** 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: There has been very little walleye fishing effort in the western basin recently. The best catches have come from E of Kelleys Island along the Canadian 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 the Toledo water intake, the Toledo lighthouse, between Marblehead and Kelleys Island, between Green and Rattlesnake Islands, NW of Kelleys Islands, and N of Ballast Island. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Walleye fishing has been good around the sandbar between Vermilion and Lorain, 70 NW of the Chagrin River, 79 to 80 N of Wildwood State Park, 71 to 73 N of Lakeshore Park Ashtabula, and 72 to 75 NW of Conneaut. Trollers are using pink, red, gold, black, perch, silver spoons and worm harnesses off dipsy divers, planer boards and jet divers.
Yellow perch fishing has been good to excellent in 42 NE of Gordon Park, 37 to 41 N-NE of Wildwood State Park, 45 to 50 NW of Fairport Harbor and 58 to 62 NE of Conneaut. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
White bass fishing has been fair off the Eastlake CEI and Fairport Piers. Always difficult to predict when they will come in close to shore. Anglers are using agitators and small yellow or white jigs along with small spinners. Mornings and evenings have been the best.
Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature is 75 degrees off of Toledo and 76 degrees off of Cleveland.