Fishing in the region is heavily dependent on the weather. The ability of Lake Erie to rapidly change from calm to stormy is well-known to veterans of the lake. Mariners should take heed of all marine warnings and "keep an eye on the sky." Fishing in the streams is also heavily dependent on the flow and clarity of the water, which is typically governed by the amount and intensity of recent rains or snow melt.
Erie's weather almost always approaches from the west. If it is raining in Eastern Ohio, odds are it will soon be raining in Western Pennsylvania.
Official 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, say off Walnut Creek Access, could be substantially different than the conditions off another part, like the North East Marina. A call to a bait shop or marina may be your best source for information about actual conditions on the lake at your launch site.
The following links provide information about weather in the region.