29.89 inHg. rising
Big crappie–hearing reports of big ones coming out of the Maumee bay area. Those are size 13s next to that fish pictured above.
Catfish- lots being caught in all areas of the river
Smallmouth bass- Jerome rd Rapids and bluegrass island.
On theÂ river because of the flowing waterways, hot temperatures translate into a hot bite. Perhaps the best aspect of river fishing is how smallmouths set up, or position themselves in predictable places. All fish need both food and dissolved oxygen to survive. A smallmouth bass receives both by relating to current. River smallmouths prefer to live on the edge of current. This way they conserve energy and wonâ€™t be swept down in the fastest water, yet theyâ€™re also prepared to pounce on an easy meal floating downstream.Eddies created from the water current are the most popular smallmouth locales. The easiest ones to identify have boulders that create a break on the surface, which causes the water to pull back against the normal flow. Lying just below these rocks downstream is a pool of swirling water. Oftentimes this swirling motion creates bubbles or a foam-looking substance that floats on the surface. This is the perfect location for an initial cast. While these eddies often appear small, they can hold a dozen or more smallmouths.
Good luck, be safe and have fun on the river.