Staff report, thepennews.com
OHIO—Results from the 2014 Ohio Division of Wildlife bottom trawl survey on Lake Erie showed an average walleye hatch and a good perch hatch.
Results from Ohio’s waters of the western basin indicate that this year’s walleye hatch is similar to the average hatches of 2001, 2007, and 2010. Ohio’s bottom trawls caught around 20 walleye per hectare in 2014, slightly below the long-term average of 26 walleye per hectare, and the best since 2007. Average hatches from three of the past eight years has resulted in a broad range of walleye ages and sizes that make up the Lake Erie walleye population.