GOVERNOR PROMOTES LAKE ERIE SPORT FISHING AT ANNUAL FISH OHIO DAY |
CLEVELAND, OH -- Governor Bob Taft took rod and reel in hand today,
fishing for yellow perch in Lake Erie as part of the annual Governor's Fish
Ohio Day celebration. The Governor joined a group of 30, including members
of the press and state wildlife officials to promote Lake Erie fishing.
Fishing from Wildwood Marina at Cleveland Lakefront State Park, the
group caught nearly 90 fish - with the Governor catching nine yellow perch.
"Lake Erie is among the nation's finest fishing destinations for
walleye, smallmouth bass and yellow perch," said Taft, who is also chairman
of the Council of Great Lakes Governors. "While we enjoy some of the finest
fishing today all across our 262-mile Lake Erie coast, the Ohio Department
of Natural Resources is working hard to ensure that our Lake Erie fishing
will be preserved for the future."