Regulations to Remember: |
The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is four fish per angler from March 1 through April 30. On May 1 the daily bag limit will return to 6 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15 inches.
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 2 fish with a minimum size limit of 12 inches.
The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is five fish per angler with a 14-inch minimum size limit.
Where: Fishing has been excellent on Lake Erie. Anglers trolling are catching large fish outside of the reef complex around the buoys of the Camp Perry firing range and between Catawba Island and South Bass Island. Anglers jigging are catching fish on the reefs of the Camp Perry firing range and along the shoreline west of the firing range.
How: Anglers trolling are using deep diving crankbaits such as Rapala deep husky jerks and Reef Runners, primarily in the middle of the water column at speeds from 1.0 to 1.8 mph. Hair jigs tipped with emerald shiners are the most popular jigging lures.
The Lake Erie water temperature is 49 off Toledo and 42 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.