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Shoreline and City clean-up

19-04-2015 Hits:89 Ottawa Outdoors  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Shoreline and City clean-up

On Saturday, April 18, the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of Magee Marsh, City of Port Clinton, East Harbor...

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Ohio Wildlife Council 2015-2016 hunting …

19-04-2015 Hits:118 Ottawa Outdoors  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Ohio Wildlife Council 2015-2016 hunting regulations

A reduction in white-tailed deer bag limits and antlerless permit use during the 2015-2016 hunting seasons were among regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on...

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Stein Hospice joins Port Clinton Yacht C…

18-04-2015 Hits:184 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Stein Hospice joins Port Clinton Yacht Club for May Day

On Saturday, May 2, the Port Clinton Yacht Club will be holding a May Day celebration benefitting and supporting Stein Hospice from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The evening, which is open to...

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Is it time to use crawlers yet?

It’s been a long time coming this spring, but hopefully the warmer weather is finally on its way. I can’t remember a time, living here in Port Clinton over the last 13 years, where I have had to wear my long underwear and the full body Mustang suit this long into the month of May. It’s really quite exhausting! Just like everyone else, I’m longing for the days where I can wear shorts and flip flops in the boat again.

Walleye fishing has been good, but not great, this last week. The strong winds and cold temperatures we have endured have scattered the fish around their normal feeding areas, and locating and catching them has been a bit of a challenge, though not impossible.  

The water temperatures took a little step backwards, from the low 50’s back to the high 40’s, but are on the rise again now.

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Take advantage of days you can’t fish due to lousy weather

Last season I wrote an article explaining how to tie up your own crawler harnesses. With the weather we’ve had this past week, now is a good time to start building some of your own harnesses to use for this season. There’s nothing more satisfying than catching fish on a lure that you’ve created yourself.

After a great start to the season weather-wise, this past week has confronted us with cold front conditions, rain, and big winds. The walleye bite slowed down in areas that were very productive for the first few weeks after ice out, and the fish are now moving around more, so locating them after we can get back on the water is the first order of business.

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Family Fishing Day at East Harbor

East Harbor State Park held its 14th annual Family Fishing Day on Saturday, April 26. 500 trout from the Castalia Trout Farm were released into the pond next to the Lakewood Shelter in the park. The trout were all 12-14”.

“This is the nicest weather we’ve had in a couple years,” said Ted Johnson from the Ohio State Parks Service. “With this nice of weather, we could expect to see 100 people out here throughout the day.”

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