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Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Understand suitable habitat for spawning sauger

Sauger migrate upstream in late-winter to find suitable habitat for spawning. An obstacle, like a dam, often marks the end of their journey. (Photo by John Tertuliani)

Warmer temperatures jumpstarted the 2024 sauger and walleye migration in Ohio, turning the engine over in early February. The catching got more serious in March. Anglers started finding the numbers – the tantalizing numbers they expected from a pre-spawn pot of gold.
Those numbers occur more predictably below an obstruction such as a dam. This is not the only place for sauger to gather, but a good one.

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