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O.C.B.S. Women's Steelhead Clinic

Discussion in 'Steelhead Talk' started by saintmathew, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Women’s Steelhead Fishing Clinic
    Ohio Sea Grant to host November/December at Bay Village
    Kelly Riesen

    Kelly Riesen, Fisheries Extension Program Coordinator, Ohio Sea Grant, is on a mission to get the ladies interested and participating in Ohio's steelhead fishing. Kelly participated in a survey sponsored by OCBS and many other clubs to determine the success the Ohio steelhead program. The survey results we astounding. Click here to see D'Arcy Egan, Plain Dealer write up.
    Kelly went on site on the Ohio's rivers interviewing fisherman and passed out questioners for several weeks and noticed while doing the survey only a hand full of women were fishing steelhead. Kelly is taking the first of many steps to follow, to get more women on the rivers. She knows her journey will not be an easy one, but is convinced women can and will catch as many fish as the guys.

    If you are not able to attend this clinic, don't worry, there will be others to follow.


    Women’s Steelhead Fishing Clinic

    Ohio Sea Grant to host November/December at Bay Village

    Ladies, do you want to take up a new hobby this winter? Want to find out how you can hook into a trophy steelhead trout in northeast Ohio? Do you want to learn in a relaxed and un-intimidating environment?

    If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, then this clinic is for you! Ohio Sea Grant will be hosting a women’s steelhead fishing clinic to be held in Bay Village at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road. This is a progressive clinic and the date of our first meeting will be Tuesday November 9 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P. M. Subsequent meetings, each with a different topic, will be held on November 10, 16, and 17 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. On Saturday, November 20, there will be an on-river seminar from 8 A.M. to 1 P.M, location is to be announced. This event is co-sponsored by Ohio Sea Grant and the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Pre-registration and payment of $10.00 (to help support the Nature and Science Center) is mandatory to guarantee a spot!

    This clinic will feature various local steelhead fishing experts, including David Kelch, Ohio Sea Grant, Wael Dardir and John Marics of Mentor, and Jim Craig of Grafton. Topics to be covered in classroom sessions include biology of the steelhead and stocking programs by the Ohio DNR, fish consumption advisories regarding steelhead trout, gearing up for river fishing, cost and selection of fishing equipment, locating fish in northeast Ohio waters, and tactics and techniques for catching steelhead trout.

    Spots are limited, so please pre-register and pay by calling The Lake Erie Nature and Science Center (440) 871-2900. You can also call Kelly Riesen, Ohio Sea Grant (440) 808-5627 for more information and details regarding registration and pre-payment for this clinic.