** 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) daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler with a minimum size limit of 14.**
Walleye: The best fishing in the western basin has been NW of West Sister Island, W of the Bass Islands up to the international border including northwest reef, and 5 miles E of Gull Island shoal along the international border. Fish were also caught at Crane Creek and B-can. Casters are using mayfly rigs or drifting bottom bouncers with worm harnesses. Trollers are catching fish on spoons with dipsys or jet divers, or on worm harnesses with inline weights.
Yellow perch: The best perch reports have come from between Marblehead and Kelleys Island, in Kelleys Islands north bay, and off of Ballast Island. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Walleye fishing has been good W of the sandbar (N of Vermilion) and nearshore off of Cranberry Creek marina. Farther east fishing has been good in 75 of water N of the Chagrin River and in 79 of water N of Edgewater. Fishing has been excellent in 70 to 76 of water N of Geneva and in 70 to 72 NW of Ashtabula. Anglers are fishing down 30 to 40. Trollers are using pink, red, yellow, black, purple, orange and green spoons and worm harnesses off planer boards and jet divers.
Yellow perch fishing has been good to excellent in 33 to 39 of water NW off Edgewater Park, 45 to 50 of water NW off Wildwood State Park, 45 to 56 of water NW off Ashtabula and 44 to 50 of water NE of Ashtabula lakeshore park. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 76 degrees off of Toledo and 71 degrees off of Cleveland.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.