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LAKE ERIE FISHING
Ohio biologists say Lake Erie anglers should have variety of fishing opportunities this year
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:03 AM EDT
State biologists in Ohio say Lake Erie anglers should have a variety of sport fishing opportunities this year.
Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system involving Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Each jurisdiction regulates their catches to meet the quotas and minimize the risk of over-fishing species. Seasonal quotas are determined through a consensus agreement by those jurisdictions through the Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
Biologists caution that factors including water temperature and boat traffic can change lake fishing conditions.