** The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie 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 trout and salmon daily bag limit is 5 through August 31. The minimum size limit for trout and salmon is 12”.
** Black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) fishing is closed to possession (no harvest) through June 28. On Saturday, June 29 the daily bag limit returns to 5 fish per angler with a 14” minimum size limit.**
Walleye fishing was good over the past week (as of 6/25). The best areas were N of West Sister Island, “B” and “C” cans of the Camp Perry firing range, Northwest Reef (W of North Bass Island), and 2-4 miles E of Kelleys Island. Trollers have been catching fish on worm harnesses or with divers and spoons. Drifters are using worm harnesses with bottom bouncers or are casting mayfly rigs.
Yellow perch fishing was good over the past week (as of 6/25). The best areas have been around the Toledo water intake, NE of West Sister Island, “C” can of the Camp Perry firing range, between South Bass Island and Green Island, and 1-3 miles E of the Kelleys Island airport. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth Bass fishing has been very good around South Bass Island. Anglers are using soft-craws, tube jigs, and crankbaits.
Walleye fishing has been good W of the Huron dumping grounds, at the weather buoy, 1.5 miles N of Beaver Creek, and nearshore from Sheffield to Avon point. Fishing has been excellent in 63-65’ of water N of Rocky River, in 62-65’ of water N of Gordon Park, in 65-70’ of water NW of Fairport Harbor and in 60-69’ of water NE of the Geneva. Anglers are trolling dipsy and jet divers with worm harnesses and spoons.
Yellow perch fishing has been excellent in 30’ of water NE of Gordon Park, in 37’ of water N of Chagrin River, in 42-52’ of water NW of Fairport Harbor (the hump) and in 21-44’ of water N of the Ashtabula. Shore anglers are catching fish off E. 55th St in Cleveland. Spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 15 to 25’ of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Largemouth bass are also being caught in the same areas. Anglers are using soft-craws and leeches.
White Bass has been good in the evenings off Euclid Beach. Anglers are using agitators with jigs and small spoons.
Rock Bass are being caught off the breakwalls in Fairport Harbor.
Channel Catfish has been very good along the Grand River. Anglers are using chicken livers and large chubs.
The water temperature is 71 degrees off of Toledo and 65 degrees off of Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.