WE HAVE MINNOWS IN STOCK TODAY!
ALSO WE HAVE LEECHES-NIGHTCRAWLERS-GREEN NIGHTCRAWLERS-LEAF WORMS AND WAX WORMS FOR BAIT ALSO!
LEVEL: 580.19 AND AT A NORMAL LEVEL
WADING TO BLUEGRASS ISLAND ISÂ POSSIBLE
TEMP : 74 DEGREES
MONTHLY BIG CATFISH CONTEST IS STILL ON ..$ 25 DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE ..AND MUST BE CAUGHT IN THE MAUMEE RIVER.Â Â 43 LBS IS THE WEIGHT TO BEAT AS OF THIS MORNING.
LETS TALK BIG CATFISH! This 43lb catfish came in a few days ago, he was alive and released back into the river.Â This is becoming great sport here on the Maumee river as we as sportsman encourage and help clean up our river systems ,Â these big cats are becoming Â more abundant. Typically rigging a heavy catfish pole with 20lb test , using a steel leader ,big hooks and live bluegill for bait is what is triggering the bite for these Â big fish, and the y are located allover the Maumee. we have seen 30 lb.’s and up taken from downtown Toledo all the way up to Grand Rapids and DefianceÂ and all points between. So DREAM BIG and go get one of these river monsters.Â Feel free to stop by the shop and we can help you get rigged up and point you toward a good location.
LEECHES AND SMALLMOUTH BASS
Smallmouth bass loveÂ leeches.Â Anglers catch tons of smallmouth bass every year shallow and deep from spring through fall on leeches.Â As the water warms above 50 degrees, leeches tend to swim much better.Â A lively leech is just asking to get eaten.Â Some of the top smallmouth bass anglers learned that the regular-sized leeches tend to catch more fish and they catch big fish as well.Â A bobber and leech is very effective for smallmouth bass when these fish are in the shallows. Â This rig works great from late spring through summer for bigger smallmouth bass. There have been a lot of smallmouth caught this week , many of them on leeches, If you have never fished with this common fish bait , stiop in the shop and we can teach you how to rig the leech and areas to target smallmouth.
As many of you have seen that the Lake Erie region has had a minnow shortage over the last month. Between the non stop heavy rains,Â consistently strong winds , the full moon and now agle bloomsÂ it has been very difficult for any of the minnow boat captains to get out and catch any minnows. So I figured that I would post a bit of informationÂ inÂ last weekend postÂ with some Â images concerning theÂ three most popular minnows species used on lake Erie and The Maumee river for bait.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING WEST. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING. WAVES 2 FEET OR
WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
Where: Walleye have been caught on the Gravel Pit, southeast of West Sister Island, near the turnaround buoy of the Toledo shipping channel, near Crib Reef in the Camp Perry firing range, and around Gull Island Shoal.
How: Anglers trolling have caught fish on spoons behind divers and on worm harnesses with inline weights or bottom bouncers. Anglers casting are using weight forward spinners or mayfly rigs.
Where: Yellow perch have been caught near the Toledo harbor light, on the Gravel Pit, near West Sister Island, between Rattlesnake Island and Middle Bass Island, around North Bass Island, and off of the Marblehead Lighthouse.
How: Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass
Where: Smallmouth bass have been caught along the shorelines of the Bass Islands and on some of the reefs of the Camp Perry firing range. Largemouth bass have been caught on the main lake shoreline around Catawba and Marblehead, and also in harbors in the same area.
How: Bass have been caught on tube jigs, crankbaits and drop shot rigs.
HAVE FUN TODAY ,BE SAFE AND GOOD LUCK FISHING!