** 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 yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie.**
** The steelhead daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler through August 31. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.
Walleye: The best fishing in the western basin has been NW of West Sister Island, around Niagara Reef, and also E of Kelleys Island. Casters are using mayfly rigs or drifting bottom bouncers with worm harnesses. Trollers are catching fish on spoons and dipsys or jet divers, worm harnesses with inline weights, or with crankbaits.
Walleye fishing has been excellent between Ruggles Reef and Lorain in 28 to 36’ of water, on Avon point, 45 to 55’ NW off Edgewater Park in Cleveland, 36 to 50’ NW off Fairport and 55 to 61’ NW off Geneva. Trollers are using pink, purple, orange and green spoons off planer boards and jet divers and also flatline trolling.
Yellow perch fishing has been excellent in 30-40’ N off Cleveland and 35-45’ NE off Wildwood State Park, 50 to 55’ NW off Fairport, 30’ NE off Ashtabula and 32 to 38’ NE off Conneaut. Shore anglers have been catching fish off the Headlands Beach and Fairport piers on the Grand River and in Cleveland off the E 55th and E 72 st piers in Cleveland. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 69 degrees off of Toledo and 59 degrees off of Cleveland.