** The 15" walleye minimum size limit remains in effect for the entire|
season. From May 1 to June 26 smallmouth bass possession is illegal.
Anglers may catch and release smallmouth, but possession is not permitted.**
Surface temperatures are in the low to mid 60's.
The best walleye fishing has been N of Kelleys Island, N and W of West
Sister Island, around A can of the Camp Perry firing range and NW of North
Bass Island. Drifting or trolling worm harnesses and trolling crankbaits or
spoons produce the most fish.
Yellow perch fishing has been best near the Marblehead lighthouse, near the
Sandusky Bay foghorn, N of Rattlesnake Island and N of Kelleys Island. Fish
just off the bottom using perch spreaders tipped with shiners.
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around the Bass Islands, Kelleys
Island and Sandusky Bay.
The best walleye fishing has been from Vermilion to Lorain in 34 to 42 feet
of water, 5 to 6 miles W of Fairport in 40 to 60 feet of water, 7 to 8 miles
NE of the Chagrin River in 48 to 60 feet of water, and 6 miles NW of Geneva
in 45 to 50 feet of water. Trolling spoons and crankbaits have produced the
Yellow perch fishing has been best off of the Vermilion River mouth, within
one mile of Lorain, 3 to 4 miles N of Cleveland in 30 to 40 feet of water, 2
to 4 miles N of Conneaut and Ashtabula in 40 to 50 feet of water, and 2 to 4
miles NW of Fairport in 42 to 52 feet of water. A perch spreader tipped
with shiners is the most popular set-up.
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around Ruggles Reef and the
shoreline and harbors in 15 to 30 feet of water around Fairport, Geneva,
Ashtabula and Conneaut. Jigs tipped with shiners, tube jigs and crankbaits
have been the most productive lures