ODNR Fishing Report 05/11/2005: OH

Article Posted: May 11, 2005

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** The 15" walleye minimum size limit remains in effect for the entire
season. Beginning May 1 the walleye daily bag limit on Ohio waters of
Lake Erie returned to 6 fish. Anglers are reminded that the daily bag
limit for trout and salmon on Lake Erie and its tributaries is 2 through
May 15. On May 16 the trout and salmon bag limit increases to 5 fish
per day. The minimum size limit is 12 inches.**

**From May 1 through Friday June 24 there is a no-possession season for
smallmouth bass on Lake Erie. Anglers can legally target smallmouth
bass, but they must be immediately returned to the water.**

Walleye are currently migrating away from their spawning grounds and can
be caught in traditional post-spawn areas. Walleye have been caught
from Maumee Bay to West Sister Island (including the Toledo shipping
channel), the flats around the Camp Perry firing range, north and west
of North Bass Island, around Kelleys Island, and from Sandusky to
Vermilion as post-spawn females begin to migrate east. Popular
techniques include drifting with mayfly spinner rigs or trolling
crankbaits, crawler harnesses or spoons. Yellow perch fishing has been
good off of Marblehead, east of Kelleys Island, around the Sandusky Bay
foghorn, north of Ruggles Reef, and within 1 to 2 miles of the ports
from Vermilion east to Conneaut.

Source: ODNR

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