29.81 inHg. steady
Welcome to 2019!
Well this time last year Lake Erie was almost completely covered in ice and all the local ponds and lakes had good solid coverage. This year not so much. But looking at it optimistically we still have the whole months of January and February to freeze up. Then , depending on the weather of course , in mid to late February we start to look for those early running walleye.Â Last year we saw the first ones being caught on March first, but you never know.Â We are looking forward to a great 2019. We have some new things happening this year as you will see listed below.
THE HUNT FOR WHITE BASS STATE RECORD
So the current record for the state of Ohio White Bass is 4 lbs 21 inches caught July 1 ,1983 by Ira Sizemore in Cincinnati,OH.Â I say good for Mr. Sizemore but after 35 years its time for a new state record right here out of the Maumee River.Â Now 4 lbs is a BIG White Bass! But I know that in the spring when a zillion White Bass come up the Maumee to spawn, big, fat and full of eggs, that there has to be one over that 4 lb mark. I have seen some big bass caught in April and May , definitely around the 3lb plus mark,Â but no one ever puts them on a scale, well that’s about to change. Several months ago I asked the Lucas county auditors office to come in and certify my scales here at the shop. They did, so now our scales are certified to record a state record.
This is what I am proposing: Start bringing in those big White Bass to be weighed and measured. When that lucky angler beats the state record we will weigh, certify, serve as witness and help the angler fill out the application.Â We will call the news as well to make you famous.Â When the record is officially beaten then Maumee Tackle Fishing Outfitters will pay for the fish to be mounted,(I will probably get a replica as well for the shop), and the new record holder will receive a $500 gift certificate to Maumee Tackle. There are numerous rules to certifying a state record-one of them being that the fish will have to be turned over to state certification officials for inspection – first and formost to verify the species and to prevent cheaters from turning in a tank raised fish or one full of sinkers etc. Record fish are determined on the basis of weight only.
In order to qualify for the prizes the whole process starting from the weigh in of aÂ fishÂ to the photo ops of the record,Â must be done here at the shop in Maumee.
Spread the word!
THIS STARTS NOW-JANUARY 1 , 2019
29th ANNUALÂ MAUMEE TACKLE WALLEYE TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY APRIL 13TH, 2019–RAIN DATE OF THE FOLLOWINGÂ SATURDAY APRIL 20TH, 2019
Rule and Regs to be published .
2ND ANNUAL WHITE BASSÂ TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY MAY 11, 2019–RAIN OR SHINE
This past fall we got our Federal Firearms licenseÂ Â and I brought in a small rack of firearms and ammunition.Â Mainly hunting rifles, shotguns and personal defense handguns.
Our business has grown and evolved over the years, and I felt it was time for a new venture utilizing the space we have available. Since I was a kid, Iâ€™ve always enjoyed going into a local sports shop listening to the old guys talk hunting and fishing, browsing around checking out all the gear, and of course, the gun rack always held my attention.
In the age of big box outdoor stores, we here at Maumee Tackle are still trying to keep it personal. Bringing in firearms just adds to the “old-fashioned sporting goods store” feel that Maumee Tackle customers enjoy.
We are also able to process firearms transfers. This means that if you purchase a gun from an online gun dealer or for an in-person private transfer, we can accept the delivery and for a $25 fee, process the background check, do the paperwork and transfer the firearm into your name.
And we do price matching as well
Refer to our firearms page for more details.
Which leads me to our final subject -EXPANSION OF THE SHOP.
This coming spring I have plans to expand the shop- in addition to gun sales I plan to bring in canoes , kayaks and accessories.
More space means, more guns, and of course MORE FISHING GEAR!
We will keep you posted as we get closer to spring.
We here at Maumee Tackle would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and thank everyone for their continuous support throughout 2018. We are incredibly thankful for all of our loyal customers, and look forward to the future.
Have Fun, Be Safe and Good Luck Fishing
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