** 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.
** The Lake Erie black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler with a minimum size limit of 14.**
Walleye: The best fishing in the western basin continues to be NW of West Sister Island, off of Crane Creek, W of the Bass Islands up to the international border including northwest reef, and 5 miles E of Gull Island shoal along the international border. Casters are using mayfly rigs or drifting bottom bouncers with worm harnesses. Trollers are catching fish on spoons with dipsys or jet divers, or on worm harnesses with inline weights.
Yellow perch: The best perch reports have come from between Marblehead and Kelleys Island, in Kelleys Islands north bay, and off of Ballast Island. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Walleye fishing has been good W of the sandbar (N of Vermilion), in 70-79 N of Edgewater State Park, 70-75 N of the Chagrin River, 68 to 73 NE of Geneva, and in 65 to 76 NE of Conneaut. Anglers are fishing down 50 to 64. Trollers are using pink, red, yellow, black, purple, orange and green spoons and worm harnesses off dipsy divers, planer boards and jet divers.
Yellow perch fishing has been good to excellent in 35-40 NW of Edgewater State Park, 35-40 NW of Wildwood State Park, 33-50 NW of Fairport Harbor ( the hump) and 45 to 52 of water NW of Ashtabula. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 74 degrees off of Toledo and 72 degrees off of Cleveland.