Habitat Restoration Boosts Fishing Opportunities

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Wayne National Forest is once again a favorite destination among anglers because of a fisheries enhancement program supported by Wildlife Forever. The project was designed to improve recreational fishing opportunities in the forest, and improving water quality was the first step. A group of dedicated volunteers cleaned trash from seven of the forest’s fishing ponds. Then, grass carp were released into two of the ponds to control excessive weed growth. Next, 50 directional and identification signs were installed to guide anglers to designated fishing areas. Finally, catfish, a favorite among anglers in southeastern Ohio, were stocked in several of the ponds.