ODNR Fishing Report for 06/02/2010:

Article Posted: June 04, 2010

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** The daily bag limit for Lake Erie walleye is 6 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15. **

** The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie.**

** The steelhead daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler through August 31. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.


** The Lake Erie black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) season is closed to possession (catch-and-release only) from May 1 through June 25. On June 26 the daily bag limit will return to 5 fish per angler with a minimum size limit of 14.**

Western Basin

Walleye: The best fishing in the western basin has been around L can of the Camp Perry firing range, Niagara Reef, D can of the Camp Perry firing range, S of Green Island, and also N of Kelleys Island. Casters are using mayfly rigs or drifting bottom bouncers with worm harnesses. Trollers are catching fish on spoons and dipsys or jet divers, worm harnesses with inline weights, or with crankbaits.


Yellow perch: The best perch reports have come from Marblehead, Kelleys Island, and Rattlesnake Island. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.


Central Basin

Walleye fishing has been excellent between Ruggles Reef and Lorain in 28 to 32 of water. A few fish are being picked up nearshore in 30-50 off Cleveland and Chagrin River. Anglers are also picking up fish 38 to 50 NW off Geneva and 47 NW off Ashtabula. Trollers are using crankbaits, spoons and worm harnesses off planer boards and jet divers and also flatline trolling. Shore fishing is picking up on the piers at Eastlake and Cleveland. The best times are in the evening and early morning.

Yellow perch fishing has been fair to good in 40-50 N off Cleveland and 40-50 NE off Wildwood State Park, 50 to 55 NW off Fairport and 49 to 54 N off Ashtabula. Shore anglers have been catching fish off the Headlands Beach and Fairport piers on the Grand River and in Cleveland off the E 55th and E 72 st piers in Cleveland. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.


Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 10 to 20 around harbor areas in Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Fish are being caught on soft-crawls, jigs tipped with minnows, leeches, green and brown tube jigs, and by trolling crankbaits.

Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 69 degrees off of Toledo and 55 degrees off of Cleveland.


Source: ODNR






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