Frequently Asked Weather Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Where do I find up-to-date info on fishing conditions ?
Where do I find Lake Erie sailing reports ?
How is the weather in the area for fishing ?
Fishing in the Bass Islands region is heavily dependent on the weather. The ability of Lake Erie to quickly change from dry and calm to wet and stormy is well-known to experienced anglers on the lake. Fishermen should take heed of all marine warnings and as usual, keep an eye on the sky. Lake levels are heavily dependent on the feed from local streams, which is usually itself dependent on the amount and intensity of recent rainfalls.
Official lake level, wind, and wave reports for the Lake Erie waters often do not accurately reflect actual conditions on the Lake. Additionally, the conditions in one part of the lake, such as Sandusky, could be quite different than the conditions in Put-in-Bay, even though they are not that far apart. A call to a local island or mainland tackle shop or marina can be your best source for information about live conditions on the lake.
Is all this weather information accurate today ?
The information on this page has not and realistically can not be checked for 100% accuracy. Like any automated computer data, these projections may and in some cases do have errors. Please verify all results independently. Weather information is from numerous sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy.
Big changes to harbors in Port Clinton, Sandusky, Put-in-Bay, and surrounding areas due to building or dredging often do change tides and currents. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program so plan appropriately. If you intend to use this weather data in any manner where public safety is an issue, such as boating or flying a small aircraft, please verify!
Lake Erie’s weather almost always blows in from the West. If it is raining in Western Ohio or Michigan, odds are it will soon be raining in Put-in-Bay. Check your forecasts!