ODNR Fishing Report 07/02/2013:

Article Posted: July 02, 2013

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** The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie 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 trout and salmon daily bag limit is 5 through August 31. 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.**

Western Basin

Walleye fishing was good over the past week until recent windy weather limited fishing opportunities (as of 7/2). The best areas were N of West Sister Island, Northwest Reef (W of North Bass Island), and American Eagle Shoal (SW of Kelleys Island). Trollers have been catching fish on worm harnesses or with divers and spoons. Drifters are using worm harnesses with bottom bouncers or are casting mayfly rigs.

Yellow perch fishing was good over the past week until recent windy weather limited fishing opportunities (as of 7/2). The best areas have been around the Toledo water intake, NE of West Sister Island, C can of the Camp Perry firing range, between South Bass Island and Green Island, and 1 mile E of the Kelleys Island airport. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth Bass fishing has been very good around South Bass Island. Anglers are using soft-craws, tube jigs, and crankbaits. Largemouth bass fishing has also been good in harbors and nearshore areas around Catawba and Marblehead.

Central Basin

Walleye fishing has been good W of the Huron dumping grounds, at the weather buoy, 1.5 miles N of Beaver Creek, nearshore from Sheffield to Avon point, in 61-65 of water N of Gordon Park in Cleveland, and in 40-42 of water NE of Chagrin River. Fishing has been excellent in 68-70 of water NE of Geneva and in 65-72 of water NW of the Ashtabula. Anglers are trolling dipsy and jet divers with worm harnesses and yellow ,orange, pink, copper and purple spoons. There has also been excellent fishing nearshore in 12-24 of water NW of Ashtabula and off Conneaut. Anglers are drifting Erie Dearies.

Yellow perch fishing has been excellent in 37 of water N of Wildwood State Park, in 33 of water N of Chagrin River, in 39-47 of water NW of Fairport Harbor (the hump) and in 45-48 of water N of the Conneaut. Shore anglers are catching a few fish off the E. 55 St pier in Cleveland and the long pier on the Grand River. Spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent in 15 to 25 of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Largemouth bass are also being caught in the same areas. Anglers are using soft-craws and leeches.

White Bass has been good in the evenings off Euclid Beach and Sims Park in Euclid. Anglers are using agitators with jigs and small spoons.

Rock Bass are being caught off the breakwalls in Fairport Harbor.

Channel Catfish has been very good along the Grand River. Anglers are using chicken livers and large chubs.

The water temperature is 69 degrees off of Toledo and 68 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.



Source: ODNR






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