ODNR Fishing Report for 04/22/2009:

Article Posted: April 22, 2009

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**From March 1 through April 30 the walleye bag limit reduces to 4 fish per day, returning to 6 fish per day on May 1. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15.**

**The daily bag limit for Lake Erie yellow perch is 25 fish per angler in waters west of the Huron pier. The 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, 2008 through May 15, 2009 the steelhead trout daily bag limit is 2 fish. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.**

**The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) daily bag limit is 5 fish through April 30, 2009 with a 14 minimum size limit. May 1 through June 26 is closed to possession (catch and release only) with the limit returning to 5 fish on June 27, 2009.**

Western Basin

Walleye fishing improved when weather allowed during the week of 4/13/09. Walleye were caught by anglers jigging on the Camp Perry reef complex and in Maumee Bay. Trollers caught fish around Kelleys Island and North Bass Island. Limited perch fishing success has been reported around Kelleys Island.

Based on the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 46 off of Toledo and 43 off of Cleveland.


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

Source: ODNR

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