Maumee River Report- September 11, 2019

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Water Level

579. running low

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Water Temperature

69

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Barometric Pressure

30.16 rising

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Water Clarity

Looks like we have had a resurgence in summer the last few day, yesterday it was almost 90 degrees outside.  Not a lot has changed out on the river in the last 3 weeks or so, seeing some catfish ,smallmouth and resident walleye being pulled out. As the nights cooled off the water temp has dropped and has some of the fish thinking about getting that fall feed on in prep for winter. We mayget some heavy rain tonight and tomorrow  but as dry as it has been the ground will soak most of it up and the river level shouldn’t change that much.

We are starting to hear of a few perch being caught on Lake Erie but nothing spectacular…..soon though.

I just want to get some information out early concerning the fall walleye fishing activity when the walleye and yellow perch move in close to and can be taken in the evenings through the  night right off the shoreline. Each autumn signals a flurry of walleye action in Lake Erie’s central and western basins. Late September or early October when the lake temperature approaches the 50’s we find walleye hunters prowling the piers and shoreline  from the Port Clinton area thru  the Maumee bay and up into Michigan’s  Luna Pier area . Thousands of western basin walleye move toward the shoreline drop-offs in search of gizzard shad and other baitfish, drawn by warmer waters.   They’re often located close to the first or second deep-water drops and move into shoreline shallows to surface feed at night.  Bomber Long A’s, Husky jerks and Lamber Custom baits will all work with a slow presentation. Remember you can always stop into the shop and we have all the gear and lures you will need this season to be successful.

Have fun , be safe and good luck fishing

Suggested Baits


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