Port Clinton replaces New Year’s walleye with a high-tech fish

PORT CLINTON, Ohio  — An Ohio town along Lake Erie that celebrates New Year’s Eve with an annual walleye drop will ring in 2018 with a new high-tech fish.

Organizers in Port Clinton say the 600-pound walleye made of fiberglass will have LED lights that can show off a variety of effects.

The designer of the new walleye tells The Blade newspaper in Toledo it also has an expandable control system that can accommodate new technologies in the future.

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The quirky event where organizers lower the big fish from a three-story-tall crane first began in 1996. It has become a tradition in the city east of Toledo.

A few years ago, the walleye drop got air time on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman.”

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