Lake Erie Region Fishing Report – April 25th, 2014
• The daily bag limit for walleyes on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is four fish per angler from March 1 through April 30. The minimum size limit for walleyes 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 with a minimum size limit of 12 inches.
• The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is five fish per angler with a 14-inch minimum size limit.
Where: Fishing has been excellent. Anglers trolling caught large fish outside of the reef complex, mostly south of “F” and “G” cans of the Camp Perry firing range, and also along the east buoys of the firing range. Anglers jigging caught fish on the reefs of the Camp Perry firing range and also in eight to 15 feet of water along the shoreline west of the firing range.
How: For trolling, using deep diving crankbaits such as Rapala deep husky jerks and Reef Runners caught fish primarily in the middle of the water column at speeds around one mph. Hair jigs tipped with emerald shiners are the most popular jigging lures.