Catching Walleye during a Mayfly Hatch

Frank Smith Anyone who lives near Lake Erie is familiar with the massive Mayfly hatches we endure each spring around this time. In the “nymph” stage, they can live under water for several years. As they mature, the metamorphoses of the nymph into a mature Mayfly happens over several stages…
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Good News for Western Basin Walleye Anglers

It sure has been nice being able to wear shorts out in the boat these past couple of weeks. I thought the warm weather would never arrive, but I’m sure glad it finally did! Water temperatures are now in the high 60’s and low 70’s and there are still plenty…
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A Day on the Wild Side

The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District in cooperation with Winous Point Marsh Conservancy; ODNR Division of Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invite youth fifth through eighth grades to spend A Day on the Wild Side. The camp will be held on Thursday, July 24, at the Winous…
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Lake Erie Island State Parks improvements announced

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer announced Thursday, June 5, that capital improvements will be made on Kelleys Island, North Bass Island, South Bass Island and Middle Bass Island state parks. Catawba Island and East Harbor state parks will also be receiving improvements. The 2015-2016 capital budget…
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Great Egret Marsh Preserve opens near East Harbor

Nancy Beadle of Marblehead at the entrance to the Preserve On May 10, International Migratory Bird Day, another jewel was added to Ottawa County’s necklace of wetland preserves along the Lake Erie shoreline. The Great Egret Marsh Preserve, managed by The Nature Conservancy, consists of more than 150 acres of…
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What a Great Holiday Weekend!

Shane Meek Who could ask for more? The weather was fantastic, and the fish cooperated nicely. Light winds made fishing very pleasant and moving around from spot to spot was an easy task. Fish were everywhere from in close, up to Canada, and to the east of the Western Basin.…
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