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2020 walleye hatch is even bigger than last year; perch excellent too

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The 2020 walleye and yellow perch hatches in the western basin of Lake Erie this year are both above average, continuing an exceptional fishing era, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The 2020 August walleye hatch index was 48 per hectare, the eighth highest on record. That’s 1 fish per hectacre more than last year and well above the 20-year average of 32.

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