“R” Times, They’re a Changing….

We know your out this weekend enjoying all that the Labor Day festivities have to offer. But we would be remiss in our duties if we didn’t get you ready for the upcoming changes as we get ready for our Post-Labor Day schedule.

After all “R” hours are a changing…

First up, if your out and about at the home-port and wanting to make a splash this weekend, please do so as this will be the last weekend the pool will be open for the season. We will close and winterize the pool after Monday of this week.

Next, tomorrow will also be Putter-Ports last day of the season, so be sure to get out on the back nine for some last putts of the season as well. Also, Dairy Dock will be open till 9pm for the next week until it closes for the season Sunday Sept 7th.

Finally, as the kids go back to school, which includes much of our staff here at your home-port. Our newly revised fall hours will be 9am to 5pm seven days a week for the office and Gas docks. Please plan accordingly.

There is still a lot of good boating left, and we hope to see everyone at the Lake in the upcoming weeks. Till then, see you dockside!..

Labor Day Weekend Arrives… “Wave” goodbye to the work week!

You’ve worked hard this year and like everyone who puts in their time you deserve to enjoy the fruits of that labor. After all, that’s what Labor Day weekend is all about. We are here to celebrate you, and you, and you. All the hard working men and women that make this country great.

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So kick back, relax and do something you enjoy this weekend, and for our captains and crews that means one more trip (or two) onto the Lake. This will also be the last weekend for the pool, so be sure to make a splash!

For those of you sneaking out early today, here’s the latest forecast for the shores of Lake Erie (NWS):

TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS. 
TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. MOSTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. PARTLY
SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

Labor Day Weekend Approaches… Celebrate by not working!

Labor Day in America is a celebration of the hard working Men and Women who get up every day and put in the effort to support their family’s needs. This great holiday, much deserved, also marks the kids going back to school AND the beginning of the Perch Season on Lake Erie.

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What better way to cap off your summer then to kick up your heels and let a hook dangle in the water while anchored out on Lake Erie. With a three day weekend, and some luck from Mother Nature, we hope our captains and crews to enjoy some much needed time off here at your homeport.

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So check back as we will be updating the boating forecast today and again on Friday right here at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina homepage.

Your forecast (NWS):

TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. MOSTLY
CLEAR. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. 
THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN
10 KNOTS. MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. 
THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AND
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.

 

 

Peace, Love, and Sandy Feet….

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Well, by now the kids are either already in school or very close to the start of it. So we want to remind you now is as good a time as any to make sure that the kidos have another shot at some sand in their flip flops and hopefully some perch on the pole this. That hopefully this will be a good weekend to get the kids out of the house one last time before school starts.

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After all if summer in Ohio teaches us anything it is that we have to “seas” the opportunity to soak up the sun at every chance. So check your forecast and come out to Vermilion so the family can enjoy the final days of summer.

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We hope to see you dockside!

Your weekend forecast: Updated Friday – 3:44pm

TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST. MOSTLY
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 KNOTS OR LESS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.
SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.

Seas the day!..But check the forecast first.

We have had a good run thus far this summer. The fishing has been stellar, the Lake conditions have been favorable for most of the summer, and the best part is we have not been treated to those hot-hot days that August can some time serve up. Instead we have had some unseasonably pleasant temps to enjoy. So the question is what will this weekend bring? So check below for this weekends boating forecast as we will update it today and tomorrow.

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Of course with “Back to School’ looming, we also want you to know that the pool is still open and going strong and we still have a lot of outdoor family fun left to be had at your home-port before the kidos get stuck in the classroom this summer. So make sure they get a chance to make a splash this weekend!

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Your weekend boating forecast (NWS): Updated 8-15 Fri

TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. SUNNY. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS. 
SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST. 
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

Life is better on the Lake…..Updated

They say August is the busy time of summer, and while families may have to contend with some back to school items they also know that it is the best time to get outside and onto the lake! After all, it won’t be long and the kidos will be stuck in concrete buildings so be sure before they go that they have had a chance to get some fresh air and sunshine along the way.

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We do have some minor hour changes to announce as we go on our late summer schedule. We will be open from 8am to 7pm as usual Fri-Sat-Sun. Monday through Thursday we are now open from 8am to 6pm so please plan accordingly.

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So without further ado, your weekend forecast (NWS): Updated – Fri Aug8th 5:46pm

TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET. 
SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
20 KNOTS. MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST.
PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET. 
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. MOSTLY SUNNY.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

Welcome August..come see the dock for a prescription for fun!

With a few exceptions, this has been a summer for boaters thus far. Walleye are being caught at a near record pace and the perch season is just now getting started so anglers have been nothing but smiles. Even with a cool down this week, we have already had many weekends of boater friendly weather and are thankful for every one as we welcome August and hope it stays the course as well.

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So make sure your not left at the dock with many weeks of boating left this summer. Get the kids out and about before they have to go back to being stuck for many hours inside a classroom. We have just the ticket for your family fun at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina.

 

Here’s your weekend forecast:

TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING EAST. PARTLY
SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHWEST. WAVES
1 FOOT OR LESS.

There’s a lot of summer left… Wake up your weekends!

We have been very luck this summer as weekend after weekend have been very boater friendly. The walleye dream season continues as anglers stop by the gas docks to show off their catch and top off their tanks to prepare for the next days haul. The cooler weather has made for some great evenings hanging out at the dock and heading out to catch some of the best sunsets seen anywhere.

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So here at your Romps Lake Erie Marina we’re hoping Mother Nature continues to cooperate and you can Wake-Up your weekend!

Your weekend forecast (NWS)

TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS. 
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTH. PARTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS.
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

On the waterfront…Where work meets play!

What if we told you, you could work and play in the same exact location. Well here’s your chance. Romp’s now has office space available right on the river front.

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Above is the view from the office entrance, which includes a spacious deck.

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The inside of the office has just been reconditioned with new carpet and paint. Office size is 400 sg. ft. and includes a bathroom , water, electric, and gas. Private parking for one car provided with additional public spots as well.

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The office comes with two closets with lots of open space and lighting. Within walking distance to downtown Vermilion, including many fine restaurants and shops.

So don’t miss out on a once in a decade opportunity get in on the only spot in town where you can work, then walk outside right onto where play begins. Call us for pricing and other terms and conditions. We hope to see you dockside!

Fishing heats up as temps briefly cool down..

Anglers caught a mid-week break this week as the temps are taking a brief dip into some unseasonably pleasant mid to high 70′s. Of course this change came with some showers early on, but the sky has cleared and the Lake has once again calmed so the rod and reel gang are back at their favorite fishing spots with just enough breeze to drift fish.

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Of course this cool down is very temporary as the highs by mid week next week put us at near 90 by Wednesday if the forecast holds true. So for those of you coming to Vermilion tonight, remember we have the Third Thursday celebrations downtown as free bands and an awesome sunset welcome you to town.

So without further ado here is your boating forecast (NWS):

TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. MORNING CLOUDS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF A SHOWER...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
WATERSPOUTS THIS MORNING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTH. MOSTLY
CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. SUNNY.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS