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Compassion and fun at Firelight Glow Run

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Compassion and fun at Firelight Glow Run

The inaugural Firelight Cross Country Glow Run was held on Saturday night, August 29, at Waterworks Park in Port Clinton. The run was a benefit for Lucas Gutman, a little...

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PCHS Leadership Council held team buildi…

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PCHS Leadership Council held team building activities

The entire staff and student body of Port Clinton High School spent a beautiful Friday afternoon involved in team building activities on August 21.  PCHS Leadership Council planned the event...

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Best of the Best voting ends Aug. 31

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Best of the Best voting ends Aug. 31

In Thursday's August 27 edition of The Beacon, it was announced that we would extend voting until Sept. 3 for our Best of the Best people's choice nomination competition. Because...

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Summer storms settling

(L) Mr. Big Smallmouth Jared Rhode of Port Clinton. (R) Chad Shorten of Cincinnati with two large walleye.

Lake Erie finally seems to be settling down from the super summer storms we had in late June and Walleye have been biting in a variety of places. One area that has been holding decent numbers of fish recently is the deep water between Middle Bass and Pelee Islands. Fish have been caught in water as shallow as 9-10 ft. of water on the east point of Middle Bass to as deep at 42 ft. of water which is just about a half mile east of the green “Bell” buoy.  East from that point all the way to Middle Island has produced decent Walleye. The border also lies in this area so know which side of the line you are on if you are fishing without Ontario licenses. Trolling has worked well in this area but most boats were casting worm harnesses or weapons. The reefs north of Kelleys Island have also been producing some larger Walleye in 11-25 ft. of water.

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Walleye bite slowly improving

(L) Sam Swickard of Plainfield, IN, with his largest walleye he ever caught in Lake Erie! (R) Jeffry Hurt of Cleveland, OH, with a nice smallmouth caught near South Bass Island.

The first few days following the big NE blow that we all experienced on June 27 were incredibly tough days to catch a walleye on Lake Erie. Lake Erie’s experienced group of local captains were struggling to put any decent catches together. However, by the time I am writing this article, some signs of life to the walleye bite were showing in quite a few locations.

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High winds from NE effect fishing again this week



I almost couldn’t believe Saturday’s forecast earlier in the week; another big NE storm was coming? OMG!! We were just talking about this a few weeks ago. There will probably be certain areas that were negatively impacted from Saturday’s big winds causing muddy water conditions where Walleye will be difficult to catch. By press time I am hoping things will be improving on the water clarity so I would suggest keeping an eye to the water as you head out. If you can see down a few feet then you are in a good area. Try stopping a few times on your way offshore and if the water looks chocolate brown keep going!

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