ODNR Fishing Report for 6/4/2014:

Article Posted: June 04, 2014

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Regulations to Remember:


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 inches.
The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie.
From May 16 through August 31 the daily bag limit increases to 5 fish per angler. The minimum size limit is 12 inches.
Black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass): May 1 through June 27 is closed to possession (catch and release only). On June 28 the daily bag limit returns to 5 fish per angler with a 14 inch minimum size limit.

Western Basin

Walleye
Where:Walleye fishing has been excellent at the Gravel Pit west of West Sister Island, off Magee Marsh, near the northern and eastern cans of the Camp Perry firing range as well as around some of the reefs of the Camp Perry firing range reef complex, around Green Island, east of Kelleys Island in 40 feet of water, and north of Kelleys Island between Kelleys Island Shoal and Gull Island Shoal.
How: Anglers trolling are using worm harnesses with inline weights, divers or bottom bouncers, and spoons pulled behind divers. Anglers casting are using mayfly rigs or are drifting with bottom bouncers and worm harnesses.

Yellow Perch
Where: Yellow perchhave been caught around "F" can of the Camp Perry firing range, Rattlesnake Island and off Kelleys Island Shoal.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth Bass
Where: Smallmouth bass are being caught around island shorelines in less than 25 feet of water. How: Smallmouth bass have been caught on tube jigs and also using crankbaits or jerkbaits.

Largemouth bass
Where: Largemouth bass are being caught in the harbors and bays in the western basin.
How: Largemouth bass are being caught using crankbaits, spinner baits and soft plastics.


Central Basin

Walleye
Where: Fishing has been good near Ruggles Reef, less than two miles offshore from Beaver Creek to Lorain, in 30-to-40 feet of water off Cleveland, in 48-to-52 feet of water north-northwest of Geneva, and in 30-to-44 feet of water north-northwest of Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using planer boards or divers with worm harnesses and stick baits.

Yellow perch
Where:Anglers are catching a few fish in 35-to-50 feet of water northwest of Gordon Park. Farther east, fishing has been good in 36-to-54 feet of water north-northwest of Fairport Harbor, and in 36-to-44 feet of water north of Conneaut. Shore fishing has been spotty off the E. 55th Street and E. 72nd Street piers in Cleveland. Fishing has been fair off the west pier of the Grand River.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth bass
Where: Fishing has been excellent in 15-to-25 feet of water around the harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using soft craws, shiners, leeches, tube jigs and crankbaits.

White bass
Where: Fishing has been good in the Grand River.
How:Anglers are using agitators with jigs, small spoons and shiners.

Channel Catfish
Where: Fishing has been good along the Grand River.
How: Anglers are using night crawlers and large chubs.


The Lake Erie water temperature is 67 off Toledo and 50 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.




Source: ODNR






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