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Nor'easter floods Lake Erie coast

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Nor'easter floods Lake Erie coast

Fisherman's Wharf on the Portage River on North Madison St. On Saturday, June 27, a nor'easter hit the area. Our readers were gracious enough to send photos of flooding, storm damage...

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Humane Society of Ottawa County partneri…

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Humane Society of Ottawa County partnering with Erie Shores K9 Academy

The Humane Society of Ottawa County is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Erie Shores K9 Academy, LLC. Erie Shores K9 Academy are working with the dogs at...

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Lakeside

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Lakeside

Lakeside Chautauqua’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, with the Children’s Bike Parade departing from Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early with...

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Capt Bob Brown Jr.'s Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Report

Larry McCouley with friends and family from Cincinnati with their walleye.

Due to strong NE winds last weekend,  the key to finding the biting fish this week in the Lake Erie Island area was all about finding somewhat cleaner water. Find the cleaner water, and you were in position to score on some nice sized Walleye. Charter boats casting were finding nice sized Walleye on shallow water reefs north of Kelleys Island, West reef off of North Bass Island, and on other shallow water structures around South and Middle Bass Islands. Best depths have been from 28’ up to as shallow as 6’ of water casting weight forward spinners and worm harnesses. Pink, chartreuse, or any other bright colors have been helping get more bites lately when casting these rigs in the murkier water areas. Walleye hitting the docks at Channel Grove Marina in Marblehead this week were as large as 32” and many in the 8-10 lb class.

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Ohio Lake Erie Commission seeking submission for Life on Lake Erie photo contest

Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life on film, or digitally, can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) 2015 Life on Lake Erie photo contest.

Photographers are encouraged to submit their favorite winter photos of Lake Erie. This may include icescapes, ice fishing, thawing, or activities that took place during Lake Erie’s frozen months. Depicting Lake Erie scenescapes, people, and wildlife taken throughout the year are also encouraged.

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Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season projection

On Tuesday, May 19, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the National Center for Water Quality Research released an early season projection for harmful algal bloom (HAB) on Lake Erie.

The early season projection bulletin, started in 2015, gives an assessment of the likely maximum severity of the summer cyanobacterial bloom. In early July there will be a formal seasonal forecast of the bloom severity.

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