Here's the info gang. If anyone goes, please give us a report. LAKE ERIE UPDATE AND WALLEYE ANGLING SEMINAR SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 19, 2005 AT THE LAKE ERIE NATURE AND SCIENCE CENTER Summer is almost here and it's time to put the boats back in the water or book your charters for walleye fishing! Want to find out how, when and where to catch Lake Erie walleye, including the central basin and island regions? Learn all of this and more during Ohio Sea Grant's Lake Erie Update and Walleye Angling Seminar to be held at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, Ohio. Scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2005 from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., the seminar is co-sponsored by the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Seating is limited, with pre-registration and payment of $5 per person (to help support the nature center) necessary to guarantee seating. Registration at the door will be accepted only if seating is available. Call the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center at (440) 871-2900 for more information and to register for this seminar. The seminar will feature Steve "Freebyrd" Carlson, noted Lake Erie tournament fisherman, and Fred Snyder, Dave Kelch and Kelly Riesen, Ohio State University Extension Specialists with the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Tournament Angler Steve Carlson will discuss Central Basin trolling techniques with the goal of helping weekend anglers put more fish in the boat this summer. Carlson has applied his knowledge of trolling successfully with his FreeByrd Fishing Team taking 11 Top Ten finishes in Lake Erie walleye tournaments since 2002. Fred Snyder, District Specialist with Ohio Sea Grant, will reveal his secrets for drifting and casting for Lake Erie walleye. Snyder, a Lake Erie fisheries specialist, has been fishing the lake for over 30 years. Dave Kelch, Extension Specialist with Ohio Sea Grant, will tell participants about what's been happening with Lake Erie's walleye fishery, including catch rates, population size and spawning success and the angling forecast for 2005. He will also provide information about contaminants in popular Lake Erie game fish. Kelly Riesen, Fisheries Extension Program Coordinator with Ohio Sea Grant, will teach participants proper release techniques for sub-legal walleye. Anglers can experience some excellent walleye fishing RIGHT NOW if they know where to go and how to fish for them! This seminar can provide the answers to your questions and help anglers fill the coolers before summer arrives.