Maumee River Report- Febuary 25, 2019

Maumee River Report- Febuary 25, 2019
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Water Level

585ft - about 3ft over normal levels

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Water Temperature


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Barometric Pressure

30.28 inHg. rising

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Water Clarity

2 in

The above  featured photo is the Maumee a few days ago -all open water but the local banks are full of ice. 

We have been spoiled the last few years with early springs and a river that is over 40 degrees in February . Not so much this year. The weather has been more like a typical winter,  with no 70 degree days in mid  February like we had last year.  The last few days the outside temps  have been bouncing between the 20s and 40s with howling 60 mph winds. No walleye this week. We need some warmer days , warm rain to warm the river just a little bit and trigger that spawning instinct. Walleyes can spawn from the middle of March to the middle of May. The spawn is affected by how early we have warm weather in the spring. Walleyes do not spawn all at the same time; some start early with the majority spawning during the ideal conditions( 45 ish degree water) ,   younger females may spawn late in the spring. Males arrive on the spawning beds first with the females following when the water conditions are right.

Beginning on March 1st I will begin the daily posts, as that’s when  the spring spawning regulations go into effect, if something dramatic happens and things cut loose early Ill start early .  Just as in the past the daily posts will include the sunrise and sunset times(first and last cast times) , water level, hot  bait colors, pictures of daily catches and much more.

Monday March 4th we will start to open at 6am every day.

M-F- 6am- 8pm



Fishing licenses are available now .  Ohio resident licenses still $19.

The following regulations are in effect from March 1st thru April 30th , 2019

The line may not have a hook larger than ½
inch from shank to point, or lure having more
than a single hook larger than ½ inch from
shank to point. Double and treble hooks are
prohibited. These regulations apply to the
following areas:
 The Maumee River from the Grand Rapids
Providence dam to a line in the Maumee
Bay from Little Cedar Point to Turtle Island;
 The Sandusky River from the Waterworks
dam in Tiffin to a line running ¼ mile east of
and parallel to the full length of the Norfolk
Southern railroad bridge in Sandusky Bay; The Portage River from State Route 19 to
the dam at Elmore; The Mahoning River from the dam at Berlin Reservoir to Lake Milton.

 The Maumee River from the Ohio Turnpike
bridge to the Old Waterville interurban
bridge at the end of Forst Road in Wood
County, and from the State Route 295 bridge
to the Grand Rapids Providence dam;
 The Sandusky River from the Waterworks
dam in Tiffin to the northern tip of Brady’s
Island in Fremont;
 The Portage River from State Route 19 to
the dam at Elmore;
 The Mahoning River from the dam at Berlin Reservoir to Lake Milton.

Daily limit is 4 walleye.


Feel free to give us a call with any questions concerning the state fishing regulations, we study them pretty hard and will do our best to help you out. Remember that these rules are written by lawyers so it important to read the fine print. Dont take the word of some dude that you met down by the river-read the regulations for yourself .

The official site to view  the 2019 fishing regulations is-


Have fun , be safe and good luck fishing.


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