The Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 41 degrees, off Cleveland 37 degrees and off Erie 34 degrees. Friday: North-northeast wind around 13 knots. A chance of showers. Waves around 3 feet. High of 41 degrees. Friday…

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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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