ODNR Fishing Report for 06/11/2014:

Article Posted: June 11, 2014

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Regulations to Remember:

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 inches.
The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie.
From May 16 through August 31 the daily bag limit increases to 5 fish per angler. The minimum size limit is 12 inches.
Black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass): May 1 through June 27 is closed to possession (catch and release only). On June 28 the daily bag limit returns to 5 fish per angler with a 14 inch minimum size limit.

Western Basin

Where: Walleye fishing has been excellent at the gravel pit, northwest of West Sister Island, around "A" can of the Camp Perry firing range, around Green Island, west of North Bass Island, and east of Kelleys Island.
How: Anglers trolling are using worm harnesses with inline weights, divers or bottom bouncers, and spoons pulled behind divers. Anglers casting are using mayfly rigs or are drifting with bottom bouncers and worm harnesses.

Yellow Perch
Where: Yellow perch fishing effort has been low with most good reports coming from north, east or south of Kelleys Island.
How:Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth Bass
Where: Smallmouth bass are being caught around island shorelines in less than 25-feet of water. How: Smallmouth bass have been caught on tube jigs and also on crankbaits or jerkbaits.

Largemouth bass
Where: Largemouth bass are being caught in the harbors and bays in the western basin.
How: Largemouth bass are being caught using crankbaits, spinner baits and soft plastics.

Central Basin

Where: Fishing has been excellent on the south and east sides of the Lorain dumping ground, in 30 to 40-feet of water north of Cleveland, in 32 to 37-feet and 60 to 63-feet of water northwest of Fairport Harbor, in 45 to 63-feet of water north-northwest of Geneva, and in 30 to 65-feet of water north-northwest of Ashtabula.
How: Nearshore anglers are using inline weights or small jet divers with worm harnesses. Offshore anglers are using Dipsy Divers or planer boards with worm harnesses and pink, green and purple spoons.

Yellow perch
Where:Anglers are catching fish in 30 to 50-feet of water north of Cleveland, Wildwood Park and Chagrin River, in 22 to 23-feet of water north-northwest of Fairport Harbor, and in 40 to 51-feet of water northwest of Conneaut. Shore fishing has been spotty off the E. 55th Street and E. 72nd Street piers in Cleveland. Fish are being caught off the west pier of the Grand River.
How:Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth bass
Where: Fishing has been excellent in 15 to 27-feet of water around the harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut.
How:Anglers are using soft craws, shiners, leeches, tube jigs, and are trolling crankbaits.

White bass
Where: Boat anglers are catching white bass north of Cleveland in 30 to 50-feet of water. Watch for the gulls feeding on the surface and the white bass will be below the school of emerald shiners.
How:Anglers are using agitators with jigs tipped with twister tails, small spoons and spinners.

Channel Catfish
Where: Fishing has been good along the Grand River.
How:Anglers are using night crawlers and large chubs.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 67 off Toledo and 52 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

Source: ODNR

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