ODNR Fishing Report for 05/22/2007: Eastern, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: May 23, 2007

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Posted by ODNR on May 23, 2007 at 08:17:14:

**The yellow perch daily bag limit on Lake Erie has been reduced to 30 fish per day. The change in yellow perch bag limit occurred after the printing of fishing regulations brochure. The 2007-2008 fishing regulations brochure incorrectly lists the Lake Erie yellow perch bag limit as 40 fish per day, which has now been changed to 30.**

**From May 1 through June 29 black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) are illegal to possess on Ohio waters of Lake Erie. It is legal to fish for black bass during the closed season, but any that are caught must me immediately released.**

**The walleye daily bag limit is 6 fish. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15.**

**On May 16 the steelhead trout bag limit returned to 5. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.**

Central Basin

Walleye have been caught trolling in 10-20 of water off Eastlake, Cleveland and Rocky River and along the piers at Eastlake and Cleveland at night using surface rapalas.

Fish have been caught on worm harnesses, crankbaits and spoons.

Yellow perch fishing has been best in 30 of water off of Fairport Harbor and Chagrin. Perch have also been caught off of the piers in Lorain. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been good in harbor areas and in 15 to 25 of water along the shoreline in Conneaut, Ashtabula, Geneva and Fairport Harbor. Fish were caught on jigs tipped with minnows or leeches, tube jigs, or by trolling crankbaits.

Surface temperatures range from 57 degrees off of Toledo to 55 degrees off of Cleveland.

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