Shop News: Starting Friday March 4th we will be open 6am to 8pm-on through the spring.
Tomorrow the spring fishing regulations go into effect… I will post the full rundown again on tomorrows report.
River is ice free and clearing nicely up of debris . Water is still about a foot and half high and 10 degrees too cold . No walleye yet , but soon.
Water Level Explained: We use the gauge under the 475 bridge as our main source for water level information . Feet above sea level is how it is measured- 582 ft above sea level is considered relatively normal and good wading conditions for the Maumee – So today being at 583 the level is running just a bit over normal. This also the gauge used by the Metroparks to determine if wading to Bluegrass island is safe/permitted.
Besides the world Famous Maumee River walleye run we also have the Sandusky river running over there thru Fremont Ohio Being a smaller more shallow river it warms more quickly than the Maumee, so we often see the Sandusky producing fish a few days before we see them here. Also the Sandusky river spawning grounds are in closer proximity to Lake Erie so the fish dont have as far to travel to hit the rocky, brushy gravel beds for spawning.
Have fun , be safe and good luck fishing