ODNR Fishing Report for 9/10/2014:

Article Posted: September 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.
The trout and salmon daily bag limit is 2 fish per angler. The minimum size limit is 12 inches.
The daily bag limit for black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) in Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 5 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for black bass is 14 inches.

Western Basin

Walleye
Where: Walleye fishing has been slow in the western basin. The best reports have come from off Crane Creek, around "L" can of the Camp Perry firing range, and off Cedar Point.
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 has been good based on numbers of fish but the sizes of fish have been running small, including a lot of throwbacks. The best spots have been northeast of West Sister Island, 5 miles east of West Sister Island, north of "B" can of the Camp Perry firing range, off Niagara Reef, Rattlesnake Island, Green Island, the green buoy off Catawba State Park, around "F" can of the Camp Perry firing range, southeast of Kelleys Island, and off Kelleys Island Shoal.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth Bass
Where: Smallmouth bass are being caught around Middle Bass Island and Kelleys Island.
How: Smallmouth bass have been caught on tube jigs, crankbaits or jerkbaits.

Largemouth bass
Where: Largemouth bass are being caught in the harbors and bays in the western basin and also along the main lake shoreline around Catawba.
How: Largemouth bass are being caught on crankbaits, spinner baits and soft plastics.


Central Basin

Walleye
Where: Fishing has been good around the sandbar including the weather buoy at the north end of the sandbar. Excellent fishing has been reported in 72-feet of water northwest-north-northeast of Ashtabula and in 70-to-72 feet of water north-northwest of Conneaut.
How: Anglers are using planer boards or Dipsy divers with worm harnesses, spoons and stick baits.

Yellow perch
Where: Anglers are catching perch off the condos east of Vermilion. Excellent fishing in 35-to-42 feet of water north-northwest of Edgewater Park, in 37-to-44 feet of water northeast of Gordon Park, in 32-to-60 feet of water north of Fairport Harbor, and in 56-to-72 feet of water north-northwest Conneaut. Fishing from shore has been spotty off the E. 55th Street and E. 72nd Street piers in Cleveland and at the long pier off Mentor Headlands.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth bass and Largemouth Bass
Where: Fishing has been good around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and north-northwest.
How: Anglers are using crank baits, drop shot rigs with leeches and soft craws.

White bass
Where: Anglers fishing from boats are catching white bass north of Cleveland, Eastlake and Fairport Harbor in 37-to-44 feet of water. Watch for the gulls feeding on the surface and the white bass will be below the school of emerald shiners. Anglers fishing from shore are catching fish off the piers in Cleveland, Eastlake and the Grand River, with the evenings being the best. It is always hard to predict when the fishing will pick up for white bass.
How: Anglers are using small spoons, spinners and agitators with jigs tipped with twister tails.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 71 off Toledo and 70 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.



Source: ODNR






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