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Fish Ohio Report, 8-12-15

August 14, 2015
ODNR

* The daily bag limit for walleye in Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 6 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for walleye 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 5 fish per angler. The minimum size limit is 12 inches.

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Some impressive fall crappie fishing is right around the corner. File photo by Larry Claypool

* The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler with a 14 inch minimum size limit.

Lake Erie

Western Basin

Walleye

Where: Walleye have been caught in 20 feet of water off Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and off Lakeside.

How: Anglers trolling have caught fish on spoons behind divers and on worm harnesses with inline weights or bottom bouncers. Anglers casting are using weight forward spinners or mayfly rigs.

Yellow Perch

Where: Yellow perch have been caught near the Toledo harbor light, north of "A" can and "B" can of the Camp Perry firing range, south of Middle Island, near Starve Island, southwest of Kelleys Island, and off Lakeside.

How: Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass

Where: Smallmouth bass have been caught along the shorelines of the Bass Islands and on some of the reefs of the Camp Perry firing range. Largemouth bass have been caught on the main lake shoreline around Catawba and Marblehead, and in harbors in the same area.

How: Bass have been caught on tube jigs, crankbaits and drop shot rigs.

Central Basin

Walleye

Where: Walleye have been caught on the south end of the sandbar, near Cranberry Creek, and at the weather buoy at the north end of the sandbar. Good fishing was reported 8 miles northeast of Conneaut in 70 feet of water.

How: Anglers are trolling Dipsy Divers or planer boards with Jet Divers, with purple, chrome or gold spoons and stick baits.

Yellow Perch

Where: Anglers are catching fish north of Edgewater Park in 38 to 44 feet of water, north of Ashtabula Lakeshore Park in 60 feet of water and northeast of Conneaut in 59 to 70 feet of water. Shore fishing has been slow off the piers in Cleveland and Fairport Harbor.

How: Perch spreaders with shiners and minnows fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

Smallmouth Bass

Where: Fishing has been good in 15 to 17 feet of water around harbor areas in Fairport Harbor, Cleveland, Ashtabula and Conneaut.

How: Anglers are using crayfish, leeches and drop shot rigs.

The Lake Erie water temperature is 72 off Toledo and 75 off Cleveland according to the nearshore marine forecast.

Sandusky River and Maumee River

* Sandusky River and Maumee River walleye fishing update

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

 
 

 

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