** 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 5 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.**
Walleye fishing was good over the past week (as of 7/9). The best areas were N of West Sister Island, S of Middle Sister Island along the Canadian border, B and C cans of the Camp Perry firing range, and Northwest Reef (W of North Bass Island). Trollers have been catching fish on worm harnesses or with divers and spoons. Drifters are using worm harnesses with bottom bouncers or are casting mayfly rigs.
Yellow perch fishing was good over the past week (as of 7/9). The best areas have been 1 mile N of Metzgers Marsh, C can of the Camp Perry firing range, between Rattlesnake Island and West Reef, around Starve Island, and around Gull Island Shoal. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth Bass fishing has been very good around South Bass Island. Anglers are using soft-craws, tube jigs, and crankbaits. Largemouth bass fishing has also been good in harbors and nearshore areas around Catawba and Marblehead.
Walleye fishing has been good at the weather buoy between Vermilion and Lorain near the Canadian border, in 69-72 of water NW of Ashtabula, and in 70-72 of water NW of the Conneaut. A few fish are also being caught in 34-40 of water N of Wildwood State Park. Anglers are trolling dipsy and jet divers with worm harnesses and yellow ,orange, pink, green and purple spoons.
Yellow perch fishing has been excellent in 36 of water N of Gordon Park, in 37-38 of water N of Wildwood State Park, in 41-47 of water NW of Fairport Harbor (the hump), in 42-45 of water NE of the Geneva, and in 44-50 of water NW of the Conneaut. Shore anglers are catching a few fish off the E. 55 St pier in Cleveland and the short pier on the Grand River. Spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent in 15 to 25 of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Largemouth bass are also being caught in the same areas. Anglers are using soft-craws and leeches.
White Bass has been fair in the evenings off Euclid Beach and Sims Park in Euclid and the short pier in Fairport Harbor. Anglers are using agitators with jigs and small spoons.
Channel Catfish has been very good along the Grand River. Anglers are using chicken livers and large chubs.
The water temperature is 71 degrees off of Toledo and 65 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.