Monthly Fishing Articles and Information
What's the Hatch this Year?
Survey crews from the Division of Wildlife's two Lake Erie fish research stations annually evaluate hatches of walleye and yellow perch to help answer one of anglers' most common questions: "What's the hatch this year?"
Getting to Know Ohio Anglers
An Internet-based survey conducted during 2011 gathered angler's opinions about fishing in Ohio, which assists the division in improving fisheries in Ohio.
Meet You Downstream!
Take a quick tutorial on everything you need to know about steelhead fishing equipment and techniques. From less-specialized to advanced fishing, there's a little something to suit every steelheading case.
Lake Erie Perch Fishing Tips and Tricks
Late summer and fall traditionally provide the best perch fishing of the year on Lake Erie. Check out some tips and tricks for your ticket to fishing success.
Goby or Not a Goby? That is the Question!
Imagine you are fishing an inland stream for smallmouth bass when you reel in a small brown fish that looks just like a round goby... what do you do? Don't panic! You might actually have another stream fish that closely resembles a goby - the harmless sculpin.
Helping Anglers Find Ohio River Boat Access Sites
The Ohio River is a tremendous recreational fishery; however, its sheer size can make finding a place to launch your boat and fish a daunting task. To help anglers find suitable public boat access on the Ohio River, a new fishing and boating access page has been developed!
Mistaken for a Snakehead: The Bowfin Story
While there has not yet been a confirmed sighting of the invasive snakehead fish in Ohio, the harmless bowfin is often confused with this destructive species. Before you go fishing this season, make sure you know the difference!