ODNR Fishing Report 04/23/2013:

Article Posted: April 23, 2013

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** The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie from March 1 through April 30 is 4 fish per angler. On May 1 the daily bag limit increases to 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. The daily bag limit increases to 5 from May 16 through August 31. 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 through April 30. Black bass fishing is closed to possession (no harvest) from May 1 through June 28. On Saturday, June 29 the daily bag limit returns to 5 fish per angler with a 14 minimum size limit.**

Walleye fishing was good through 4/17/13 and then slowed over the past weekend as high winds greatly reduced water clarity in most of the western basin. Trollers have caught fish around the outer cans of the Camp Perry firing range, between Green and Rattlesnake Islands, W of Catawba, and to a lesser extent around Kelleys Island. Rapala deep husky jerks and deep diving Reef Runners have been the most consistent crankbaits. Fish have been caught by jigging nearshore W of the reefs and on Locust, Cone and Niagara reefs within the Camp Perry firing range. Purple or green hair jigs have been the lure of choice for jiggers. Please use caution when boating in cold water.

View Maumee River and Sandusky River walleye fishing reports at:


For steelhead fishing reports visit: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/fisheriesmanagementplaceholder/fishingfairportsteelhead/tabid/6166/Default.aspx

The water temperature is 45 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.

Source: ODNR

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