Anglers encouraged to participate in online fishing survey


COLUMBUS – Anglers are being asked to participate in a new online survey that will be delivered this spring. Approximately 25,000 randomly selected Ohio Fishing License holders will receive an email invitation from The Ohio State University requesting their participation in the survey that covers fishing-related topics, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Many people frequently ask ODNR Division of Wildlife employees and legislators about how many anglers fish in Lake Erie. This survey is aimed at answering that question, as well as understanding how Ohio’s licensed anglers utilize other resources managed by the ODNR Division of Wildlife.

Anglers that have recently fished Lake Erie will be asked a series of questions about walleye, yellow perch or black bass fishing to help determine what characteristics of these fisheries determine successful fishing trips. Fisheries biologists will use this information to determine management strategies for these important fisheries.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife routinely partners with The Ohio State University to conduct research about Ohio’s fisheries. The results will help the division understand aquatic resource utilization patterns of Ohio’s anglers across the state.

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