Ice fishing at Wallace Lake. (Mike Durkalec, Cleveland Metroparks)

Are you ice fishing?

Anglers are just beginning to venture onto Cleveland area harbors of Lake Erie, reports Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec in his weekly fishing report.

Fishing for steelhead, yellow perch, northern pike and panfish was great last year at Edgewater and Gordon Park boat ramps, as well as Wildwood Marina. 

This year, smaller gizzard shad are extremely abundant, making it tougher for anglers, Durkalec said.