Lake Erie Fishing Report 6 March 2022

Baked walleye
Baked walleye

Lake Erie open water fishing is off to a fast and great start in 2022. The study report is out and Lake Erie had a record hatch for walleye and perch! Below is your Lake Erie Fishing Report for 6 March 2022.

Where: Most anglers chose to fish Huron, OH this weekend because it has the least floating ice. There were also some anglers fishing Sandusky Bay and the Maumee River. As the ice melts more look for the more Western ports to become accessible.

How: All of the anglers we spoke to in Huron, OH were trolling a variety of crankbaits. 1.2 mph – 1.6 mph were the most targeted speeds. Below is a list of crankbaits used this weekend.

Bandit Deep Walleye
Rapala Deep Husky Jerk
Smithwick Perfect 10

Specific Location: North of the Huron river produced most of the fish. West and North of the River was also good. One group limited East of the river in 32 FOW as well. Most anglers reported large migrating schools. All fish were still in winter weight.

Fishing the Rivers: Fishing the rivers in the spring is just as popular as being on Lake Erie. A lot of fish spawn in the Maumee and Sandusky rivers. Both rivers have a lot of access. Check the ODNR website for access points. The first walleye of the year has been caught in both rivers, so it should only get better from here. Typically the third week of March is very good fishing. Remember to follow the Ohio regulations when fishing the rivers. Below is some of the more common tackle used for wade fishing. If you want more information there is an in depth article HERE!

Floating Jig Heads
Egg Sinkers
Fluorocarbon Fishing Line

Look for another Lake Erie Fishing Report as the ice melts more and folks can get to the reef complex in the Western Basin.