Maumee River Report:
TEMP- 41.0 degrees
Barometer: 29.91 inHg and steady Â -Barometric pressure is simply the weight of the air. It decreases with the approach of a storm brought on by low pressure. Imagine it as the palm of a giant hand easing up on the waterâ€™s surface. Its touch is lighter, the water volume isnâ€™t as compressed, and fish can move about more easily and feed.
Wading to Bluegrass Island is possible
Sunrise : 7:42 AM (First cast)
Sunset: 7:44 PM (Last cast)
A good starting point is to use darker more natural colors on this cloudy overcast day. I went out yesterday and hooked into 4 fish in about an hour in between 475 bridge and Jerome rd rapids, this little bit of warmer weather and slight warming of the river has got those walleye starting to move and get active. We saw some ones and twos come out of Bluegrass Island Â -Buttonwood and Â the Jerome Rd Â Rapids area. Â All access areas are accessible to fish today and I heard Schroders campground is now open for business , which makes another boat launch available. Â As the weather improves so is the fishig slowy but surely. Keep in mind Â thatÂ Walleye possess outstanding night vision, unlike their prey such as perch that cannot see well in dim light. Because of their light sensitive eyes, walleye feed mostly in dim light conditions.
Weight: Â 1/2 oz -5/8 oz
*try a lead head – the walleye in the river are still Â hugging the bottom in this cold water*
Leader: 2-3Â ft
Colors: Â BlackÂ headÂ /Motor oil Tail -Â Orange Head / Shimmer Shad tail Â – Green head/ green tail – Â Black Head /Purple tail Â -and dont Â forget about glow in dark colors