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Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Mike Moore

Lima Lake in Ohio’s Allen County is small, but packs a punch for anglers

The smallest of the four reservoirs located within the city of Lima in northwest Ohio might just well be the best fishing prospect among the quartet.
Lima Lake covers just 88 acres in size, but this upground is quite productive when it comes producing fish despite its stature, said Bryan Kinter, a fisheries biologist for the ODNR Division of Wildlife in Findlay.

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Ohio Insider: The rebirth of the Cuyahoga River is a remarkable story

A lot has been happening in the Ohio outdoor world over the past two weeks. If you would, please indulge me in sharing a few items of importance.
The story of the rebirth of sorts of the Cuyahoga is remarkable. From the time the Division of Wildlife decided last year that steelhead would be stocked into the river, the angling public has been looking forward to it with great intrigue. If the Cuyahoga turns out to be as hospitable to these fish as the other rivers in the steelhead program, it will be a great success story for the fishery.

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Ohio in middle of two-year study on turkey nesting

Ohio is nearly smack in the middle of a two-year research project with several other states to study nesting habits of turkeys.
In addition to turkey brood surveys that are conducted annually, the ODNR Division of Wildlife is studying the nesting and survival of hen turkeys in eastern Ohio in collaboration with researchers in Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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Burr Oak Lake offers one of Ohio’s best bass fisheries

If in the cool of the spring you find yourself looking for a small, quiet spot to wet a line, you could do worse than making a trip to Burr Oak Lake.
The 628-acre reservoir built in 1952 sits in a picturesque setting among the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio. The quiet comes from very little pressure from recreational boaters and anglers alike.

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Ohio Insider: If we’re going to ban fishing technology, where does it stop?

The state of Wisconsin is the first to officially ask the question that has been on the minds of anglers for the past decade.
The question, asked in a recent survey to Wisconsin’s sporting community, is if forward-facing sonar/livescope should be outlawed in that state ostensibly to prevent the technology from limiting fish populations.

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A quick chat with Scott Kovarovics of the Izaak Walton League

Scott Kovarovics, executive director of the Izaak Walton League of America, has been with the conservation organization for nearly two decades.
Kovarovics, 54, came to the IWLA in 2008 in the position of conservation director, leading public policy and advocacy work. He was named executive director of the organization in 2013. His prior experience before joining Izaak Walton focused on public land management and natural resource issues.

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Steelhead stocked for first time in Ohio’s Cuyahoga River after cleanup efforts

The Cuyahoga River, once the poster child for polluted waterways in the U.S., is no longer prone to catching fire.
Unless, that is, with anglers. The urban Cleveland river, perhaps most famous up until now for being so polluted that it caught fire in the late 1960s, has been cleaned up to the point that it was recently stocked with steelhead for the first time.

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Giant blue catfish becomes an official record in Ohio

Jaylynn Parker’s 101.11-pound blue catfish has officially become the new Ohio state record for the species.
Parker, 15, of New Richmond, caught the blue catfish on April 7 on Twelve Mile Creek, a tributary of the Ohio River. The fish was legally caught on a jug line.
The new record was certified on April 27 by a vote of the Outdoor Writers of Ohio (OWO) members present at the organization’s annual business meeting at Shawnee State Park lodge. Sixteen OWO members voted on the certification of the new record. The vote was 11-5 in favor of certifying Ms. Parker’s catch.

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