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Rise of the Mayfly

Jerry Cohen with a nice June Lake Erie Walleye This past week I watched as the clouds of Mayflies rose from the bottom of Lake Erie to the surface of the water on my boat’s sonar. On Sunday morning they were in the 10 foot range of the water column,…
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Walleye Tournament delayed

Today’s first day of the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour was postponed due to a small craft advisory. The two day tournament will run Saturday and Sunday. Soft winds are predicted for both days, says Captain Juls.
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Honeybee swarming season

Jerry Hinton, of Tall Timbers campground in Port Clinton and Grove City, capturing a swarm of honeybees. This swarm has approximately 10,000-12,000 female bees along with one queen in the center and a handful of male drone bees.
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How fast can you troll?

One important factor when trolling is speed. Some baits are meant to be trolled slow, like a crawler harness. A typical crawler harness is 5 to 6 feet in length with two or sometimes three hooks, colored beads and a plain or painted blade that spins on a clevis.
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Cabela’s National Walleye Tour heads to Port Clinton June 14

Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Lake Erie at Port Clinton, as the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour continues their inaugural season on June 14-15. Featuring a pro-am style format, the all-new tournament circuit will include a total of three regular-season events with a year-end championship. The Port Clinton event begins…
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Ragbag Report: Rubbin' is Racin'

I just finished sailing in the Bayview One Design Regatta up in Lake St. Clair hosted by Bayview Yacht Club. It was three tough days of racing in heavy air all three days. It was really intense! My thanks to my crew members who performed very well.
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Ottawa County and Ohio farmers are helping to heal Lake Erie

Mike Libben and his father Bob farm 650 acres in Ottawa County. As with many modern farmers, Mike also works at another job, as District Program Administrator of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (OSWCD). As with most of the county’s farmers, Mike grew up farming. Here, where even…
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