Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

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April 26, 2007

DNR: Perch bag reduced with the future in mind

By Mike Moore Editor Columbus – Ohio fisheries managers suspected they might have a problem with Lake Erie yellow perch this year. DNR Division of Wildlife fisheries administrator Ray Petering said on April 4 that the decision to reduce the bag limit for perch this year (Ohio Outdoor News, April 13) isn’t wholly unexpected. ‘We

Results from trout opener were mixed across state

By Deborah Weisberg Contributing Writer Pittsburgh – Angling pressure and catch rates varied in the 45 counties that kicked off trout season April 14 as much as they had March 31, when southcentral and southeastern Pennsylvania celebrated a regional opening day. Although temperatures across the state were much lower than normal, rain held off for

Crappie, saugeye bite slow in cold weather

CENTRAL REGION Delaware Lake (Delaware County) – Cold temperatures have slowed the movement and activity of crappie but warmer weather should get them going again in this lake, one of central Ohio’s best crappie fisheries. Fish the primary points of the old creek channel using jigs and minnows around woody cover. White bass should migrate

Crowded streams greeted anglers in southeast

In-season stockings are under way statewide. For a schedule of stockings on lakes and streams, visit  The catch-and- release-only bass season began April 14. Walleye season begins May 5. NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie and tributaries – More steelhead than trout were caught opening day, although large numbers of anglers hit the upper reaches of

Graham, 53, picked to lead wildlife unit

By Mike MooreEditor Columbus – Maybe it was a harbinger of things to come when Dave Graham served as master of ceremonies at former DNR Division of Wildlife Chief Steve Gray’s retirement party in March. A few weeks later, Graham, an assistant chief with the DOW, was named to the top spot to replace Gray.

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