Lake Erie Weather Forecast
Lake Erie boating information, safety tips, and launch ramps
Regulations to Remember:
The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is four fish per angler from March 1 through April 30. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15 inches.
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 with a minimum size limit of 12 inches.
The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is five fish per angler with a 14-inch minimum size limit.
Where: Fishing was excellent this past weekend. Anglers trolling caught large fish outside of the reef complex, mostly south of "F" and "G" cans of the Camp Perry firing range, and also along the east buoys of the firing range. Anglers jigging caught fish on the reefs of the Camp Perry firing range and also in 8 to 15 feet of water along the shoreline west of the firing range.
How: For trolling using deep diving crankbaits such as Rapala deep husky jerks and Reef Runners caught fish primarily in the middle of the water column at speeds around 1 mph. Hair jigs tipped with emerald shiners are the most popular jigging lures.
The Lake Erie water temperature is 45 off Toledo and 40 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.