ODNR Fishing Report for 5/27/15:

Article Posted: May 27, 2015

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The 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 5 fish per angler. The minimum size limit is 12 inches.
Black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) in Ohio waters of Lake Erie is closed to possession May 1 through June 26 (no harvest). On June 27 the daily bag limit returns to 5 fish per angler with a 14 inch minimum size limit.


Western Basin

Walleye

Where: Fishing was good over the past week as fish were caught around "A" can of the Camp Perry firing range, around some of the reefs (Niagara, Crane, and Toussaint) of the Camp Perry firing range, between Green Island and Rattlesnake Island, north of the Marblehead Lighthouse, southwest of Kelleys Island, and north of Kelleys Island and Kelleys Island Shoal.

How: Anglers trolling have caught fish using crankbaits (mostly deep diving Reef Runners), spoons behind divers, and worm harnesses with inline weights or bottom bouncers. Anglers casting are using weight forward spinners or mayfly rigs.

Yellow Perch

Where: Yellow perch have been caught east of Kelleys Island and off the Marblehead Lighthouse.

How: Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Central Basin

Walleye

Where: Fishing was good nearshore west of Huron (Sawmill Creek), off Cranberry Creek, between Vermilion and Lorain, off Cleveland in 37 to 42 feet of water, and from Geneva to Conneaut in 35 to 55 feet of water.

How: Anglers are trolling stick baits and worm harnesses. .

Yellow Perch

Where: Anglers are catching fish with a few limits reported just off the break wall at Lorain, in 50 to 60 feet of water off Cleveland, in 46 feet of water off Ashtabula, and in 45 to 55 feet of water off Conneaut. Fishing from shore has picked up with a few fish being caught off the E. 55th Street and E. 72nd Street piers in Cleveland and in Fairport Harbor.

How: Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth Bass

Where: Fishing has been excellent in 5 to 20 feet of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.

How: Anglers are using tube jigs and crankbaits.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 60 off Toledo and 55 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.





Source: ODNR






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