ODNR Fishing Report for 04/24/2007: OH

Article Posted: April 24, 2007

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**The yellow perch daily bag limit on Lake Erie has been reduced to 30 fish per day. The change in yellow perch bag limit occurred after the printing of fishing regulations brochure. The 2007-2008 fishing regulations brochure incorrectly lists the Lake Erie yellow perch bag limit as 40 fish per day, which has now been changed to 30.**

**The walleye daily bag limit is 4 fish from March 1 through April 30. Beginning May 1 the walleye daily bag limit returns to 6 fish. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15.**

**The daily bag limit for black bass on Lake Erie is 5. The minimum size limit for black bass on Lake Erie is 14". The steelhead trout bag limit 2. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.**

Walleye fishing was fantastic over the weekend of 4/21. Fast limits were caught using lead-head hair jigs in purple or chartreuse. The best jigging areas were nearshore in 10 to 15 of water from Turtle Creek to Wild Wings marina and also on various reefs in the Camp Perry firing range. Most fish have been 18 to 22 inch males with a few larger ones mixed in. Trollers are starting to catch large post-spawn females along the eastern cans of the Camp Perry firing range, around the Bass Islands, and north of Kelleys Island. Stickbaits and deep diving crankbaits are popular spring trolling lures.

Surface temperatures are primarily in the low to mid 40 degree range.

Maumee and Sandusky River walleye report- For recent updates on the tributary walleye fishery visit the Division of Wildlife web page at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/fishing/freport/walleyerunreport.htm

Steelhead- For recent updates on the steelhead fishery visit the Division of Wildlife steelhead web page at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/fishing/fairport/steelhead.htm

Source: ODNR

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