During 2012, a cooperative angler survey will focus on fishing effort on the Ohio River. The survey will gather information about the quantity and species of fish that are caught and harvested from the river.
The angler survey is being conducted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR).
Surveys began on March 18 and will continue through Oct. 20. Creel clerks will be stationed at various fishing areas and boat ramps on both sides of the Ohio River from the Ohio-Indiana state border to the New Cumberland Lock and Dam.
Anglers that encounter a creel clerk will be asked a series of questions relating to their current and previous fishing trips, fishing habits and their attitudes and opinions about issues affecting Ohio River fisheries. The interview will take approximately five minutes, and anglers are encouraged to participate in this survey to provide information needed to enhance fishing opportunities.
Fisheries in the Ohio River along the Ohio border are managed cooperatively through agreements between Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.
source: Ohio Department of Natural Resources