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Please join us for this free public presentation and discussion.

Central Ohio native Michael Merz has been fishing since he was 8 years old. His mantra is “Think globally, fish locally!”
A former officer of Ohio Smallmouth Alliance, he is a Wastewater Pretreatment Specialist for Columbus, where he
performs Ohio EPA Stormwater and Wastewater compliance inspections within the city. His 14 years with the City of
Columbus includes 10 years running calls for the water pollution hotline.
He will discuss where, how and why everyone in Columbus should fish the lower Olentangy River. This includes:
 Locating fish
 “gradient controls”, dam removal projects and habitat improvement efforts
 Available species and distribution
 Inexpensive tackle setups
 Fishing techniques
 Canoe/kayaks and fishing