ODNR Fishing Report for 04/20/2011:

Article Posted: April 21, 2011

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** The daily bag limit for Lake Erie walleye is 4 fish per angler March 1 through April 30. On May 1 the limit will return to 6 fish per day. 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. May 1 through June 24 is closed to possession.**

Spring walleye fishing on western Lake Erie is under way however, wind and waves over the past week have limited fishing activity. Pending weather, fish have been caught with hair jigs tipped with shiners in Maumee Bay, inshore of the reef complex in 8-15' of water in and around Turtle Reef, and on the reef complex in the Camp Perry firing range. Trollers have caught post-spawn fish along the northern and eastern buoys of the Camp Perry firing range trolling stick baits. Perch fishing is starting to pick up in traditional early spring spots in water depths ranging from 25'-35' using minnows on perch spreaders fished near the bottom.

For the most recent river walleye fishing update visit:
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/FishingProspectsandReports/fishingfreportwalleyerunreport/tabid/6127/Default.aspx

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.



Source: ODNR






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