Floating ice on the main lake still exists as of 3/25/08, but it looks like we are close to having open water in the western basin. Fishing activity has been minimal, but will start picking up in the next few weeks. Expect historically good spring areas such as the main lake shoreline around Turtle Creek, the Camp Perry reef complex, the islands, Catawba and Marblehead to produce good early walleye fishing. Numbers of fish can be caught by jigging with hair jigs and minnows or vibrating blade baits, and trophies are usually caught by trolling open water areas around the spawning reefs. Use extreme caution when boating in 30 and 40 degree water temperatures.|
Based on the nearshore forecast the water temperature off of Toledo is 38 and 33 off of Cleveland.