** The daily bag limit for Lake Erie walleye is 6 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15”. **|
** The daily bag limit for Lake Erie yellow perch is 25 fish per angler in waters west of the Huron pier. The 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 May 16 through August 31 the steelhead daily bag limit is 5 fish. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches. **
** The daily bag limit for Lake Erie black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) is 5 fish per angler. The minimum size limit is 14”. **
Walleye fishing was slow in most of the western basin during the week of June 29; however, fishing has improved around the Toledo shipping channel. The best fishing was from 5 miles W and NW of West Sister Island to the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel. Drifters are using bottom bouncers with worm harnesses or are casting mayfly rigs. Trollers were catching fish on worm harnesses fished with inline weights or bottom bouncers, and also on spoons fished with dipsy divers or jet divers.
Yellow perch fishing has been best S of Green Island and around Kelleys Island. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Walleye fishing has been good in 66-67’ NW off Wildwood State Park, 72-74’ NE and NW off Fairport and 72-74’ NW off Geneva. Trollers are using green, yellow jacket, orange, silver, and purple worm harnesses, crank baits, stick baits, and spoons off jet divers, dipsy divers and planer boards. Anglers are fishing down 30 to 50‘. The best times are in the evening and early morning.
Yellow perch fishing has been good in 40-50’ NW off Edgewater State Park, 41-46’ NW off Chagrin River, 58-70’ N off Ashtabula and Conneaut. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Steelhead are being caught by anglers trolling for walleye. The best location has been NE and NW of Fairport in 72-74’. See the walleye section for trolling details.
Based on the nearshore marine forecast the water temperature is 70 off of Toledo and 69 off of Cleveland.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.