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Jul
16

Another Wonderful, Walleye-less Day On Lake Erie

It’s been another good year for walleye fishing on Lake Erie. The fishery is attracting plenty of anglers and boats, including a crowd of about 100 for the annual Governor’s Fish Ohio outing for media members, state fish management employees and others.

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Jul
5

Tearing Down Some Local History

As the wrecking ball slowly smashed the old Amateur Trapshooting Association building on Vandalia’s National Road, perhaps the city and airport officials who ordered the demolition should have consided the building’s history and who constructed it.

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Jun
20

Park Money Welcome, But It’s Long Overdue

The Ohio Legislature recently approved a large amount of money to be distributed among Ohio’s state parks for repair and replace to physical facilities. It’s very welcome for the many park goers. That said, it’s also been a long time coming.

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Jun
8

Acton Switched To Unlimited Horsepower/No Wake Lake

Public support cited as key reason for change at Hueston Woods State Park lake from 10-horsepower limit; Cowan Lake will stay at 10-HP for at least another year.

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May
23

Lifejackets Might Make Difference between Life and Death

With boating season getting into full swing, it’s important for all boaters to insure their own safety by wearing a properly-fitting lifejacket. And new lifejackets aren’t your father’s life jackets.

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May
2

Cowan HP Increase Rejected; Acton Still in Limb

Proposals have been made and are now under consideration at Cowan and Acton Lakes in southwest Ohio to increase horsepower limits. At Cowan, the decision has been made to keep the 10 hp limit for another year while it is under further study. At Acton, a decision could be handed down in May. If hp limits are raised only idle speed will be allowed.

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Apr
25

Crappie Is King Of Spring Fishing….

Spring is probably the best time to catch fish in Ohio and the fish most targeted and caught is the crappie. You can catch them in just about any lake. All you need are some minnows or small jigs or twisters. Chartreuse is usually a good color.

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Apr
17

Get Out the Fishing Gear … It’s That Time Again

Let’s put that nasty winter behind us. Spring is here and to many that means fishing. Yes, it’s that time again … finally.

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Apr
3

Plenty Of Walleyes, Perch For Erie Anglers This Year

There are still a large number of those 2003 walleyes to be caught and, my, how they’ve grown. Most of those 11-year-old fish have reached the Fish Ohio size, 28 inches or better.

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Mar
18

Cold Weather Alters Trout Stocking Program

The Ohio Division of Wildlife has been forced by cold weather and ice on lakes and ponds to alter its plans to stock rainbow trout at area locations.

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