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The daily bag limit for walleye in 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 in 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) on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 5 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for black bass is 14 inches.
Where: Walleye fishing was good the week of Thanksgiving. The best areas were east of Kelleys Island, nearshore from Huron to Vermilion, and around Cleveland harbor.
How: Anglers trolling are using deep diving crankbaits (Reef Runners and deep husky jerks) and shallow diving crankbaits (ripsticks, husky jerks, and perfect 10's) in the top half of the water column. Anglers fishing from shore and piers are casting shallow diving crankbaits.
The Lake Erie water temperature is 36 degrees off Toledo and 42 degrees 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.