ODNR Fishing Report for 01/20/2009: OH

Article Posted: January 20, 2009

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**The daily bag limit for Lake Erie yellow perch dropped from 30 to 25 fish per angler effective July 1, 2008 in waters west of the Huron pier. The daily bag limit will remain at 30 fish per angler in Ohio waters from Huron eastward. Any boats landing west of Huron, Ohio will be subject to the 25 fish daily bag limit, while boats landing at Huron or points east will be subject to a 30 fish daily bag limit. Shore-based anglers west of the Huron pier will be subject to a 25 fish daily bag limit, while those on the pier and eastward will remain at 30 fish daily.**

**From September 1 through May 15 the steelhead trout daily bag limit is 2 fish. 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 black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) daily bag limit is 5 fish with a 14� minimum size limit.**

Western Basin

Cold weather is building ice on the western basin and ice fishing is getting underway. Over the past weekend (1/17/09) walleye were caught 1 to 3 miles off of Catawba State Park and also near Green Island. Good ice was reported in the areas being fished, but anglers should still be extremely cautious of isolated areas of poor ice. Check with local ice guides or tackle stores before heading out. Remember that shifting winds can cause large cracks to open up between sheets of ice. Currents below the ice can also eat away at the thickness of the ice and cause thin areas that aren�t obvious from the surface.

Steelhead

For up-to-date steelhead reports visit our web site at:

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/fisheriesmanagementplaceholder/fishingfairportsteelhead/tabid/6166/Default.aspx

Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.


Source: ODNR






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