Lake Erie Region Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016
Note: see wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/fishingregulations for site-specific regulations and recent changes to them.
• The daily bag limit for walleyes in Ohio waters of Lake Erie is six fish per angler. The minimum size limit for walleyes is 15 inches.
• The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler in all Ohio waters of Lake Erie.
• The trout and salmon daily bag limit is five fish per angler through Aug. 31. The minimum size limit is 12 inches.
• Possession of black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) is prohibited through June 24.
Where: The best walleye catches have come from the area off Crane Creek, “A” and “B” cans of the Camp Perry firing range, near Niagara Reef, and around Green, Rattlesnake, and Mouse islands.
How: Most fish have been caught by trolling with crankbaits or worm harnesses, or by casting with weight forward spinners or mayfly rigs.
Where: Some walleyes have been caught nearshore off Huron, from Cranberry Creek to Vermilion, and near Lorain. Anglers are also catching fish north of Cleveland and in the Fairport Harbor area in 10 to 28 feet of water. The best fishing has been in the evenings.
How: Anglers trolling have caught fish using deep diving crankbaits and worm harnesses.
Where: Rough weather has slowed down fishing from Cleveland to Conneaut. Try fishing in 35 to 45 feet of water when the weather allows. Fishing from shore has been spotty off the E. 55th street and E. 72nd street piers in Cleveland.
How: Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include largemouth/smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, walleyes, steelhead, and panfish.