ODNR Fishing Report for 06/15/2011:

Article Posted: June 16, 2011

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** The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 6 fish. 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.

** The Lake Erie black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) daily bag limit is closed to possession May 1 through June 24.**

Western Basin

Walleye fishing is improving and has been best around West Sister Island, N of West Reef, between North Bass Island and Kelleys Island, and E of Kelleys Island. Fish have been caught by trolling with divers and spoons, inline weights and worm harnesses, and crankbaits. Fish can also be caught by casting mayfly rigs or drifting with bottom bouncers and worm harnesses.

Yellow perch fishing has been best E of Ballast Island, E of the Kelleys Island airport, and S of Gull Island Shoal using minnows on perch spreaders fished near the bottom.

Central Basin

Walleye has been very good NW of Lorain in 46 of water, 50-62 N of Edgewater Park, 52-60 NW of Gordon Park, 50 NW of Fairport Harbor, 60 NW of Geneva and 30 NW of Conneaut. Anglers are using inline weights, jet divers, and dipsy divers with orange, pink, green, and silver spoons. Anglers are also using worm harnesses.

Yellow perch fishing has been good 35-40 NE of Edgewater Park, 30-38 NE of Gordon Park, 42-52 NW of Fairport, 30-38 NE of Geneva and 30-36 N of Conneaut.

Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore anglers are catching fish off East 55 St Pier in Cleveland and Headlands Beach Pier out at the lighthouse

and Fairport Harbor Pier. Anglers are using spreaders with shiners and the mornings have been best. Anglers are catching catfish and white perch in the Grand River. Look for white bass to begin heating up at Eastlake CEI breakwall.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 15 to 25 around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Fish are being caught on soft-craws, leeches, dark green and red tube jigs, blade baits and crank baits.

According to the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 68 degrees off of Toledo and 58 degrees 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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