** The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 4 fish per angler from March 1 through April 30. 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”.**
Walleye fishing was excellent through the past weekend (as of 3/27/12). Recent cold, windy weather has temporarily slowed fishing. Anglers trolling around the reefs and outer buoys of the Camp Perry firing range have had success with crankbaits in the top 15’ of water; deep husky jerks, ripsticks, and reef runners 30-60’ back at 1.0-1.6 miles per hour are working best. Jig fishing is picking up, particularly in 8-14’ of water along the shoreline from Davis-Besse to Turtle Creek and also on some of the reefs in the Camp Perry firing range.
Yellow perch are being caught around Marblehead.
For Maumee River and Sandusky River updates please visit: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/ FishingProspectsandReports/fishingfreportwalleyerunreport/tabid/6127/Default.aspx
The water temperature is 55 degrees off of Toledo and 43 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.
Steelhead Trout: For the Steelhead fishing report see the ohiodnr.com web site: Go to - Wildlife - Fishing - Lake Erie - Steelhead trout fishing
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.