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Candidate Debate Night Oct. 1

04-09-2015 Hits:125

Candidate Debate Night Oct. 1

The Beacon in conjunction with the Port Clinton Chamber, Main Street Port Clinton, WPCR, Business and Professional Women (BPW) and Andy’s Party Mart are having a Candidate Debate Night Thursday...

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Redskins Overpower Wildcats

03-09-2015 Hits:149

Redskins Overpower Wildcats

Nathan Stubblefield breaks free from a would-be Woodmore tackler in last Friday's 63-0 PC opening victory.Photos by Bill MigalaWhile the Port Clinton fans have been looking forward to the 2015...

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Team Mary gives back

02-09-2015 Hits:209

Team Mary gives back

At Gem Beach Marina on August 18, Team Mary donated a checks to the Flagship Collaborative Play Place and ARC of Ottawa County. Team Mary, who raises awareness for children...

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Capt Bob Brown Jr.'s Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Report

Larry McCouley with friends and family from Cincinnati with their walleye.

Due to strong NE winds last weekend,  the key to finding the biting fish this week in the Lake Erie Island area was all about finding somewhat cleaner water. Find the cleaner water, and you were in position to score on some nice sized Walleye. Charter boats casting were finding nice sized Walleye on shallow water reefs north of Kelleys Island, West reef off of North Bass Island, and on other shallow water structures around South and Middle Bass Islands. Best depths have been from 28’ up to as shallow as 6’ of water casting weight forward spinners and worm harnesses. Pink, chartreuse, or any other bright colors have been helping get more bites lately when casting these rigs in the murkier water areas. Walleye hitting the docks at Channel Grove Marina in Marblehead this week were as large as 32” and many in the 8-10 lb class.

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Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby winners

The Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby at the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival was held on Sunday, May 24, at Derby Pond.  Over 200 children and their families enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of fishing and fun along the shores of Lake Erie.  Trophies were presented to the winners immediately following the Fishing Derby.  All participants received goodie bags.

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Dynamic dead zones alter fish catches in Lake Erie

New research shows that Lake Erie’s dead zones are actually quite active, greatly affecting fish distributions, catch rates and the effectiveness of fishing gear.  

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and partners recently found that dead zones caused by hypoxia, the depletion of oxygen in water, are unexpectedly variable in Lake Erie, sometimes disappearing and reemerging elsewhere in the matter of hours. They also found that fish like yellow perch cluster at the edges of these areas. The discovery of erratic dead zones can help commercial fishers and scientists determine where and how to effectively catch and study fish.

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