When the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited holds its annual fund-raising banquet in about six weeks, the primary beneficiaries of that event will not be in attendance. They likely will be tucked into some good cover in a marsh somewhere along Lake Erie, unaware that hundreds of folks have gathered at the Maumee Elks Lodge for the expressed purpose of securing those precious wetlands in perpetuity.
As sure as the sun comes up in the east and the snow always drifts right in middle of the driveway, fishermen have a rock solid warranty from Mother Nature that the white bass will run up the rivers in late spring, the walleye will be concentrated in western Lake Erie in early summer, and the lakes of the Irish Hills will surrender their panfish to the patient and persistent anglers. When it comes to ice fishing, however, all bets are off, and she never shows her hand prematurely.
CATAWBA ISLAND, Ohio — One month ago the temperature outside was 58 degrees. Two weeks later, the thermometer hit 49 degrees and there was nothing but open water on Lake Erie, from here to the Canadian shoreline. On Dec. 23 the temperature topped out at 36 degrees, and there were rumbles that we might go without a significant ice fishing season for the third year in a row. But then things changed, in a major way, and for a sustained period of time.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".