Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Farm Bill clears first hurdle in House

Senate shoots for passage this year By Tim SpielmanContributing Writer Washington – Members of the U.S. House renewed hope that a Farm Bill, which includes a number of conservation programs, might be renewed for another

Voinovich vows ‘second battle of Lake Erie’

Lawmaker gets behind ballast legislation By Thomas J. SheeranAssociated Press Writer Cleveland – Lawmakers promised bipartisan cooperation in late July for a push for stricter rules to combat an influx of invasive species, including the

Court values for most all species go up with signing

By Mike Moore Editor Columbus – A proposal that could potentially increase the amount of fines poachers pay for illegally killing trophy deer passed one house of the Ohio General Assembly before summer recess. The

Erie walleye, perch hatch shows promise

By Dave GolowenskiContributing Writer Sandusky, Ohio – For the last few years, Lake Erie fishery biologists have been looking for reinforcements to bolster the yellow perch and walleye stocks. Maybe – just maybe – they

Overbags, fish sales nets 275 charges

By Mike MooreEditor Toledo, Ohio – Investigations into illegal fishing during the annual walleye run in northwest Ohio landed a group of friends who were exceeding their limit of walleye day after day, state wildlife

Channel catfish bite is on at lakes in all regions

Central Region Deer Creek Lake (Fayette, Madison, and Pickaway counties) – This 1,287-acre lake southwest of Columbus provides good largemouth bass and crappie fishing.  Fish shoreline cover for largemouth bass; creature baits, tubes and crankbaits

Lake Erie fishing big tourism boost

By Mike MooreEditor Port Clinton, Ohio – Above average walleye fishing on Lake Erie over the past several years has undoubtedly been a big part of the tourist draw to the region. So say some

Tighter restrictions pass for Erie netters

From StaffWire Reports Columbus – As was expected, a vote on new legislation to regulate Ohio’s commercial fishing industry came down to the final day of the legislative session for state lawmakers. But unlike a

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