ODNR logoOHIO – Anglers are reminded that the daily limits for walleye are reduced beginning March 1, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. Beginning March 1, anglers fishing the Ohio waters of Lake Erie may only take 4 walleye per day and the size limit of 15 inches remains in effect.

With so many ice anglers fishing Lake Erie this winter, the Division of Wildlife wants to remind people aware of the change. Anglers who fish Lake Erie tributaries in the spring are accustomed to the change. However, it has been several years since ice anglers have had the opportunity to be out during this time period.

“We just want to get the word out to anglers that the daily limit will be reduced beginning this Saturday,” said Kevin Newsome, Wildlife Officer Supervisor. “There are a lot of anglers from throughout Ohio and other states coming up to Lake Erie and we want them to know about the change.”

From March 1, 2014 through April 30, 2014 the daily bag limit on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie for any combination of walleye, sauger and saugeye is 4 with a minimum size restriction of 15 inches. The daily bag limit has been 6 since last May. Anglers are encouraged to review the Ohio Fishing Regulations for additional information and regulations.

Regulations from May 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 will be set later this spring after the Lake Erie Committee meeting.

For more information about fishing Lake Erie or Ohio’s fishing regulations visit the Division of Wildlife’s website at wildohio.com.