** The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 6 fish per angler with a minimum size limit of 15”.**|
** The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie.**
** The trout and salmon daily bag limit is 2 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for trout and salmon is 12”.
** The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler with a 14” minimum size limit.**
Through Thanksgiving day walleye fishing was excellent with many limits being caught, including some fish over 10 pounds. Fish were caught 1.5 miles S of “F” can of the Camp Perry firing range, between Green Island and Rattlesnake Island, and N of Kelleys Island. Wind after Thanksgiving temporarily limited fishing opportunities on the main lake. Trollers are using crankbaits such as Reef Runners and Rapala Deep Husky Jerks. Most walleye are caught in the fall by trolling crankbaits in open water or by fishing at night nearshore and around piers. Fall yellow perch fishing can also produce some of the best catches of the season. Most perch anglers fish around the islands or within a few miles of the ports from Huron to Conneaut.
For steelhead fishing reports visit: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/
The water temperature is 41 degrees off of Toledo and 46 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.