ODNR Fishing Report 05/01/2012:

Article Posted: May 02, 2012

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** The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie 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 trout and salmon daily bag limit is 2 fish per angler through May 15. From May 16 through August 31 the bag limit returns to 5 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for trout and salmon is 12.

** It is illegal to possess black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) in Ohio waters of Lake Erie from May 1 through June 29. The season re-opens on Saturday, June 30 with a daily bag limit of 5 fish and a 14 minimum size limit.**

Walleye fishing slowed over the past week (week of 4/23/12) as weather conditions limited fishing opportunities on the main lake. The best reports have come from trolling with crankbaits or worm harnesses around the outer buoys of the Camp Perry firing range and west of the Bass Islands. Fish are still being caught with jigs on the Camp Perry firing range reefs, but catch rates have slowed as the spawning season ends and walleye begin moving off the reefs.

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 50 degrees off of Toledo and 49 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.

Source: ODNR

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