ODNR Fishing Report for 05/06/2009:

Article Posted: May 06, 2009

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** The daily bag limit for Lake Erie walleye is 6 fish per angler. 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. From May 16 through August 31 the daily bag limit is 5 fish. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.**

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

Western Basin

Walleye fishing was good when weather allowed during the week of 4/27/09. Anglers jigging in Maumee Bay and on the Camp Perry reef complex are still catching spawning males, but the spawning season will soon be over for walleye. Trollers caught fish around the Bass Islands and Kelleys Island. Perch fishing has been best around Kelleys Island and Marblehead.

Based on the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 55 off of Toledo and 50 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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