** The 15" walleye minimum size limit remains in effect for the entire|
season. From March 1 through April 30 the walleye limit on Lake Erie
and its tributaries is 3 fish per day. 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 trout and salmon minimum size limit is 12
*2005 Ohio fishing licenses are now available.*
Lake Erie's western basin lost most of its ice this past weekend.
Anglers are starting to fish the Camp Perry firing range reef complex
and nearshore areas from Toledo to Marblehead. During March and April
walleye can be caught by jigging on the reefs or by trolling the open
water flats around the reefs. Early in the season extreme caution is
necessary with sub 40 degree surface temperatures. Boaters should dress
appropriately and always wear life jackets.
Walleye fishing in the Maumee and Sandusky Rivers is slowly improving.
Most fish being caught in both rivers are 18 to 22" males. The most
popular technique is to Carolina rig a floating jighead tipped with a
soft plastic curly tail. The best fishing in the rivers should be
during the next month, with the peak typically being the first or second
week of April.