ODNR Fishing Report 02/16/2005: OH

Article Posted: February 16, 2005

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** The 15" walleye minimum size limit remains in effect for the entire
season. The walleye limit is 6 fish until March 1. From March 1
through April 30 the walleye limit on Lake Erie and its tributaries is 3
fish. Anglers are reminded that the daily bag limit for trout and
salmon on Lake Erie and its tributaries is 2 fish through May 15. The
minimum size limit is 12 inches.**

*2005 Ohio fishing licenses are now available.*

Most nearshore and bay ice is becoming very unstable with open water
pockets in Sandusky Bay, off of Marblehead, and between Catawba Island
and South Bass Island. While airboats are still traveling from the
mainland to fish offshore it should be considered unsafe to walk out on
the ice or drive snowmobiles or ATV's onto the ice from the mainland.
West of South Bass between Rattlesnake and Green Island, where the ice
is sheltered, fishing has been exceptional. Many limit catches of
walleye have been reported with 4 to 6 pound averages including fish up
to 11 pounds. Be sure to check with local bait stores, ice guides or
other anglers before going out on areas that you are not familiar with.

Source: ODNR

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