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Yellow Perch Daily Limit Reduced to 10 from Huron to Fairport Harbor

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A declining population of Lake Erie yellow perch in the central basin has prompted a reduction in the daily limit to 10 from Huron to Fairport Harbor beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

That's from an ODNR press release. If they don't reduce the quotas for commercial fishermen as well, we should all be letting our state representatives know about it. The state really needs to buy them out.
 

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"STOP," the commerical netters and we will have perch. If all anglers stop buying fishing license and protest in Columbus, you see how fast they will get off there butts and do something. I haven't caught a perch in 3 years, while trolling in Fairport.
 

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Having been an Ohio resident and buying a Pennsylvania fishing license for the last 30 years I believe we pay for a “Lake Erie stamp” to pay off the commercial netters. Definitely would do the same for Ohio. Someone can correct me if I am wrong about this.
 

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PA resident here, the Erie stamp funds public access, more for the land based angler, , very few benefits to boaters, originally years ago, it was used to buy out the few commercial permits, now PA sitcks it up your backside to make the steelhead fisherman happy on the streams
 

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Perch numbers on the east end are good. Fished yesterday 2 of us filled a 5 gallon bucket. Fishing was a little slow but not bad. Perch were filled with mostly Gobies.
 

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I've read a few reports of guys on the east end (NY waters) pulling limits of perch.

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I'm with you on writing a letter. finally someone in the powers to be publicly stating numbers are down and reducing the limit. I always thought that if the sport fishing quota changed then the netters qouta would also change.
 

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PA resident here, the Erie stamp funds public access, more for the land based angler, , very few benefits to boaters, originally years ago, it was used to buy out the few commercial permits, now PA sitcks it up your backside to make the steelhead fisherman happy on the streams
I agree. Not much for us boaters. Give me a call sometime
 

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Kindly keep political comments to yourselves.
Thank you.
 
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