ODNR Fishing Report for 6/17/2015:

Article Posted: June 18, 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 and fish were caught between the Gravel Pit and West Sister Island, east of West Sister Island, north of "B" can of the Camp Perry firing range, north of Niagara Reef, around Rattlesnake Island, around Gull Island Shoal, and north of Kelleys Island Shoal.

How: Anglers trolling have caught fish on spoons behind divers and on 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 around the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel and between Kelleys Island and 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 2 miles north of Lorain. Fishing was excellent off Cleveland in 52 to 55 feet of water, northwest of Fairport in 20 to 30 feet of water, and from Geneva to Ashtabula in 35 to 68 feet of water.

How: Anglers are trolling planer boards and Dipsy divers with pink and purple spoons and worm harnesses.

Yellow Perch

Where: Anglers are catching fish with a few limits reported in 36 to 40 feet of water off Cleveland, in 46 feet of water off Ashtabula, and in 48 feet of water off Conneaut. Shore fishing 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 good in 4 to 22 feet of water around harbor areas in Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula and Conneaut.

How: Anglers are using tube jigs, crankbaits and spinners.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 69 off Toledo and 59 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.



Source: ODNR






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