ODNR Fishing Report 08/13/2013:

Article Posted: August 14, 2013

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** 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.

** The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler with a 14 minimum size limit.**

Western Basin

Walleye fishing was best N of the Toledo water intake, around West Sister Island, 3 miles N of Crane Creek, and N of C can of the Camp Perry range. Trollers have been catching fish on worm harnesses or with divers and spoons. Drifters are casting mayfly rigs or weight-forward spinners tipped with worms.

Yellow perch fishing was best around B can of the Camp Perry range, N of C can of the Camp Perry range, near the Canadian border S of East Sister Island, E of the Kelleys Island airport, and on the dumping grounds E of Marblehead. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Largemouth bass fishing continues to be good in harbors and nearshore areas around Catawba and Marblehead.

Central Basin

Walleye fishing has occasionally been good around the weather buoy along the Canadian border, W of Ruggles Reef, and around the Huron dumping grounds trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses. Excellent fishing was reported in 68-74 of water N of Ashtabula and in 65-74 of water NW of Conneaut. Anglers are trolling dipsy divers, jet divers and wire line with blue, yellow, purple, green, and orange spoons.

Yellow perch fishing has been good in 46-50 of water N of Cleveland and in 52 of water NW of Fairport Harbor. Excellent fishing was reported in 46-53 of water NE of Geneva, in 48-52 of water N of Ashtabula, and in 56-62 of water NW of Conneaut. Spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore fishing off the Cleveland area piers has been slow.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been good in 10 to 20 of water around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Anglers are using nightcrawlers, soft-craws, leeches and crankbaits.

White Bass fishing is picking up with small fish being caught off the short pier in Fairport harbor. Best spots to try are E. 55th St and E 72nd St Piers in Cleveland and the long pier in Grand River and the short pier in Fairport Harbor. On the lake, look for gulls feeding on shiners at the surface; the white bass will be below. Anglers are using agitators with jigs and small spoons.

The water temperature is 70 degrees off of Toledo and 73 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.



Source: ODNR






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