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ODNR Fish Management at Reservoir

Post Date:02/21/2019 3:55 PM
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Wildlife (ODNR) has planned fish management activities at Findlay Reservoirs #1 and #2 in 2019.

ODNR has a couple special projects planned for 2019, in addition to its normal fish population surveys.

The first of these projects involves tagging yellow perch at Findlay #2. This project will start in March and continue through April. ODNR will be setting multiple nets around the reservoir to catch fish. These nets will be marked with an orange buoy. The fish tags will have phone numbers on them that anglers can call to report any tagged fish that they catch. Signs will be erected at the different access points on the reservoir to inform fisherman that tagged perch are present. This project is designed to help ODNR understand how effective the nets are at catching yellow perch.

The second project is an angler survey project. It is similar to a project ODNR did at both reservoirs in 2014. ODNR will have one of its employees surveying anglers on weekends during April-July as they leave the reservoir. They will also be counting the number of anglers on the reservoir 1-2 times per day. This will involve driving the reservoir dike so that they can get an accurate count. The ODNR employee will be in a marked Division of Wildlife vehicle. Signs with survey card boxes will be installed so that anglers can fill out the cards and mail them back to ODNR.

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