ODNR Fishing Report 04/10/2012:

Article Posted: April 18, 2012

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** The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 4 fish per angler from March 1 through April 30. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15�. On May 1 the daily limit will return to 6 fish per angler.**

** 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 with a minimum size limit of 12�.

** The Lake Erie black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) daily bag limit is 5 fish with a minimum size limit of 14� through April 30. It is illegal to possess black bass in Ohio waters of Lake Erie from May 1 through June 29. The season re-opens on Saturday, June 30.**

Walleye fishing was good through the past weekend (as of 4/18/12). Anglers trolling around the reefs and outer buoys of the Camp Perry firing range, near Crib Reef, and D-can have had success with crankbaits in the top 15� of water; deep husky jerks, deep rogues, and reef runners 20-60� back at 1.0-1.5 miles per hour are working best. Jig fishing has slowed after the wind storms this weekend, but has been best along the shoreline from Davis-Besse to Turtle Creek and on some of the reefs in the Camp Perry firing range, especially Crib Reef and Locust Reef.

Yellow Perch � some yellow perch have been caught near the Marblehead Lighthouse to the southeast corner of Kelley�s Island. Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

For Maumee River and Sandusky River updates please visit: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/
FishingProspectsandReports/fishingfreportwalleyerunreport/tabid/6127/Default.aspx

The water temperature is 50 degrees off of Toledo and 46 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

Steelhead Trout: For the Steelhead fishing report see the ohiodnr.com web site: Go to - Wildlife - Fishing - Lake Erie - Steelhead trout fishing

Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.



Source: ODNR






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