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Welcome to the Webcams Page.  These webcams show Lake conditions from various locations in the Western Basin of Lake Erie, west to east.  Our two feature webcams CharterCam and PanCam are our own specialized webcams.  CharterCam provides live pictures from Hawg'n Fishing Charters.  When the boat is out, usually from 6am until about 2pm, you will see the lake and weather conditions live and live fishing action.  PanCam slowly pans across the Lake throughout the day to show different lake views from the Port Clinton shoreline.  The other webcams are government, commercial, or private webcams. 

Toledo water quality monitoring buoy cam.  Buoy is located approximately 2 mi offshore of Oregon, OH, near the Toledo water intake.  Updates about every hour. 

PanCam Panning Webcam Port Clinton, OH

PanCam uploads every 5 seconds.  It faces north and pans east / west back and forth across the Lake.  You will see Catawba Island (peninsula) and Catawba Point, South Bass Island, Green Island, and the open Lake.

NOAA Toledo Harbor Light #2.  Located out in the Maumee Bay shipping channel.  View looks down the structure at the water below.  Image updates on the hour.

NOAA Toledo Harbor Light #2.  Located out in the Maumee Bay shipping channel.  View looks South South-East.  Image updates on the hour. 

CharterCam Live Charter Boat Webcam

CharterCam uploads every 5 seconds, but may be inconsistent or incomplete.  If the boat goes out too far from shore for the signal to connect, the last image uploaded will remain until the boat gets back in range.

ODOT Route 2 Sandusky Bay Bridge.  Camera  usually looks North just before the bridge, but sometimes they switch cameras.  Should upload every 5 seconds.  

The CharterCam boat is not regularly booked for the rest of August due to the very slow walleye fishing, but could go out any day if chartered.  Booked charters begin again in September.  Occasionally a camera will quit working, so if the image hasn't changed in awhile it is probably down.

Below are some photos from the CharterCam while it was out fishing. 

     

CharterCam is the first live Webcam from a fishing boat out on the water in the Great Lakes. There is only one other boat webcam like this we know of (in Florida, scuba diving operation) so CharterCam is likely the second live boat webcam in the country!  Picture uploads will vary depending on boat location, weather, and other factors; at times the picture may not change for a few minutes or longer, or you may see half pictures or a blank.  This is normal.   

We are preparing a separate mobile webcam site, www.livemobilewebcam.com, where we will put webcam feeds from various events and locations where we will provide our mobile webcams.  If you would like to have a mobile webcam at your event or on your boat contact Dave at westbasin @ cs.com (spaces inserted in the e-mail address here to avoid automated website data collection programs).  Please put 'mobile webcam' in the subject line so I know the e-mail isn't spam.

CharterCam and PanCam images are copyright, no unauthorized use or transmission is permitted without the express consent of ilakeerie.com.

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