Want to find out how and where you can catch Lake Erie’s giant rainbow trout (steelhead) during the winter and spring in local tributary streams and rivers? Interested in learning about steelhead biology? Want to learn more about spinning and fly fishing techniques for steelhead? Want to know if steelhead are safe to consume?
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 Wednesday, February 23, 2011 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 & 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 two locally renowned steelhead fishing experts; Craig Lewis, professional steelhead guide and owner of Erie Outfitters Tackle Shop in Sheffield Lake, and North Olmstead’s Jeff Liskay, professional steelhead guide and regionally known steelhead angling seminar speaker.
Lewis will discuss steelhead fishing tactics and techniques for both spinning and center pin anglers. Liskay will reveal his secrets regarding where, when, and how to catch steelhead in local Ohio Lake Erie tributary streams using fly fishing equipment.
Dave Kelch, Sea Grant Extension Specialist with the Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program, will cover basic steelhead biology and provide an update on the state’s successful steelhead stocking program.
The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 30 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For information on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu .
Dave Kelch, Ohio Sea Grant, Extension Specialist: 440.326.5858, firstname.lastname@example.org .