** 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 yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie.**
** The steelhead daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler through August 31. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.
Walleye: Muddy water has limited walleye fishing in the far western basin. Farther east the best fishing was around Niagara Reef, “D” can of the Camp Perry firing range, from Green Island to North Bass Island, and also NE of Kelleys Island. Casters are switching over to mayfly rigs or drifting bottom bouncers with worm harnesses. Trollers are catching fish on spoons and dipsys or jet divers, worm harnesses with inline weights, or with crankbaits.
Walleye fishing has been excellent between Ruggles Reef and Lorain in 28 to 32’ of water, and nearshore in 10-25’ off Cleveland. Anglers are also catching fish in 35-44’ off Fairport Harbor. Trollers are using crank baits, spoons and worm harnesses off planer boards and jet divers and also flatline trolling. Fishing is picking up on the piers at Eastlake and Cleveland. The best times are in the evening and early morning.
Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 61 degrees off of Toledo and 54 degrees off of Cleveland.