Maumee river report- 11 march 2022

Maumee river report- 11 march 2022
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Water Level

583.5 and dropping

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Water Temperature

41 degrees - the warm days and cold nights are kind of balancing out the temperature the last few days

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Barometric Pressure


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Water Clarity

2 inches





WEIGHT:  3/4 oz- 1 oz Heavier weights today 

BLUEGRASS ISLAND: Unsafe to cross today.


Good news is they are in, just gotta get em to bite.


Yesterday was another slow day. We saw a few come out of Orleans that was about it. As the water drops it will warm quicker, and clear up some more.

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Awww bummer .. thought it was a big one.

Tactics have to be adjusted to catch fish in this high water- of course heavier weights are required to get that lure down to the fish , but also placement is key. Picture this : a person trying to run full speed into a strong headwind, the resistance tires the person, but if he gets next to a wall the resistance is lowered. Same thing with these walleye swimming in mid river against the stronger than normal current. When the water gets this fast and heavy the fish will gravitate towards the bank and lay up close to shore in little breaks and eddies to get out out of that strong resistance and catch a break. So all that translates in to this- fish close into shore.  Look for those little breaks in the current where a log or rock or pillar may be slowing the water down just a bit. Short cast up stream ( usually no more that 20-25 feet and try to get the lure to drift into that current break. When it hits that current break, get ready , there may be a good number of walleye laid up in there ready to hit. Last year under these same conditions we saw a large number of fish caught with in 10 feet of shore . No need to try and cast across the river when a good number of the fish will probably be right in front of you.



Some spring action up on the St Joe.

Have fun, be safe and good luck fishing

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