** The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 6 fish. 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”.
** The Lake Erie black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) daily bag limit is closed to possession May 1 through June 24.**
Walleye fishing has been best NW of West Sister Island, off of Niagara Reef, N of West Reef, and along the Canadian border east of Gull Island Shoal. Fish have been caught by trolling with divers and spoons, inline weights and worm harnesses, and crankbaits. Fish can also be caught by casting mayfly rigs or drifting with bottom bouncers and worm harnesses.
Yellow perch fishing has been best E of Ballast Island, E of the Kelleys Island airport, and S of Gull Island Shoal using minnows on perch spreaders fished near the bottom.
Walleye have been caught in the evenings in 15-25’ around the Cleveland breakwalls. Anglers are using stick baits such as rapalas, husky jerks, and bombers.
Yellow perch fishing has been good 36-40’ NW of Gordon Park in Cleveland, 25-28’ NW of Wildwood State Park, 42’ N of Geneva and 32-35’ N-NE of Ashtabula.
Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore anglers are catching fish off East 55 St Pier in Cleveland and Headlands Beach Pier out at the lighthouse. Anglers are using spreaders with shiners and the mornings have been best.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.