WADING TO BLUEGRASS ISLAND IS POSSIBLE
TEMP- 72.5 Degrees
The cooler tempratures and rain the last few days has the water temperature in the Maumee river down about 5 degrees and is triggering the fall fishing bite. here aresome tips by on a few species that will be active this fall.
Northern Pike-Mid September to November
Use Spinner baits ,buzz baits , large brightly colored crank baits bouncing off the bottom. Skim the top of vegetation and deep-water structures.
In cooler temperatures Pike cruise weed beds looking for their next meal.
|Fall (mid-September-November)||Excellent||Marabou jigs and minnows suspended by a bobber is effective. Present jigs and minnows around woody cover by casting or vertical jigging.||Crappies are moving back into shallow water to feed. Cover and baitfish are key to locating schools of crappie|
|Fall (mid-September-November)||Good||Catfish tend to eat the most available foods. Schools of open water gizzard shad and bluegills are ideal bait for larger fish because they are common items in catfish diets.||Catfish school tightly this time of year in preparation for winter. Fish areas next to deeper waters, especially areas near flats that cool down rapidly at night, or are located near feeder streams.|
LAKE ERIE REPORT
Where: There have been very few reports of walleye fishing in the western basin and most anglers are targeting yellow perch. A few walleye have been caught off Cedar Point in 40 feet of water.
How: Most walleye have been caught by trolling with crankbaits or worm harnesses.
Where: Yellow perch fishing is improving with most fish ranging from 6.5 to 9 inches, with some fish over 10 inches. Fish have been caught in 7 to 9 feet of water in Maumee Bay, near buoy 5 of the Toledo shipping channel, east of West Sister Island near the war buoy, west of North Bass Island, Clinton Reef, â€œFâ€ can of the Camp Perry firing range, south of Kelleys Island, on the dumping grounds east of Marblehead, and east of Kelleys Island.
How: Perch spreaders or crappie rigs with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass
Where: Smallmouth bass have been caught along the shorelines of the Bass Islands and on some of the reefs of the Camp Perry firing range. Largemouth bass have been caught along the main lake shoreline around Catawba and Marblehead, and in harbors in the same area.
How: Bass have been caught on tube jigs, crankbaits and drop shot rigs.
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF WATERSPOUTS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. A
CHANCE OF WATERSPOUTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
WATERSPOUTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND,BE SAFE AND GOODLUCK FISHING