ODNR Fishing Report for 11/18/2008:

Article Posted: November 19, 2008

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**The daily bag limit for Lake Erie yellow perch dropped from 30 to 25 fish per angler effective July 1, 2008 in waters west of the Huron pier. The daily bag limit will remain at 30 fish per angler in Ohio waters from Huron eastward. Any boats landing west of Huron, Ohio will be subject to the 25 fish daily bag limit, while boats landing at Huron or points east will be subject to a 30 fish daily bag limit. Shore-based anglers west of the Huron pier will be subject to a 25 fish daily bag limit, while those on the pier and eastward will remain at 30 fish daily.**

**From September 1 through May 15 the steelhead trout daily bag limit is 2 fish. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.**

**The walleye bag limit is 6 fish per day. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15.**

**The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) daily bag limit is 5 fish with a 14 minimum size limit.**


Walleye fishing remained excellent through Friday November 14. Recent wind, snow and cold temperatures have temporarily ended most main lake fishing. If conditions improve expect some of the same areas to produce more great walleye fishing from Vermilion to Cedar Point, and also off of Cleveland. The best area had been from Huron to Vermilion in 25 to 40 feet of water. Most anglers are trolling crankbaits. Walleye fishing has been sporadic on the piers at night, but some fish are being caught by casting shallow diving stickbaits. As temperatures drop walleye should continue to move inshore providing fall fishing opportunities through ice up when conditions allow.


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Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 42 off of Toledo and 49 off of Cleveland.

Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.

Source: ODNR

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