**2006 fishing licenses expired on 2/28/07. The walleye daily bag limit is 4 fish from March 1 through April 30. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15�.**|
**The Lake Erie daily bag limit for yellow perch is 40 fish. The daily bag limit for black bass on Lake Erie is 5. The minimum size limit for black bass on Lake Erie is 14". The steelhead trout bag limit 2. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.**
In the SW portion of the western basin there is open water from Maumee Bay to Camp Perry and north to West Sister Island. There is still fishable ice west of South Bass Island, but any ice nearshore along the mainland should be considered potentially dangerous. With warmer weather in the forecast be aware that ice conditions can change rapidly. Before planning an ice fishing trip call bait stores or ice guides to check local conditions. Also pay attention to wind forecasts when venturing out on the main lake. Wind shifts can cause wide cracks to open in the ice and prevent crossing back over the crack when trying to return.
Steelhead: For recent updates on the steelhead fishery visit the Division of Wildlife steelhead web page at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/fishing/fairport/steelhead.htm