**On Saturday, June 25 the black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass)|
season opened on Ohio waters of Lake Erie. The daily bag limit is 5 and
the minimum size limit is 14 inches.**
This past weekend (June 25 and 26) walleye fishing was slow in Ohio
waters of the western basin. The best walleye fishing has been NW of
the turnaround buoy, between the turnaround buoy and West Sister Island,
and S of "F" and "G" cans of the Canadian border. Drifting or trolling
worm harnesses and trolling spoons produce the most fish.
Yellow perch fishing has been good recently. The best areas have been S
of Niagara Reef, W of Kelleys Island, and around Gull Island Shoal.
Fish just off the bottom using perch spreaders tipped with shiners.
The best smallmouth bass fishing has been around the Bass Islands,
Kelleys Island and Sandusky Bay. Largemouth bass have been caught in
Sandusky Bay, East Harbor and West Harbor.
Lake Erie surface temperatures range from 68 to 74 degrees.