Lake Erie Region Fishing Report – May 9th, 2013
• The daily bag limit for walleyes on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is six fish per angler. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15 inches.
• 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 through May 15. The daily bag limit increases to five from May 16 through Aug. 31. The minimum size limit for trout and salmon is 12 inches.
• Black bass fishing is closed to possession (no harvest) through June 28. On Saturday, June 29, the daily bag limit returns to five fish per angler with a 14-inch minimum size limit.
The best walleye fishing over the past week has been around the Camp Perry firing range and the Bass Islands. Trollers have caught fish around the outer cans of the Camp Perry firing range, west of the Bass Islands, and to a lesser extent around Kelleys Island. Crankbaits and worm harnesses have both caught fish. Fish have been caught by jigging nearshore west of the reefs and on reefs within the Camp Perry firing range. Purple or green hair jigs have been the lure of choice for jiggers.