Ice Fishing Discouraged At Highlandtown Lake During Winter Of 2010-2011
SALINEVILLE, OH - The Ohio Division of Wildlife highly discourages anglers from ice fishing at Highlandtown Lake in Columbiana County during the winter of 2010 through the end of ice fishing season in 2011. The lake is being lowered five feet to allow for repair work on the dam.
“Since the water is now being lowered, the ice that has formed on the lake will likely be quite thin and not sufficient to support the weight of most anglers, explained Phil Hillman, fish management supervisor in northeast Ohio. “Even if the ice were thick enough, there would still potentially be a large open space between the ice and the water, which would never be safe for foot traffic,” noted Hillman.
Anglers may call the Wildlife District Office in Akron at (330) 644-2293 for more information.