Going fishing this Memorial Day weekend? The Rocky and Chagrin rivers will offer good fishing conditions through the weekend, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his weekly fish report. For the second year, some adult walleye and white bass are making a late spring appearance by the Emerald Necklace marina. “Anglers fishing a jig,…

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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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The Cleveland shoreline breakwalls are offering a great night bite for walleye, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his weekly fish report.  Perfect 10s, Husky Jerks, and glow swimbaits are a few of the offerings that produce. The breakwall at East 55th Street Marina, the old Coast Guard station, rocks at Edgewater Park…

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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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Steelhead have been a highlight fishing the Rocky and Chagrin rivers this week. The rivers have pre-spawn, spawning, and post spawn steelhead, especially in the northern river reaches closer to Lake Erie, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec reports in his weekly fish report. Steelhead in spring will bite a variety of offerings, including dime…

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Want to fish for free in Ohio, without a state permit?  Fish for free anywhere in the state 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,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “I invite Ohioans…

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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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If you’re fishing, be cautious. The Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 41 degrees, off Cleveland 37 degrees and off Erie 34 degrees, which puts anglers at risk for hypothermia. Always wear your lifejacket. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it’s walleye season in the open lake. Anglers are doing well trolling around 1…

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The Cleveland Metroparks has stocked 600 pounds of trout in the east Branch Rocky River, in the first batch of the season. The Rocky River and other area streams are offering good steelhead fishing, with the freshest fish concentrated near Lake Erie, Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec writes in his weekly fish report. Though anglers should…

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Lake Erie’s ice is melting, and anglers are heading out on open water. The breakwall at East 55th Street Marina and the rocks at Edgewater Park offer a chance at steelhead and yellow perch now.  The Edgewater boat launch ramp is useable, says Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. “As these harbor areas open up…

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