** The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 6 fish per angler with a minimum size limit of 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. The minimum size limit for trout and salmon is 12”.
** The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler with a 14” minimum size limit.**
Walleye fishing continued to be excellent with many limits being caught over the past week (as of 12/11/12). Fish were caught near “F” can of the Camp Perry firing range, W of Green Island, between Green Island and Catawba, and N of Kelleys Island. Trollers are using crankbaits such as Reef Runners and Rapala Deep Husky Jerks. Most walleye are caught in the fall by trolling crankbaits in open water or by fishing at night nearshore and around piers.
For steelhead fishing reports visit: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/fisheriesmanagementplaceholder/fishingfairportsteelhead/tabid/6166/Default.aspx
The water temperature is 40 degrees off of Toledo and 44 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.