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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Doug Clifford

Hooked on Fishing event draws in nearly 200 kids in Ohio

The only thing more prevalent than sunshine on Saturday, June 15, at the Perry County Gun Club Lake was kids catching catfish at the sixth annual Perry County Sheriff’s Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) angling event.
With largemouth bass and numerous bluegills also being landed by the 193 young anglers in attendance, the day was a complete success from the catching to the eating with a free hot dog lunch prepared by Perry County Sheriff (Chef) William R. Barker.

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Governor celebrates Inland Fish Ohio with zeal

Fishing with the current governor at Lake Erie on Fish Ohio Day is a longstanding summer tradition for Ohio Division of Wildlife (DOW) personnel, members of the media, and invited guests. At the “walleye capital of the world,” the primary target fish for the day is the abundant walleyes that call our great lake home.
However, Gov. Mike DeWine’s passion for the outdoors led him to institute a second day dedicated to angling in Ohio.

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Youth fishing derby returning to Perry County in Ohio this June

On Saturday, June 15, one of the most fun days this side of a disappearing bobber will return to Perry County, Ohio, when the sixth annual Hooked on Fishing … Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) Youth Fishing Derby takes place at the Perry County Gun Club Lake. The lake is located at 4957 Township Road 149 New Lexington.

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Commentary: Fishing Expo in Ohio a chance to mingle with like-minded anglers

When February rolls into Columbus, Ohio, so does the National Fishing Expo. Buck-eye State anglers descend upon the Bricker Building on the Ohio State Fairgrounds in search of great deals on everything from baits to boats.
My role in this piscatorial pilgrimage is manning the Ohio Outdoor News booth to procure new subscribers and accept extended subscriptions from our readers.

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Ohio Division of Wildlife launches new ‘Fishing Tournament System’

“We do have a story we’d like to share with the public, now that you ask.” 
That comment originated from a question cast at Scott Hale during the annual Division of Wildlife’s dinner held at the governor’s residence in September. Hale is the executive administrator of fish management and research at the Division of Wildlife (DOW) in the Ohio DNR (ODNR). The topic Hale had in mind concerned the newly formed Fishing Tournament System (FTS) now in operation for all tournaments being conducted at ODNR ramps and lakes.

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Commentary: Women in the fishing world a worthy cause to pursue

From community youth fishing events to statewide junior bass fishing tournaments to Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs events to Pathways to Fishing programs, there is no shortage of efforts to introduce young people to sport fishing.
However, an experience I had on a recent fishing trip to Lake Erie opened my eyes to an introductory angling avenue that should be seeing more traffic.

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Junior anglers from Ohio make it a summer’s worth of titles

Most weekend tournament anglers compete for a lifetime without taking home a state or national title.
However, two friends joined the Perry County Junior Renegades club this spring and collected not just one, but three titles versus the best young anglers across Ohio and the nation before summer ever reached August. The two boys attend different schools, but share a love for bass fishing that has resulted in an unforgettable summer.

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Former junior anglers from Ohio on different, successful paths

In late June, two young men from Ohio competed in different bass tournaments sponsored by the same organization on the same lake in New York. One was fishing a professional circuit while the other was representing his school colors in a collegiate event. While neither angler came away with first place honors, both had excellent tournaments.
Eddie Levin, of Westerville, and Kobe Thompson, of Crooksville, fished Lake Champlain in their respective tournaments.

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Youth fishing event in Ohio honors late Arbogast Lure Co. leader

On a sunny day during an otherwise rainy week, The Fishing Foundation hosted a youth fishing event at Division of Wildlife District Three Headquarters in Akron. Three ponds at District Three headquarters that are designated for young people 15 and younger had 35 kids from the Boys and Girl Clubs of Northeast Ohio catching sunfish, bluegills, bass, and channel catfish.

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