Successful Kayak Fishing Class on Beaver Creek
June 7, 2017


Ohio Valley Outdoors Magazine's recent Kayak Fishing Basics class offered a few nice fish caught by participants, along with expert kayak handling and safety instructions from ODNR's NE District Park Naturalist Mike Mainhart. The class was part of the OVO's Outdoor Speaker Series.

Mainhart is also an ODNR Parks and Watercraft Kayak, Canoe and SUP and ACA certified instructor Level 1. Kayaks, paddles and PFDs were provided by the ODNR, Parks and Watercraft division. Students were able to fish from the kayaks. They caught a nice selection of fish, available on Beaver Creek including; channel catfish, sauger, bluegill and smallmouth bass. Richard Frye of Hubbard, OH caught a nice smallmouth bass during the class, on a Jitterbug plug and Richard Boley of Salineville, OH caught a dandy channel catfish on a spinning lure and plastic grub.

The kayaks used for the class were Perfection Swifty 11.5 (feet) models.

Other outdoor-related classes are being planned but details are not complete.

For additional information about the Outdoor Speaker Series call the OVO office at 330-385-2243.


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