WADING TO BLUEGRASS ISLAND IS POSSIBLE
TEMP- 72 Degrees
This weekend scattered rain showers are predicted , with highs in the mid 70. The river is slowly beginning to cool and this has had the smallmouth bass getting active again. We have also seen some crappie action here on the river in the last few days.
Here at the shop we decided to test out making our own spinner lures over the past year(see photos) . As Maumee River fishermen ourselves we have chosen specific colors and designs that we feel would be good for the river. I am pleased to report that anglers that have purchased and tested out our Maumee Tackle Lures have seen great success. Multiple species caught in one day on the same lure! So that being said we are very pleased with the result and letting you know that the smallmouth and catfish have been biting those lures regularly this past week. Stop by and pick some up (only $1.79 ea) before you head out to your favorite fishing hole.
LAKE ERIE REPORT
Where: There have been very few reports of walleye fishing in the western basin and most anglers are targeting yellow perch.
How: Most walleye have been caught by trolling with crankbaits or worm harnesses.
Where: Perch fishing has been good near Turtle Island, east of West Sister Island near the war buoy, near “B” can of the Camp Perry firing range, off Rattlesnake Island, near Lucy’s Point of Middle Bass Island, southwest of Kelleys Island, on the dumping grounds east of Marblehead, and 1 mile off Cedar Point.
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 along the main lake shoreline around Catawba and Marblehead, and in harbors in the same area.
How: Bass have been caught on tube jigs, crankbaits and drop shot rigs.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE EARLY OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY
LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND , BE SAFE , AND GOOD LUCK FISHING.