maumee river report 20 april 2024

maumee river report 20 april 2024
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Water Level


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Water Temperature

52 degrees

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Water Clarity

4-6 inches



WEIGHT: 3/4 oz – still making them as fast as we can, 10 hrs a day

Leader length  bout 5 ft

BLUEGRASS ISLAND:  Crossing to bluegrass Island  is not permitted as of this morning . Real close, just a shade high .

Berkly Xmas light tail on white head seem to be good color combo the last few days

Limits of walleye still in the river. Buttonwood, towpath and Jerome rd rapids


Some white bass starting to appear:


A few years ago I put a bounty on the White bass state record. The current record for the state of Ohio White Bass is 4 lbs 21 inches caught July 1 ,1983 by Ira Sizemore in Cincinnati,OH. I was in contact with Mr. Sizemores son and he had some great stories about his dad, who was an avid fisherman, catching that record bass . Now 4 lbs is a BIG White Bass! But I know that in the spring when a zillion White Bass come up the Maumee to spawn, big, fat and full of eggs, that there has to be one over that 4 lb mark. I have seen some big bass caught in April and May , definitely around the 3lb plus mark,  but no one ever puts them on a scale,even last year many anglers forgot to come up to the shop and weigh their fish.  Oh well- the hunt continues.

White Bass State Record-Click to enlarge

Bring in those big White Bass to be weighed and measured. When that lucky angler beats the state record we will weigh, certify, serve as witness and help the angler fill out the application.  We will call the news as well to make you famous.  When the record is officially beaten the new record holder will receive a $500 gift certificate to Maumee Tackle. There are numerous rules to certifying a state record-one of them being that the fish will have to be turned over to state certification officials for inspection – first and foremost to verify the species and to prevent cheaters from turning in a tank raised fish or one full of sinkers etc. Ohio Record fish are determined on the basis of weight only.

In order to qualify for the prizes the whole process starting from the weigh in of a fish  to the photo ops of the record,  must be done here at the shop in Maumee.

Have fun be safe and good luck fishing. 

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