Moss on the Rock
Perch Population Decreasing
Although the sport angler limit of 30 perch per angler west of Huron remains the same, the decline of perch in Lake Erie has officials concerned. This year, the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission addressed the issue by slashing commercial harvest in the Central basin by 70% and by 20% in the Eastern basin. The state cut sport angler limits by two-thirds from 30 fish to 10 between the Huron River and Fairport Harbor. There are several factors for the population crash, with the biggest by far being poor spawns. Six of the last eight hatches in the Central Basin have been poor and when there is a string of poor hatches, you end up without many year classes and without many fish. The issue for bait and tackles, fishing charters, and the other businesses that depend on the yellow perch bite to make ends meet is that even if the 2021 hatch is a good one, the fish wouldn’t be ready to catch for two to three years.
Island Airlines Historic Walkway
The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation is selling personalized bricks to help support their Ford Tri-Motor restoration project. All brick orders placed by May 15th are guaranteed 2021 placement in the “Island Airlines Historic Walkway” located at Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, OH.
One hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to purchase materials needed for the aircraft. More information and links to order can be found on our website: www.RestoreTheFord.org
Dates for 2021 Ford Tri-Motor Rides
The Ford Tri-Motor will be offering rides again in 2021. Dates are July 16th to 18th at the Put-in-Bay Airport, September 3rd to 6th and October 1st to 3rd at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton.
Adult Tickets are $77, walk-up rate, or $72 if purchased in advance online. Child Tickets are $52, walk-up or advance. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.flytheford.org.
Coronavirus Relief Funding
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $30 million to Ohio airports to provide economic relief from COVID-19. The Airport Coronavirus Relief Program was created through the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief package within the end-of-year spending agreement. The Put-in-Bay Port Authority received grants of $9,000 for each of its three airports on South Bass, Middle Bass and North Bass Island. Kelleys Island’s airport also received $9,000.
2021 Put-in-Bay EMS Taco Fundraiser
On Sunday, May 2nd, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Put-in-Bay WMS will be holding a Taco Fundraiser behind the PIB Town Hall in the parking lot. Please join for a drive thru-style lunch. Donations are appreciated and will be used to purchase new equipment.
Reel Fine Wine Tasting
The Bar will host one of its “don’t miss events,” a Reel Fine Wine Tasting Dinner, on Tuesday, June 1st, at 6:30 p.m. This time, the dinner will feature rare finds from South America. Guest Chef Galvin will prepare gourmet pairings for five fine wines. The event is by reservation only with limited seating. Call 419-285-1318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservations now! This event usually sells out, so reserve now!
The Lake Erie Island Men’s League will have a season this year. There are six teams showing an interest in playing. State covid guidelines will be followed. The first pitch is scheduled for Sunday, June 6th and the time is to be determined.
13 Ghosts of Put-in-Bay
Something that will be new for this year is an event that William G. Krejci and Viktoriya Zakharova, partners in the Haunted Put-in-Bay Ghost Walk, have put together. It’s called The 13 Ghosts of Put-in-Bay. Bill and Viktoriya are both looking forward to starting The 13 Ghosts of Put-in-Bay this coming Memorial Day weekend. For more information, go to PIB Ghost Walk on Facebook. There is also information in the upcoming events on Page 11.
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