** The daily bag limit for Lake Erie walleye is 6 fish per angler through February 28. The daily bag limit will drop to 4 fish per angler March 1 through April 30. 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 2 fish per angler through May 15. 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 through April 30 with a minimum size limit of 14”.**
Warm weather with wind and rain has damaged much of the main lake ice that had started forming on Lake Erie as of 1/4/11. There have been reports of ice fishing for panfish on some of the protected harbors in the western basin. Check with local bait shops or guides before venturing out on Erie’s ice.
To view the most recent steelhead fishing report on the Division of Wildlife web page visit: 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.