Fishing reports are helpful to know what is biting, when their biting and how people are catching them. Fish reports at best give you a snap shot of what was happening before you go fishing. As with most things, you must adapt to the conditions you are fishing in.
On Lake Erie we are fishing what is called "Central Basin."
I have found the report Poor Richard's give on their Facebook page helpful though it does not come out every day
Also FishErie website (run by www.fishusa.com store) allows many fishermen to post how they have been doing.
The Cleveland and Pittsburgh papers occasional give fish reports for Lake Erie
The Pa Fish and Boat Commission has a report for Northwest PA
On Lake Ontario we fish the Western or Niagara Area