Lake Erie Region Fishing Report – March 15th, 2013
• The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie from March 1 through April 30 is four fish per angler with a 15-inch minimum size limit.
• The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie.
• The trout and salmon daily bag limit is two fish per angler. The minimum size limit for trout and salmon is 12 inches.
• The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is five fish per angler with a 14-inch minimum size limit.
Lake Erie still has too much ice for boat access, but the ice is not good enough for ice fishing. There have not been any reports of fishing activity recently.
When Maumee River and Sandusky River walleye fishing starts later this month reports will be available at: www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/FishingProspectsandReports/fishingfreportwalleyerunreport/tabid/6127/Default.aspx
The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reports that steelhead streams from Vermilion to Conneaut Creek are high and muddy but levels are coming down. The Rocky and Chagrin rivers will be the first to give up fish, the newspaper reported.
The water temperature as of March 5 was 32 degrees off of Toledo and 33 degrees off of Cleveland, according to the near shore marine forecast.