**2006 fishing licenses expired on 2/28/07. The walleye daily bag limit is 4 fish from March 1 through April 30. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15”.**|
**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.**
North winds pushed all remaining ice in the western basin into the Ohio shoreline. Although the ice is melting we are still a week or so away from ice-free open water. Once the ice has cleared fishing will start to heat up. Plenty of male walleye will be available for anglers jigging on the Camp Perry reefs, Maumee Bay, and nearshore from Toledo to Huron. Larger female walleye can be caught by trolling minnow imitating stickbaits in the open water around the reefs and islands. Be extremely cautious with water temperatures in the mid 30’s.
Maumee and Sandusky River walleye report- For recent updates on the tributary walleye fishery visit the Division of Wildlife web page at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/fishing/freport/walleyerunreport.htm
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
To view the predicted weather forecast for Lake Erie visit: http://weather.noaa