Recreational Fishing Threatened in Lake Erie Basin
Send a message to your state Senator to protect Ohio’s fishing heritage
Your state senator is about to cast a decisive vote – a vote that could hurt walleye, steelhead trout, smallmouth bass and other important sportfish and wildlife in Ohio's Lake Erie watershed.
Legislation is currently in front of the Ohio state Senate that threatens Ohio's waterways, sportfish and your rights as an angler and citizen. If passed, HB 473 could:
- • Allow large-scale water withdrawals that would destroy critical spawning habitat for popular
sportfishing like walleye, steelhead trout and smallmouth bass.
- • Reduce stream flows, risking toxic algae blooms and increased pollutants that already plague
- • Eliminate your right as an angler to challenge water withdrawals that threaten the sport you love.
Take Action Today!
The Ohio Senate is expected to vote on this harmful legislation early next week, making it important that your state Senator hears from you today! Fill out the form below to send a message to your Senator asking that they oppose HB 473 and protect Ohio's sportfishing heritage.