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Lake Erie Steelhead Management Plan Released

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released the Management Plan for Lake Erie Steelhead for 2016-2025. A copy of the plan can be found here. For the NYSDEC website, click here.
 
Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders Meeting, January 26
The Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders (OCBS) will have their next meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Firehouse Grille and Pub, 2768 Stark Dr, Willoughby, OH 44094.
Fly Fishing Film Tour, February 25
Tickets are available for the Fly Fishing Film Tour movie night on Saturday, February 25th. Please click here for more information on the event and to buy your tickets.
Perch and Walleye Limits Set, December 1
Effective December 1, the daily limit for walleye in Lake Erie is 6 and the daily limit for perch is 30. The daily limits will remain in effect until April 30, 2017 or until the Executive Director establishes new daily limits.

For more information, please see the Regulations page.
Monthly Fly Tying Classes at FishUSA Starting January 2017

FishUSA will be holding monthly fly tying classes starting in January 2017 for both beginner and advanced fly tiers. All classes are held on either the first Tuesday of the month (Beginners) or the third Thursday (Advanced), except for the July Beginners class, which will take place on Wednesday, July 5. All classes are 2 hours long, lasting from 6-8 PM each evening. Classes are limited to 12 seats and a flat registration fee of $10 for 12 classes is required. To register, please contact FishUSA or visit our Pro Shop, 6960 West Ridge Road, Fairview, PA 16415.


The following are the dates and species for the classes. 
 
 January - Steelhead

 Beginner - January 3 

 Advanced - January 19               
 February - Steelhead

 Beginner - February 7

 Advanced - February 16               
 March - Trout

 Beginner - March 7

 Advanced - March 16
 April - Trout

 Beginner - April 4        
  
 Advanced - April 20
 May - Trout

 Beginner - May 2

 Advanced - May 18
 June - Bass

 Beginner - June 6

 Advanced - June 15
 July - Bass

 Beginner - July 5 (Wed.)

 Advanced - July 20
 August - Carp & Panfish
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 Beginner - August 1

 Advanced - August 17
 September - Musky

 Beginner - September 5

 Advanced - September 21
 October - Steelhead Streamer

 Beginner - October 3

 Advanced - October 19
 November - Steelhead

 Beginner - November 7

 Advanced - November 16
 December - Steelhead

 Beginner - December 5

 Advanced - December 21

 
Trout and Salmon Now in Season
On September 6, the size limit for trout and salmon on Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay increased to 15", with the daily limit dropping to 3 combined fish (only 2 of which can be lake trout).

For more information, please see the Regulations page.