ODNR Fishing Report for 6/02/2015:

Article Posted: June 04, 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.

**All information is from prior to the high winds on Sunday 5/31/2015**

Western Basin


Where: Fishing was excellent 2 miles north of the Toledo water intake, on the Gravel Pit west of West Sister Island, around the Toledo lighthouse, around "A" can and "D" can of the Camp Perry firing range, around Niagara Reef, between Green Island and Rattlesnake Island, from the south passage to American Eagle shoal southwest of Kelleys Island, between Kelleys Island and Lakeside, 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


Where: Fishing was good near shore west of Huron (off Sawmill Creek), off Cranberry Creek, in 40 feet of water off the condos east of Vermilion, in 30 to 40 feet of water north of Cleveland, in 40 to 50 feet of water west of Geneva and in 42 feet of water east of Ashtabula.

How: Anglers are trolling Dipsy and Jet divers with stick baits and worm harnesses.

Yellow Perch

Where: Anglers are catching fish off the break wall at Lorain, in 50 to 60 feet of water off Cleveland and in 44 to 46 feet of water off Ashtabula and 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 10 to 25 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 62 off Toledo and 56 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

Source: ODNR

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