News and Ohio

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Report offers solutions to Lake Erie algae blooms

Report offers solutions to Lake Erie algae blooms

The International Joint Commission (IJC) released a report urging the states of Ohio and Michigan to declare the waters of the western Lake Erie basin impaired from nutrient pollution.

March 2014
Land buys will make life easier for steelheaders

Land buys will make life easier for steelheaders

Lake Metroparks is going to make life easier for Northeast Ohio steelhead anglers.

March 2014
Ice fishing on Lake Erie a go

Ice fishing on Lake Erie a go

For the first time in three seasons, there has been enough ice for anglers to get on it, from both the mainland at Catawba State Park and between the islands

January 2014
Grass carp now reproducing in Erie watershed

Grass carp now reproducing in Erie watershed

Scientists said they have documented for the first time that an Asian carp species has successfully reproduced within the Great Lakes watershed, an ominous development in the struggle to slam the door on the hungry invaders that could threaten native fish.

November 2013

Record bigmouth buffalo caught by avid bowfisher

Brent McGlone gave up most of the archery deer season to pursue trophy bigmouth buffalo by bow.

November 2013
Perch limit is lowered on inland reservoirs

Perch limit is lowered on inland reservoirs

The Ohio Wildlife Council passed several rule changes at its meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, including lowering the statewide daily limit for yellow perch in all waters except Lake Erie and authorizing additional bait inspections to help detect invasive species.

November 2013
In Asian carp search, the Muskingum River is the newest target

In Asian carp search, the Muskingum River is the newest target

Wildlife officials and researchers have been testing the waters of an eastern Ohio river for the invasive Asian carp even though there are no signs of it yet.

October 2013
Lake Erie walleye hatch not a bust, but below average

Lake Erie walleye hatch not a bust, but below average

There’s good news and bad news as it pertains to the annual walleye and yellow perch hatches on Lake Erie.

October 2013
DNR investigation targets illegal sale of sportfish

DNR investigation targets illegal sale of sportfish

The DNR Division of Wildlife will collect $24,560 in fines and restitution from 10 individuals convicted of commercially selling sportfish they reeled in from the Sandusky River between 2007 and 2011.

September 2013
Lone sample positive for Asian carp

Lone sample positive for Asian carp

225 samples taken from Maumee River, 100 from Sandusky River for test

August 2013