Regulations to Remember: |
There is very little fishing activity on Lake Erie right now. There is still ice on Erie's western basin, but access has become very dangerous.
Ice jams on the river caused flooding and pushed large ice sheets out of the river banks, causing significant structural damage to roads, trails and parking lots in some areas. After the ice jams broke up and the river receded, large blocks of ice remained which must now be removed.
Anglers looking for other access areas are reminded that Fort Meigs Fishing Access and Orleans Park in Perrysburg and White Street access in Maumee remain open. Some areas off Harrison Street are accessible, but much of the tow path and access trails are closed on both sides of Conant Street. For boaters, the Maple Street and Cory Street boat ramps are open.
For status updates and the latest information about ongoing cleanup efforts, refer to the Wood County and Toledo Metroparks' pages at: woodcountyparkdistrict.org and metroparkstoledo.com.
Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.