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​March 1870 – "Ho everybody that fisheth! Come unto the waters about Kelley's Island and shake your fish lines. The bass are now biting like 'all possessed.' One boat caught yesterday alone 101 fish, 95 bass and six of other varieties. The fish were not all fastidious as to bait; pork rind and minnows alike seeming to satisfy their appetites." From the book Kelleys Island 1866-1871, The Lodge, Suffrage & Baseball, available in the Gift Shop​

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tory-gabriel.jpg​​Since this year our displays will feature sport fishing and ice fishing, our Annual Meeting guest speaker will be Tory Gabriel, from Sea Grant/OSU who will talk about The History of Lake Erie Fishing. He is part of the research teams studying Lake Erie and will have current information to share as well.

 A little about MR. TORY A. GABRIEL - Tony is the Extension Educator with the Ohio Sea Grant Program, The Ohio State University. He has worked  Stone Lab as a Biological Field Station Assistant. He grew up in Lancaster, OH (just south of Columbus) and graduated from Bloom-Carroll High School. His field of research is Applied Fisheries & Life Science Education. His favorite thing about Stone Lab is that "the classes are inherently hands-on and field oriented, so they're a blast. Students can't help1997 6 9 Roy Erne ice fishing.jpg but be motivated and learn about the unique ecosystem around them."​

And try your hand at Ice Fishing (without the ice) in our new interactive display. 

​This is Roy Erne showing off his stringer of fish.

May 10-16 2015 is Ohio Non Profit Appreciation Week



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