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Friday, January 03, 2014 9:00 PM

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Division of Wildlife

The Lake Erie Fish Ohio Report

LAKE ERIE

The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is six fish per angler; minimum size limit 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.

Lake-wide

Recent weather conditions have limited fishing opportunities on Lake Erie.

Steelhead Fishing: Rivers are in poor fishing condition as most streams are slushy, have side ice, or are frozen over; the persistent cold may keep streams locked up into late next week. Steelhead have been well distributed throughout the river reaches. Spin-fishing anglers have been using salmon or trout eggs, emerald shiners or small marabou jigs tipped with maggots under a bobber; fly anglers have been using streamers, nymphs, wooly buggers, sucker spawn and other egg patterns.

Vermilion River: Fish from the Vermilion boat ramp upstream to Birmingham.

Rocky River: Fish from the Metroparks marina up to the Lagoon dam.

Cuyahoga River: Fish near the State Route 82 dam up through the CVNRA.

Chagrin River: Fish from the soccer fields upstream to North Chagrin Reservation.

Grand River: Fish from the Fairport pier up to Harpersfield Dam.

Arcola Creek: Fish the river mouth, estuary and creek in the metropark.

Ashtabula River: Fish from East 24th Street access up to Indian Trails Park.

Conneaut Creek: Fish from the Woodworth Road boat ramp in the river up to the state line.

Don’t forget the daily bag limit of 2 steelhead trout and salmon in the aggregate valid through May 15.

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Free “Basics of Coyote Hunting/Trapping” Workshop in Akron

AKRON — Sportsmen and women interested in pursuing coyotes are encouraged to attend a free, informational workshop provided by Division of Wildlife on Jan. 22 in Akron.

DOW biologists will cover very basic topics such as life history, calling techniques (call types and setups), appropriate firearms and ammunition, field sets and scouting.

The workshop will be from 6-9 p.m. at Wildlife District Three, 912 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Call Ken Fry at (330) 245-3030.

 

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