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OVO to Host Smallmouth Bass Fishing Class
June 20, 2017

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The Ohio Valley Outdoors magazine Outdoor Speaker Series continues with the addition of a Smallmouth Bass Fishing Class at 6 p.m. on July 18 at Beaver Creek State Park. Local bass fishing expert Austin Dunlap will teach the class. Dunlap, of East Liverpool, OH, is a Tackle Shop Specialist at Field & Stream in Cranberry Township, PA. He's also one of the top local bass tournament fisherman in the Ohio Valley.

The Smallmouth Bass Fishing Class will cover rods, reels, equipment, all types of bait, techniques, finding fish, access points on Little Beaver Creek and more. Dunlap will also offer tips on fishing the creek from a kayak and bass fishing on the Ohio River.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources NE District Park Naturalist Mike Mainhart will also be on hand during the class and will offer information on natural bait and aquatic life within Middle Beaver Creek, which is one of Ohio's premier scenic and fishing streams. Mainhart is also a ODNR Parks and Watercraft Kayak, Canoe and SUP and ACA certified instructor Level 1.

The class will be held near the bridge in the main part of Beaver Creek State Park, just below the park office and Gaston's Mill and Pioneer Village, at 12021 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, OH 43920.

The class is free, but pre-registration is required by July 14. Call the OVO office at 330-385-2243 to register. Subscribers to Ohio Valley Outdoors magazine who pre-register and attend the class will receive a special gift bag.

Other classes in the works include: Fly Fishing Basics, Fly Tying, Kayak Fishing Basics and Catfishing Basics. Details will be announced soon. Some of the classes are free, some will require a fee to participate.

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