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GLIN==> Steelhead Seminar

March 03, 2002

From: Dave Kelch, District Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant (440/326-5851) kelch.3@osu.edu
To: News Media Contacts
Subject: Lake Erie Steelhead Seminar

For Immediate Release

Lake Erie Steelhead Trout Angling Seminar Scheduled For March 11 at Bay Village Nature & Science Center

Want to find out HOW and WHERE you can catch Lake Erie’s giant rainbow trout (steelhead) RIGHT NOW in local tributary streams and rivers? Interested in learning about steelhead biology, including spring, fall and winter spawning runs? Want to learn more about spinning and fly fishing techniques for steelhead? Want to know more about the fish consumption advisory for steelhead trout you catch from Lake Erie tributary streams and rivers?
            Learn all of this and more during Ohio Sea Grant’s Steelhead Trout Fishing Seminar to be held in Bay Village at the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road. Scheduled for MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002 from 7 P.M. 9:30 P.M., the seminar is co-sponsored by the Ohio State University’s Sea Grant College Program and The Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Pre-registration and payment of $5.00 per person (to help support the Nature and Science Center) will be necessary to guarantee seating.

Seating will be limited
, and registration at the door will be accepted only if seating is available. Call the Nature and Science Center at 440/871-2900 for more information and details regarding registration and pre-payment for this seminar.
The seminar will feature Dave Kelch, District Specialist with the Ohio State University’s Sea Grant Extension Program, George Vosmik, noted local fly fishing and fly tying educator and steelhead expert, and local steelhead stream fishing expert Jim Craig.
Kelch will teach participants the basics about steelhead trout biology, why trout are stocked into Ohio’s Lake Erie tributary streams, and will give an overview and update of this extremely successful Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife program. He will also explain the facts behind the current fish consumption advisory for Lake Erie fish with respect to Lake Erie steelhead trout.
George Vosmik, noted fly fishing and fly tying instructor from Rocky River, will discuss fly fishing tactics, techniques and gear for catching trophy steelhead trout.
Jim Craig of Grafton, a local steelhead fishing expert, will reveal his secrets regarding where, when and how to catch steelhead in local Ohio Lake Erie tributary streams using spinning gear with live bait, trout/salmon egg spawn bags and artificial lures.
Although steelhead trout have been entering streams since late fall, the majority of Lake Erie’s steelhead are spring spawners. With March being the peak month, this angling seminar is right on schedule to provide anglers with information to take advantage of this excellent fishery.