Now the picture above is from March 4, 2018.Â I wanted you to see an example of an early walleye- as you can see that fish is white /very pale in color-in person its brite white all the way around . This is what the walleye fresh from the lake look like -the residentsÂ are darker.Â
Here we Go!
Spring spawning rules go into effect today.
Sunrise/First Cast-Â 7:09 am
Sunset / Last Cast- 6:25 pm
No early runners caught yet, – well we did see a resident walleye pulled out last weekend but none of those early runners.
Today begins the daily reports. What will be included in each report is water temp, water level, barometric pressure and water clarity.Â Also I will suggestÂ weight based on water level. SuggestedÂ colors that have been working well and where the hot spots were the previous day.Â Make sure to bring in your catch so we can take your picture and put you on our web-page to make you famous.
Fish cleaning services will be available -we will start cleaning as soon as we we start seeing a few limits.Â Since the limit this yearÂ is 6 walleye the cost will be 2$ per fish or $10 per limit.
Water Level Explained; We use the gauge under the 475 bridge as our main source for water level information.Â Feet above sea level is how it is measured- 582 ft above sea level is considered relativly normal for the Maumee – So today being at 582 the level is running just about normal. This also the gauge used by the Metroparks to determine if wading to Bluegrass island is safe/permitted.
As many of you know we experienced some serious ice massacre flooding last yearÂ that left ALOT of ice along the banks of the river. It also wiped out a portion of River rd near Jerome rd rapids area.Â I m happy to report that none of that devastation occurred this year-no ice at all as a matter of fact.Â So All of our local fishing areas are open and ready to fish.Â The local metro parks and city works have been working hard the last month to get all theses areas cleaned and prepped for the spring–things are looking very good out there. The only thing is that Buttonwood campground will not be open for overnight camping-too much damage from last years ice. It is still open to park and fish in designated areas though.
Oreleans Park- Open
Davis Overloook – Open
White street- Open
Bluegrass island -Open
Jerome rd rapids – Open
Sidecut Metro Park- Open
Ft. Meigs – Open
Weights: We are stocked up on weights for the season.
1/4,Â 3/8, 1/2,Â 5/8, 3/4 oz –$0.40 each
1 oz–$0.50 each
1-1/2 oz– $0.75 each
2 oz– $0.99 each
Have fun, be safe and good luck fishing.