ODNR Fishing Report for 04/17/2007: OH

Article Posted: April 17, 2007

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**The yellow perch daily bag limit on Lake Erie has been reduced to 30 fish per day as of April 9, 2007. The change in yellow perch bag limit occurred after the printing of fishing regulations brochure. The 2007-2008 fishing regulations brochure incorrectly lists the Lake Erie yellow perch bag limit as 40 fish per day, which has now been changed to 30.**

**The walleye daily bag limit is 4 fish from March 1 through April 30. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15.**

**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.**

Cold temperatures and strong wind continued to limit main lake access during the week of 4/9. When conditions allowed walleye were caught on hair jigs tipped with minnows nearshore from Turtle Creek to Wild Wings marina in less than 15 of water and also on many of the Camp Perry reefs. As the water warms expect jig fishing to heat up on most of the Camp Perry reefs and in nearshore areas all the way from Maumee Bay to Cedar Point. Trollers have had success with minnow imitating stickbaits and deep diving crankbaits along the eastern and northern cans of the Camp Perry firing range and also around the Bass Islands.

Surface temperatures are currently around 39 degrees.

Maumee and Sandusky River walleye report- For recent updates on the tributary walleye fishery visit the Division of Wildlife web page at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/fishing/freport/walleyerunreport.htm

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Source: ODNR






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