Frank Hinchey began his journalism career in 1956, covering news for his hometown paper the Rutland (Vt.) Herald. Along the way, he reported for The Cincinnati Enquirer and The Columbus Dispatch. Hinchey learned to fly fish – and untangle snags – by watching his dad hook native brook trout in Vermont. He has written for Ohio Outdoor News since 2005.

Jane Beathard is the retired media relations manager of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Prior to joining ODNR, she was a public information specialist for the Ohio Department of Health. Prior to joining the state, she was a reporter for The Madison Press in London for nine years. She has written for Ohio Outdoor News since 2008.

For more than 30 years Jeff Frischkorn has written about the outdoors, chiefly as a staff reporter for The News-Herald in Lake County as well as a columnist for Ohio Outdoor News. His topic material has ranged from hunting and fishing to camping, boating, firearms, government, legislation, earth sciences, and the county parks systems in Lake, Geauga, and Cuyahoga counties. Frischkorn has won more than 80 state, regional and national media achievement awards. He is a three-time George Gund Foundation fellow.

Mike Moore has worked in the newspaper business since 1996, first for The Daily Chief-Union of Upper Sandusky followed by a stint with The Delaware Gazette. An award winning writer, Moore has been an editor since 2004, first with The Delaware Gazette and now with Ohio Outdoor News since its inception in 2005. A graduate of Ohio State University, Moore lives in central Ohio with his wife, Jennifer.

Steve Pollick, an Ohio Outdoor News columnist since the paper’s inception in 2005, and retired staff member of The Blade newspaper in Toledo and its outdoors editor since 1982. His bylined stories and columns also have appeared in local, regional, state, and national magazines for more than 40 years.

 

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Leaving up your stands all year can lead to dangerous hunting situations.

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» Fishing News

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    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.

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    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

Archive »Fishing Tips

Slab frenzy 2014: Top tactics for ice-out crappies

Open water is advancing north, and that means the first, best crappie fishing opportunities of spring

New in-line reels eliminate dreaded “lure spin”

Ice fishing innovation cures twisted line, thus resulting in more bites through the hard water

Follow the forage: the sunfish and crappies of March

Bluegills and crappies are moving to the shallows. Play your cards right, and you’ll own the bite

Top secrets of successful late-ice northern pike anglers

Some of the best fishing of the year for aggressive freshwater pike is exploding under the ice