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Cabela’s National Walleye Tour heads to Port Clinton June 14

Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Lake Erie at Port Clinton, as the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour continues their inaugural season on June 14-15. Featuring a pro-am style format, the all-new tournament circuit will include a total of three regular-season events with a year-end championship. The Port Clinton event begins…
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Ragbag Report: Rubbin' is Racin'

I just finished sailing in the Bayview One Design Regatta up in Lake St. Clair hosted by Bayview Yacht Club. It was three tough days of racing in heavy air all three days. It was really intense! My thanks to my crew members who performed very well.
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Ottawa County and Ohio farmers are helping to heal Lake Erie

Mike Libben and his father Bob farm 650 acres in Ottawa County. As with many modern farmers, Mike also works at another job, as District Program Administrator of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (OSWCD). As with most of the county’s farmers, Mike grew up farming. Here, where even…
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Weather and Walleye Fishing on Lake Erie

It’s simple to say, “Let’s go fishing”, but it’s not so simple to catch fish when the weather conditions are constantly changing from day to day. Keeping an eye on the weather is very important when you’re a walleye angler, and making adjustments to your presentation is even more important.
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Skipper Bud’s Fishing Derby

The Walleye Festival fishing derby sponsored by Skipper Bud's Marina took place at Derby Pond in Port Clinton on Saturday. The fishing tournament was open to children up to age 12. Bait and poles were provided but some children brought their own poles. Over 200 children and families participated in…
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Ragbag Report

Our editor, Donna Lueke, asked me who I might know who could write a weekly column on sailing for our new COASTLINES supplement. I said I would, so now you get to read the first installment of the RAGBAG REPORT. Port Clinton Yacht Club hosted 32 Laser class boats at…
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Free boat safety inspections offered

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering free boat safety inspections during May and June at public boat launch ramps and during special events statewide. The agency also released a new promotional video about safety boating. “Start the boating season safe,” said Rodger Norcross, chief of the ODNR…
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