Maumee River report – 15 September 2021

Maumee River report – 15 September  2021
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Water Level

578. Still very low

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Water Temperature

76 degrees and cooling

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Barometric Pressure


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Water Clarity

4 in

That storm and little bit of rain that blew through last night sparked a little bit of action out here on the river. As the night start to get cooler the river temperature will begin to slowly drop, when that happens the fish start thinking it’s time to start feeding for winter. This not only goes for the river but for Lake Erie as well, real soon we should see some good night walleye shore/pier fishing.

We are fully stocked with minnows, the perch bite has been relatively good out on Lake Erie. We are starting to see some crappie being caught as well here and there . Crappies often concentrate around standing timber, which allows them to move shallow or deep as water and weather conditions dictate. On cloudy or windy days when light doesn’t penetrate very far into the water, crappie may be within a few feet of the surface. Bright, sunny,  days may find them hugging the bottom. Adjust your tactics and catch limits.

Blue Gill

During the fall, bluegill go to shallow weeds and rocks and hang right on drop offs. Live bait is the best way to go. If it’s midday and bugs are hatching, catch a few crickets or grasshoppers to increase strikes.


Come fall, river and lake water temperatures cool, and big pike are no longer limited to deep water by the temperature, so they roam. Now they are moving  into the shallows to hunt big bait fish. Start off by casting big topwater baits in the shallows near a weedline or a sharp break off a point. If the pike are there, the bait will be hammered , and the fight is on.
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Walleye #2


Maumee Tackle -104 W. Wayne, Maumee Oh, 43537–Open all year around.  Every day

Maumee River Outfitters- 24287 Front st, Grand rapids , OH- we will be open at least until mid/late October -weather depending. Right now we are closed MON/TUE . Open the rest of the week 9-5 .


With the addition of our Grand Rapids location this year we are now able to explore other aspects of the river life. For example this coming October 3 we have partnered with “Integration yoga by Jen” for a kayak/yoga event up here on the Maumee River . . Check out our Facebook pages for details on this event.

Currently are we are working on creating a paint party featuring some river art with a  step-by-step teach to paint party here at our Grand Rapids location- where are you’ll be painting a nice kayak/river scene . Details forthcoming.



As long as the weather stays warm we are still running daily kayak trips out of our maumee location, and kayak trips Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday out of our Grand Rapids location.

We have two show rooms full of kayaks as well Jackson’s perceptions wilderness systems, fishing and recreational KX as well. I still have three of the pedal drive kayaks left if that something you’re looking for.

Have fun, be safe, good luck fishing, and see you on the river!



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