** The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 6 fish. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15”. **|
Walleye fishing is improving and has been best around West Sister Island, off of Niagara Reef, N of West Reef, E of North Bass Island on the Canadian border, and along the Canadian border E 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 has been good NW of Lorain in 46’ of water, 48-50’ N of Rocky River, 32-38’ and 52-56’ N of Edgewater Park, 32-42’ NW of Fairport and 47’ NW of Geneva. Anglers are using stick baits such as rapalas, husky jerks, and bombers. Anglers are also using spoons and worm harnesses.
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.