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.*
Over the past weekend (4/16, 4/17) walleye and yellow perch fishing were
excellent in the western basin. Limits of walleye were caught by
jigging on the Camp Perry firing range reef complex, nearshore from
Davis Besse to Crane Creek, and Maumee Bay. Popular jigging lures
include jigheads tipped with shiners, hair jigs tipped with shiners, and
vibrating blade baits. Trollers caught walleye on the flats north and
also east of the reef complex, around the Bass Islands, and north of
Kelleys Island. Shallow minnow-imitating stickbaits in the top half of
the water column pulled behind planer boards will produce occasional
trophy walleye during the spring. Large yellow perch were caught east
of Kelleys Island, near the Marblehead lighthouse and around the
Sandusky Bay foghorn. Spreaders or crappie rigs tipped with shiners are
the best technique to catch yellow perch.
Surface temperatures are generally in the mid 40's.
Walleye are still being caught in the rivers, but the runs are past peak
densities. White bass are also now being caught in both rivers.