ODNR Fishing Report for 3/25/2015:

Article Posted: March 25, 2015

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Regulations to Remember:


**Starting March 1, the new 2015 fishing licenses are required**
The daily bag limit for walleye in Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 4 fish per angler through April 30. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15 inches.
The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler in 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) on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 5 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for black bass is 14 inches.

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.


**Anglers should be aware that some popular accesses and parking locations have been temporarily closed due to recent ice damage. Toledo's Side Cut Metropark and Wood County's Buttonwood Metropark have been closed because of safety concerns.

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.



Source: ODNR






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