Sunrise/First cast- 7:33 am
Sunset/Last Cast-7:49 pm
Wading to Bluegrass Island isÂ not permitted-maybe later today as the water drops
Weight:Â Â 5/8 oz -3/4 oz
As you can see by the pictures things are incrementally getting better, slowly but surely. White Street andÂ Orleans Park were the two best places to be yesterday.Â We saw a few limits but not a whole lot.Â The waterÂ dropped a few more inches overnight, letting those fish come in and ease into those holes for us to hunt. A lot of the fish that we did see were bright white indicating that they are fresh from the lake. A very good sign that we still have a good run in front of us.
“Spotlight on invasive species”- From the Ohio DNR Website:
The sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) is a predaceous, eel-like fish with smooth, scaleless skin and two fins on its back. The sea lamprey is parasitic; it feeds on other fish, using its suction disk mouth filled with small sharp, rasping teeth and a file-like tongue. These mouthparts are used by the sea lamprey to attach to a fish, puncture its skin, and drain its body fluids. Adults typically range from one foot to two and a half feet in length.
Native to the Atlantic Ocean coasts, sea lampreys are believed to have originally entered the Great Lakes through the Welland Canal in the 1920â€™s. They have contributed to the decline of whitefish and lake trout in the Great Lakes. Since the 1950â€™s, the governments of the United States and Canada have implemented a sea lamprey control program and have had success in reducing the number of non-native lamprey in the lakes, helping the fishery to rebound.
There are three basic and widely used techniques to control the lamprey:
- Application of lampricide in streams to kill the lamprey larvae
- Construction of barriers to stop sea lamprey from going upstream to spawn
- Operation of traps to catch sea lamprey.
- The average female lamprey can produce 100,000 eggs, making it extremely important to control the non-native lampreys before spawning begins.
The sea lamprey is only one of the seven lamprey species currently found in Ohio. The other six are native to Ohioâ€™s waterways and have little to no effect on the sport fish population.
New firearm in stock
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