ODNR Fishing Report for 10/22/2014:

Article Posted: October 23, 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.
The trout and salmon daily bag limit is 2 fish per angler. The minimum size limit is 12 inches.
The daily bag limit for black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) in Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 5 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for black bass is 14 inches.

Western Basin

Walleye
Where: Walleye fishing has been slow in the western basin. The best reports have come from the Kelleys Island shoal area. As water temperatures drop walleye should return to the island area from farther east.
How: Anglers trolling are mostly using crankbaits.

Yellow Perch
Where: Yellow perch fishing has been best south of Green Island, between Green Island and Rattlesnake Island, east of Kelleys Island, and off the Marblehead lighthouse.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth Bass
Where: Smallmouth bass are being caught around the Bass islands and Kelleys Island.
How: Smallmouth bass have been caught on tube jigs, drop shot rigs with soft plastics, crankbaits or jerkbaits.


Central Basin

Walleye
Where: Some walleye have been caught 5 miles northwest of Vermilion. Anglers are also catching fish in 10-to-30 feet of water north-northwest of Cleveland, and in 10-to-30 feet of water of north of Fairport Harbor.
How: Anglers are trolling spoons, deep diving crankbaits and shallow diving crankbaits.

Yellow perch
Where: Anglers are catching some perch 3.5 miles northeast of Lorain in 42 feet of water. Good fishing has been reported in 50-to-58 feet of water (north of crib) north-northwest of Edgewater Park, in 40 feet of water north of Chagrin River, in 66 feet of water north-northwest of Fairport Harbor, in 66 feet of water north of Geneva, and in 47-to-50 feet of water north of Ashtabula Lakeshore Park. Fish are being caught from shore off the E. 55th Street and E. 72nd Street piers in Cleveland and at the long and short piers on the Grand River.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth bass and Largemouth Bass
Where: Fishing has been good around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using crank baits, soft plastic lures with jigs, drop shot rigs with leeches, and soft craws.

White bass
Where: Anglers fishing from boats are catching white bass north of Cleveland in 40-to-60 feet of water while fishing for yellow perch. Watch for the gulls feeding on the surface and the white bass will be below the school of emerald shiners. Anglers fishing from shore are catching fish off the piers in Cleveland, Eastlake and Grand River, with the evenings being the best. It is always hard to predict when the fishing will pick up for white bass.
How: Anglers are using small spoons, spinners and agitators with jigs tipped with twister tails.

Steelhead
Where: Anglers are trolling and casting in harbors, break walls and nearshore areas at Conneaut, Ashtabula, Geneva, Fairport Harbor, Eastlake and Rocky River.
How: Anglers are using spoons, jigs and maggots, spinners, and small crank baits either by casting or trolling.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 53 off Toledo and 59 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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