They contend that the only way the lake will meet federally mandated water quality standards is to add enforceable rules limiting two main sources of the phosphorus that feeds the algae – chemical fertilizers used on fields, and livestock manure.
The state intends to establish a plan to reduce runoff that’s feeding the algae outbreaks by limiting how much of the pollution is allowed to flow into the lake’s western end.
At the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo’s State of Lake Erie session last month, based on the information that was presented, it’s an exciting time to be a walleye fisherman.
The state has 23 sites so far where it wants to restore or create new wetlands, which slow down runoff from farm fields while also filtering and capturing the phosphorus from fertilizers that feed the algae.
Council approved the use of three lines per person while fishing on Ohio’s portion of Lake Erie, including areas immediately upstream in creeks, rivers and tributaries, as well as the western and eastern units of Ohio River. Regulations allow a person to fish with up to two lines in the remainder of the state.
While local populations off New York’s shoreline have been increasing, the real kicker to our walleye population numbers is the migrating schools of fish that show up every year from the Western Basin of the lake. As many as 10 percent of the lake’s Western Basin walleye will take a trip from Ohio to the western reaches of the lake – as far as Buffalo.
Designation of newest Ohio water trail: ODNR offers kayak float opportunity from PIB to Gibraltar Island
Put-In-Bay, Ohio — If you ever had an interest in kayaking, especially on Lake Erie, there is a good opportunity coming up from the Ohio DNR. The ODNR invites the public to Oak Point State Park on South Bass Island to attend the designation of Ohio’s newest state water trail on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. The Lake Erie…
After a decades-old roller-coaster ride with the walleye population, the number caught in the U.S. waters of Lake Erie increased from nearly 417,000 in 2011 to almost 2 million in 2018.
Researchers are expecting that record-setting rains in Ohio and neighboring states in recent months will fuel a large mass of algae on the lake.
Also setting a new mark was Lake St. Clair, which is part of the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Erie.
High water on Lake Erie a bit of a “downer,” but these masses of mayflies are a delicacy for the walleyes to savor.
One of the best things about being an outdoor writer is that you have an opportunity to fish with a wide variety of angling professionals, be it of the charter captain or guide variety or people who could be captains or guides but won’t or can’t for several reasons. Seeing how they approach any given situation is an educational lesson…
Tidelike motion is continuing to flow in, changing the landscape along the shoreline in Erie County in ways not seen since the mid-1980s, when the water levels of Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes were last at such high levels.
The late Steve Person, a regular on an annual fishing trip with friends on Lake Erie, held up a nice walleye on a past trip. (Photo by Tim Failor)I just arrived home from a fishing trip out of Port Clinton, Ohio, which promotes itself as the walleye capital of the world. From what I’ve seen after every visit, I cannot…
An earthquake struck at 10:31 a.m. June 10, only about one-half mile off the Lake County, Ohio, shoreline and at a depth of about three miles underneath Lake Erie, a figure geologists consider as being shallow. The 4.2-magnitude event shook such nearby communities as Euclid, Wickliffe, Mentor, and Eastlake, though local police departments did not report any damage. Agencies did…
Ohio Power Siting Board meeting Wednesday on proposal.
The bloom’s size will ultimately depend on rainfall amounts from now through early summer.
Remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade is bringing welcome relief to shippers and marina owners, but causing flooding and heavy erosion in some areas.
Walleye angler harvest rates set records in 2018, and numerous large hatches point to a bright future.
Forty-six people were rescued, including two fishermen who were hoisted by helicopter and medically examined. It ended up that no one was injured, authorities said.
Lake Superior was 94 percent ice covered as of Friday, marking first time the largest of the Great Lakes had more than 90 percent coverage in four years. But warmer temperatures in the coming days will start to bring on a great melt.
A crew from the University of Toledo working with the U.S. Geological Survey found the larvae during sampling last June in the Maumee River, a Lake Erie tributary.
A week of sub-freezing temperatures – and a deep freeze due – were expected to rescue the ice fishing season.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife’s results from the 2018 survey indicate that young-of-the-year walleye catch rates were the highest recorded in the past 20 years of the central basin trawl survey.
Will allow a year-round open season for black bass in the Lake Erie sport fishing district.
Author took a summer excursion to the island winery on Ohio’s Jet Express.