**The walleye daily bag limit is 4 fish from March 1 through April 30. 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.**
Ohio waters of the western basin are primarily ice-free, but floating chunks of ice are still present as of 3/27. Over the weekend of 3/24 walleye fishing got under way with most of the fish that were caught coming from anglers that jigged on the Camp Perry reef complex. Cone reef was on of the best areas. As the water warms expect jig fishing to be good on most of the Camp Perry reefs and in nearshore areas all the way from Maumee Bay to Cedar Point. Larger female walleye can be caught by trolling minnow imitating stickbaits in the open water around the reefs and islands.
Surface temperatures currently range from 36 to 42 degrees.
Maumee and Sandusky River walleye report- For recent updates on the tributary walleye fishery visit the Division of Wildlife web page at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/fishing/freport/walleyerunreport.htm
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