** The daily bag limit for Lake Erie walleye is 6 fish per angler through February 28. The daily bag limit will drop to 4 fish per angler March 1 through April 30. 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 2 fish per angler through May 15. 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 through April 30 with a minimum size limit of 14”.**
Cold weather has allowed ice to form on much of the western basin, however, recent satellite images suggest that some ice has broken up in the western end of the lake. Ice fishing for walleye is underway in protected areas west of South Bass Island and off of Catawba State Park and has generally been slow. Panfish and yellow perch are also being caught on some of the harbors and bays in the western basin. Check with local bait shops or ice guides before venturing out on Erie’s ice.
To view a list of Ohio licensed ice guides visit:
To view the most recent steelhead fishing report on the Division of Wildlife web page visit: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/fisheriesmanagementplaceholder/fishingfairportsteelhead/tabid/6166/Default.aspx
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.