**The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) season is closed to possession (catch and release only) from May 1 through June 27. Beginning June 28 the daily bag limit is 5 fish with a 14” minimum size limit.**|
**The steelhead trout daily bag limit is 2 through May 15. From May 16 through August 31 the bag limit is 5. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.**
**The walleye bag limit is 6 fish per day. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15”.**
**The yellow perch daily bag limit on Lake Erie is 30 fish per day.**
The walleye spawning season is ending and fish are migrating towards summer locations. Over the past week the best fishing has been in the area west of South Bass Island between Green Island and Rattlesnake Island, and along the Canadian border from North Bass Island to Gull Island Shoal. Drifting with worm harnesses or casting mayfly rigs will be productive as fish move off of spawning grounds and into surrounding open water. Trollers have been catching fish on worm harnesses fished with inline weights, snap weights, or divers. Crankbaits and spoons are also catching fish.
Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 55 off of Toledo and 52 off of Cleveland.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating