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Kids fishing derby at the Ottawa County Fair

Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District and Oak Harbor FFA will be hosting the annual free youth fishing derby during the Ottawa County Fair on Sunday, July 20. All kids ages 12 and under are invited to participate in the fishing derby. The event will take place at the race track infield pond and will being promptly at the scheduled times for each group: 9-10 a.m. 0-5 years and 10:15-11:15 a.m. 6-12 years

Prizes will be awarded to the boys and girls of each class for the most fish caught (ties will be broken by weight), the largest fish caught (by weight) and the smallest fish caught (by weight). There is also a guaranteed prize for anyone that registers before July 16.

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Phenomenal year for walleye fishing

I’m no expert, but I do believe that the heavy ice we had this past winter resulted in a very big shad kill. In turn, that removed a large portion of the walleye forage base. What does this mean? It means that walleye have been more eager to taste our offerings of painted metal, plastics, and live bait selections in an almost suicidal fashion.

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Walleyes for Wounded Heroes

For the third year, and still growing, the Walleyes for Wounded Heroes came to fish in our Great Lake, Lake Erie. The Walleyes for Wounded Heroes is an extension of the Kentucky Wounded Heroes organization. The program offers Kentucky’s uniform members of the United States Armed Forces, law enforcement officers, fire fighters and emergency medical responders who have been injured in the line of duty, the opportunity to fish, relax and enjoy the natural healing resources that Lake Erie has to offer.

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