Archive for March 2013

2013 Local Spring Trout Releases

Just a little reminder for our members. Here are the local areas and dates that the ODNR Division of Wildlife will stock rainbow trout. You can find the complete list here.

Lake                          County               Date
Quarry Park                   Marion              Mar 28
Lima Lake                      Allen                Apr 11
Schoonover Lake            Allen                Apr 19
Davis Lake                     Auglaize           Apr 19
Geirtz Lake                    Hancock           May 3

Lieurace Wildlife Expressions

I had been searching for a local taxidermist to do my fish mounts, when I found Lieurace Wildlife Expressions in Lima OH. I caught a bluegill that had all these fluorescent colors and thought that it would make a nice conversational piece to have in the shop. I dropped it off to him this past summer and got it back today.

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I was more than happy with the way it turned out. He hit the colors and picked the perfect driftwood to mount it on.


(this picture doesnt do it any justice but you can see the details in the top 2 pictures)

If your looking to get a fish mounted I would recommend this place. The price is reasonable and the service was great. He kept me informed and called to double check and made sure everything was done the way I wanted. Liked it so much I dropped off two more fish to have done today.

 Submitted by Scott Fuqua


Ottawa River, Lima OH

Got the itch to go out and do some fishing today. I started out by checking out Lima Lake but it was still completely iced over so I decided to try somewhere I haven’t fished since I was a young kid. The temp. was hovering right around 27 degree’s so it made for a frigid day of fishing. Since there has been some talk over in the Ohio Game Fishing forums about catching what is commonly referred to as trash fish, Carp, I got out my little ugly stik fishing pole and made some bread balls and got to fishing. Didn’t halve any luck with the carp but managed to pull in a few bluegill. I then got my new rapalla lure and gave it a go for some rock bass. After about 50 casts or so i managed to get snagged in some overhanging trees and lost my lure. After that I decided to call it a day.







With warmer weather on the way in the next few days I hope to get out and hit it hard in a few of my honey holes.


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