**The walleye daily bag limit is 6 fish. A 15" minimum size limit for walleye remains in effect for the entire season. The Lake Erie daily bag limit for yellow perch is 40 fish. The daily bag limit for black bass on Lake Erie is 5. The minimum size limit for black bass on Lake Erie is 14". The steelhead trout bag limit 2. The minimum size limit for steelhead is 12 inches.**|
Ice fishing for walleye was excellent the weekend of February 10 before the winter storm hit. Fish were caught off of Crane Creek, SE of Rattlesnake Island, off the South Bass Island state park, and 1 to 3 miles W of Catawba State park. Most fish were 18 to 22” with a few larger fish. Strong NE winds on 2/13 will most likely cause a water level change and could drastically change ice conditions. Before planning an ice fishing trip call bait stores or ice guides to check local conditions. Also pay attention to wind forecasts when venturing out on the main lake. Wind shifts can cause wide cracks to open in the ice and prevent crossing back over the crack when trying to return.
Steelhead: For recent updates on the steelhead fishery visit the Division of Wildlife steelhead web page at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/fishing/fairport/steelhead.htm