Maumee River report- Memorial Day 2024

Maumee River report- Memorial Day 2024
Water Level Icon

Water Level


Tempurature Icon

Water Temperature

70 degrees

Barometric Pressure Icon

Barometric Pressure


Water Clarity Icon

Water Clarity

2-4 inchrs

Look at Josh pulled in this beast

Practice C.P. R. With ole grandaddy cat 



– Release


It was a great few days leading up into the memorial day weekend and the weekend itself was pretty awesome.

Walleye on the lake have been biting 

Still some white bass being caught in the river

Big Cats  and some good eating size channels as well.

The river was on its way to being bone dry but last nights rain gave us a couple of inches and cooled it down a bit as well. 


Its kayak season. Lots and family friends hit the river this weekend- fun had by all!

Maumee ,Farnsworth metro park and Grand Rapids locations open and running trips 


Sturgeon caught near Grand Rapids over the weekend.

The goal is to rear the fish in the Maumee River water from a young age and capitalize on the homing ability of the species in hopes that they will return to the waterway to spawn at adulthood in approximately 20 years. The  Toledo Zoo and its partners have released around 12,000 Lake sturgeon into the Maumee River.

Each year, the conservation staff at the Toledo Zoo individually implant 1,500 Lake sturgeon with PIT tags that are a permanent form of identification. When the fish are recaptured, their tag numbers, length, and weight are recorded. So far, 12 Lake sturgeon have been recaptured from our 2018 – 2019 releases. The longest fish grew ~22” in three years!

Remember, if caught must be released after you check for a tag. 

In the 1800’s, Lake sturgeon were abundant in the Maumee River, however, demand for caviar along with commercial over fishing caused the population to rapidly decline. Ohio does not currently have a known reproducing Lake sturgeon population.

Have fun be safe and good luck fishing 


Suggested Baits

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest promotions, new products, and sales. Directly to your inbox.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.