**2006 fishing licenses expire on 2/28/07. 2007 fishing licenses will be required on 3/1/07. March 1 through April 30 the walleye daily bag limit is 4 fish. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15”.**|
**The Lake Erie daily bag limit for yellow perch is 40 fish. The daily bag limit for black bass on Lake Erie is 5. The minimum size limit for black bass on Lake Erie is 14". The steelhead trout bag limit 2. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.**
Ice fishing for walleye continued to be excellent over the weekend of 2/24. Fish were caught 2 to 5 miles off of Crane Creek and Camp Perry, W of South Bass Island, and 1 to 3 miles W of Catawba State park. Most fish were 18 to 22” with a few larger fish. With warmer weather in the forecast be aware that ice conditions can change quickly. Before planning an ice fishing trip call bait stores or ice guides to check local conditions. Also pay attention to wind forecasts when venturing out on the main lake. Wind shifts can cause wide cracks to open in the ice and prevent crossing back over the crack when trying to return.
Steelhead: For recent updates on the steelhead fishery visit the Division of Wildlife steelhead web page at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/fishing/fairport/steelhead.htm