**The walleye daily bag limit is 6 fish. A 15" minimum size limit for walleye remains in effect for the entire season. The Lake Erie daily bag limit for yellow perch is 40 fish. Lake Erie black bass (smallmouth and largemouth bass) are closed to possession (catch and release only) May 1 through June 23. The daily bag limit for black bass on Lake Erie is 5 after June 23. The minimum size limit for black bass on Lake Erie is 14". The steelhead trout bag limit increased to 5 on May 16. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.**|
Walleye fishing has been excellent. Fishing has been best in the gravel pit between the Toledo shipping channel and West Sister Island, around “A” can of the Camp Perry firing range, west and north of North Bass Island, and southwest of Gull Island Shoal. Drifters are using mayfly rigs or worm harnesses with bottom bouncers, while trollers are using worm harnesses, jet or dipsy divers and spoons, or crankbaits.
The best yellow perch fishing in the western basin has been off of Lakeside in 24’ of water, 1 mile east of the Marblehead lighthouse, and around “D” can of the Camp Perry firing range. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Walleye have been caught at night off of the Cleveland piers on Rapalas.
Yellow perch fishing has been best in 45’ 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.