Crews will survey the Portage River to find lampreys

The continuing battle against sea lampreys soon will come to locations in the local area. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey crew will conduct work on the offshore area near the Portage River in Ottawa and Sandusky Counties during August 17-20 to search for the presence of lampreys near…
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Gardner and Redfern host Lake Erie Caucus Algae Forum

Photo from Experimental Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin released by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) State Senator Randy Gardner and Representative Chris Redfern have announced they will host a special meeting of the Lake Erie Legislative Caucus on August 15 to focus on algae problems plaguing the lake…
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Youth fishing opportunity at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Anglers 15 and under can fish on Saturdays in August at the designated Youth Fishing Pond at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. Loaner equipment and bait will be provided, and a Division of Wildlife staff member will be available…
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City of Port Clinton launches water quality information online

On Thursday, August 7, the City of Port Clinton launched a new service on their website, portclinton.com; water quality information. The information includes Microcystin results in the Ottawa County regional water system, a safety threshold chart which informs residents of water and health advisories, and links to information that pertains…
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Patience Pays Off!

Patience is a learned practice, and it can pay off big time if you’re willing to wait things out. This morning I had a perch trip with clients, but I hadn’t been perch fishing in weeks, so I asked a friend who had been out as recently as yesterday where…
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Kids get wild at Winous Point

On Thursday, July 24, the third annual Day on the Wildside was held at America’s oldest hunt club, Winous Point. Day on the Wildside is a one day camp, lasting 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., facilitated by Winous Point Marsh Conservancy, Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District, Ohio Department of Natural Resources…
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