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Lake Erie Fishing



Lake Erie Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake Erie, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Yellow Perch

  2. Yellow Perch

    There is a 44.44% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 16 Yellow Perch counted.

    Lake Erie Yellow Perch Counts Chart
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  3. Bluegill

  4. Bluegill

    There is a 11.11% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 4 Bluegill counted.

    Lake Erie Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  5. Bowfin

  6. Bowfin

    There is a 8.33% catch rate for Bowfin, based on 3 Bowfin counted.

    Lake Erie Bowfin Counts Chart
    Bowfin

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  7. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

  8. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

    There is a 8.33% catch rate for Pumpkinseed Sunfish, based on 3 Pumpkinseed Sunfish counted.

    Lake Erie Pumpkinseed Sunfish Counts Chart
    Pumpkinseed

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  9. Largemouth Bass

  10. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 5.56% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 2 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Lake Erie Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  11. Rock Bass

  12. Rock Bass

    There is a 5.56% catch rate for Rock Bass, based on 2 Rock Bass counted.

    Lake Erie Rock Bass Counts Chart
    Rock

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  13. White Bass

  14. White Bass

    There is a 5.56% catch rate for White Bass, based on 2 White Bass counted.

    Lake Erie White Bass Counts Chart
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  15. Black Crappie

  16. Black Crappie

    There is a 2.78% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 1 Black Crappie counted.

    Lake Erie Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

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  17. Burbot

  18. Burbot

    There is a 2.78% catch rate for Burbot, based on 1 Burbot counted.

    Lake Erie Burbot Counts Chart
    Burbot

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  19. Redfin Pickerel

  20. Redfin Pickerel

    There is a 2.78% catch rate for Redfin Pickerel, based on 1 Redfin Pickerel counted.

    Lake Erie Redfin Pickerel Counts Chart
    Redfin

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Recommendations above based on 11 species of fish and 36 fish counted for May around Lake Erie.

To date, there are 33 species of fish and a total of 5955 fish counted for Lake Erie and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1873 (151 years).

Last Update: 5/21/2024 2:40:12 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Lake Erie are the following:

  1. Conneaut Harbor Brkwtr


  2. wreck-10016


  3. wreck-10023


  4. Ashtabula E Brlwtr


  5. JAMES H. REED
    Attributes RECRD 2042 VESSLTERMS JAMES H. REED FEATURE_TYPE Wreck - Submerged, dangerous to surface navigation LATDEC 42.271383 LONDEC -80.799817 GP_QUALITY Low DEPTH 0 SOUNDI


  6. Eastlake Intake Brkwtr


  7. Ashtabula Inner Brkwtr


  8. wreck-9937


  9. wreck-9931


  10. wreck-9938


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Latest Lake Erie Fishing Reports

  • spring 2014
    After one of the coldest longest winters in some time we are starting to see signs of good fishing in the rivers. Several reports today of decent steelhead in the Chagrin and


  • 04-01-2013
    Congratulations to our winners of the 2012-2013 steelhead tournament. There were alot of big fish caught. 1. Keith Madison    16# 15oz  33 1/8 in 2. Toby Nice           13# 1o


  • 03-23-2013
    Welcome to spring in northeast Ohio. Even with the cold we have seen some nice fish the last couple of days. The largest was 13+ lb out of Conneaut some decent numbers from Ch


  • March 5th 2013
    The Grand River flow is now 629 and starting to look really good. If we can dodge this next system of rain/snow tomorrow we should have some of the best fishing so far of the


  • 02-16-2013
    The last 2 days we have seen several nice catches from The Chagrin including another 14lb + fish. The flow on the Grand is 750 and we are starting to see a few fish caught. Th


  • 02-07-2013
    We are starting to see some open fishable water in all the northeast Ohio streams. Warmer temps today should open things up without bringing the flows up too much. The few fis


  • 01-18-2013
    starting to see a few fish caught in the grand this morning and with the flow continuing down Saturday and Sunday will be the days to fish it. Yesterday a number of decent cat


  • 01-09-2013
    Another 14lb plus fish out of the Grand River yesterday along with several other nice size fish. No huge numbers of steelhead caught this week but certainly several quality fi


  • 12-28-2012
    With the Grand River below 800 on the flow we should see some decent catches this weekend. We've had some slush in parts of the river but fish were caught today in several of


  • 12-19-2012
    Looks like it will be a while before the northeast Ohio rivers will fish depends on rainfall amounts tomorrow. The Grand River had some spectacular fishing on Sunday and Monda


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Top Lake Erie Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Conrad's Bait & Tackle


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Top Lake Erie Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Mary C II Lake Erie Fishing Charters


  2. Compensator Lake Erie Fishing Charters


  3. Kona Babe Charters


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