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Perch fishing is getting better in the western basin

Cathy Boreako Our precious Lake Erie is turning green in the Western Basin, but from reports I have read the colder water temperatures this season are keeping it from turning to pea soup in major amounts like past seasons. But, this report is not about the green goo, it is…
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Kasich administration announces efforts on Lake Erie water quality

Gov. John R. Kasich and members of his Cabinet announced major new multi-agency initiatives that make available significant resources to local communities and the agriculture community to help further strengthen protections for Lake Erie water quality and local drinking water supplies. The initiatives were unveiled by the directors of the…
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Lake Erie Caucus meets to discuss health of the lake

L to R co-chairs for the Lake Erie Caucus: Redfern, Cafaro, Gardner and Dovilla Members of the Lake Erie Caucus met Friday, August 16, at Maumee Bay State Park to have a public forum about the health of Lake Erie. In attendance were co-chairs of the caucus Mike Dovilla, Capri…
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A little girl’s dream comes true

I realize this is not a Lake Erie fishing report, but I’m hoping you will allow me this one indulgence to share my personal experience with you. When I was a little girl of 4 years, I caught my first fish, and I was hooked for life. (Yes, pun intended!)…
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Entries for the Best of the Best boat name

Since the start of our Best of the Best competition (August 1), readers were asked to submit their boat names to win the coveted title the Best of the Best boat name! Below are the submissions from our readers. To vote, you can either visit surveymonkey.com/s/bestofthebestboatname, visit our website for…
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Natural solution to algae problem in western Lake Erie 

Image courtesy of NOAA Editor’s note: this article was written by Ray Stewart, President of Ohio Wetlands Association and Dr. William J. Mitsch, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University; Director, Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, OSU; Eminent Scholar and Director, Everglades Wetland Research Park; Founding Editor-in-Chief, Ecological Engineering Officials may…
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Public invited to Castalia State Fish Hatchery open house

Anglers have the chance to see fish hatchery operations firsthand when the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife hosts an open house Saturday, August 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Castalia State Fish Hatchery. This event is free and open to the public. “We look…
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