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Fish Ohio Report, 2-26-14

February 26, 2014
ODNR

Lake Erie

Walleye

Where: Ice anglers have been catching walleye west and northwest of Catawba Island, between Catawba Island and South Bass Island, 3 to 7 miles north from Cooley Canal to Magee Marsh, and to a lesser extent west of South Bass Island around Green and Rattlesnake Islands. Be cautious when ice fishing the offshore areas of Lake Erie, as ice conditions can change quickly due to water currents and wind. Wind and warmer temperatures the week of February 17 changed ice conditions, especially around Mouse Island. Travel with caution and regularly check ice conditions before proceeding.

How: Most Lake Erie ice anglers targeting walleye are using jigging spoons tipped with emerald shiners.

Panfish

Where: Panfish have been caught in East Harbor.

How: Most panfish have been caught on ice jigs tipped with wax worms or soft plastics.

Regulations to Remember:

The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is six fish per angler through February 28. From March 1 through April 30 the daily bag limit reduces to 4 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 2 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.

Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating.

 
 

 

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