ODNR Fishing Report for 10/25/2011:

Article Posted: October 26, 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 2 fish per angler with a minimum size limit of 12.

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

Western Basin

Walleye: There have been very few walleye reports from the western basin. The best reports have come from Kelleys Island Shoal and Gull Island Shoal. Expect walleye fishing to improve as water temperatures drop and migratory walleye move back towards the west from the central basin.

Yellow perch: There have been very few reports from the western basin recently (as of 10/25). The best reports have come from off of the Moose Lodge in Port Clinton and E of the Kelleys Island airport. Anglers are using spreaders with shiners (emerald or golden) fished near the bottom.

Central Basin

Walleye: The best walleye fishing in the central basin has been 4 to 6 miles N of Vermilion. Fish have been caught mostly on deep diving crankbaits, and also on harnesses behind divers.

Yellow perch: Fair to good fishing was reported in 35-38 NE of Rocky River, 35-38 NW of Edgewater State Park, 52-55 NW of Fairport and 76 NE of Conneaut. Perch spreaders with shiners fished on the bottom produces the most fish. Anglers have been using golden shiners when emerald shiners are not available. A few fish have been caught by shore anglers off the East 55th St. Pier in Cleveland. Mornings and evenings have been best.

Steelhead Trout: Northeast Ohio Rivers remain high due to rains late last week. Conditions will improve throughout the week.

For the Steelhead fishing report see the ohiodnr.com web site: Go to - Wildlife - Fishing - Lake Erie - Steelhead trout fishing

The water temperature is 50 degrees off of Toledo and 56 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

Source: ODNR

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