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Lake Erie is very much alive in 2021

Fifty years is but a blip on the timeline of our planet, but it is more than enough time for one of Earth’s most remarkable comeback stories to come to full flower. Once considered dead, Lake Erie today is very much alive with teeming populations of popular game fish that attract ...

Mistakes happen in fishing, learn to limit them

Unless your weekend plans include a trip to enjoy fantastic Lake Erie walleye action, most Northeast Ohio anglers face a few more of the tough-fishing dog days of August. The dog days are a time for extra sharp focus by anglers who do chose to hit the water even though the fishing is tough ...

Anglers rejoice as normalcy returns

Normal. Everybody wants it. We love normal. The COVID pandemic disrupted our routines in 2020 and taught us to appreciate every gain we make on the return trip to normal. Anglers want normal, too. It’s good when we go to the lake and find everything the way we expect it to be. When ...

Early-morning fishing makes for a great reunion

For many, 6:30 in the morning is too early for anything other than coffee and a glance at the headlines. But for two anglers earlier this week, 6:30 was the beginning of a day on a lake and the opportunity to catch up on the 50 years that have passed since they graduated from high school. ...

Column: All good things come to an end

I remember the first time I heard the word “guardian.” It was probably around the time I registered for kindergarten, and my dad informed me that he was my “guardian.” He also liked to say the above quote when it was time to end a vacation or go back to school or get me to do other ...

Accurate casting mandatory around boat docks

Boat docks attract fishermen like flowers attract bees, but the dock-angler relationship isn’t always a match made in heaven. A variety of species of fish are genetically inclined to seek overhead cover. Boat docks certainly score high in that category, which makes them prime real estate ...