Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Iconic Lake Erie angler/guide Ron Johnson is dead

Ron Johnson, the quintessential Great Lakes charter captain who held supremacy over Lake Michigan coho salmon, Lake Ontario steelhead and Lake Erie walleye, no longer will hold a fishing pole.

Johnson, of Painesville Township, succumbed to lung cancer today after being diagnosed with the disease in the spring.

Johnson, who operated a Lake Erie fishing charter business, vowed he would never be separated from his beloved Lake Erie. And he has requested that his ashes be spread over the lake next fishing season.

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- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn

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