Maumee River and Lake Erie Update- Cinco de Mayo 2016

Maumee River

Level-583.1

Water Temp-53 degrees

Clarity-6″

Wading To Bluegrass is  not possible

Maumee River

The river was running so high and fast yesterday that it was a tough day to get a stringer full. The river dropped 2 feet last night so it should be full of white bass and they should be a lot easier to get to today. We are anticipating very good fishing today thru the weekend .

With the water still a little high  Orleans park , the Towpath and White street will be the target areas today ,  we have maps available for those unfamiliar with the area. Some areas will be such as Ft. Meigs and Buttonwood will be wadeable  to get out and try  for some late walleye .  Use a 30 in leader with some darker colors  like a watermelon or motor oil tail paired with a yellow or green head.

White bass can be caught with live bait and artificial lures.  Live minnows are the preferred bait for most anglers, but  leeches  will also work.  Some of the popular lures for catching white bass are spinners, curly tail grubs on a lead jig head, small crankbaits, jigging spoons and blade baits.

 Lake Erie

Over the past week northeast winds have limited walleye fishing success. Walleye have been caught by anglers trolling northeast of Maumee Bay, along the northern and eastern buoys of the Camp Perry firing range, west of the Bass Islands, near Mouse Island, and north of Kelleys Island. Anglers jigging are still catching fish in Maumee Bay, nearshore west of the Camp Perry firing range, and on the reefs of the Camp Perry firing range.
 Anglers trolling were using deep diving crankbaits or worm harnesses. Jigging with hair jigs and emerald shiners has produced the most fish for anglers jigging.

 

Weather on the Maumee River

Today
A chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. North wind 7 to 16 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 44. North wind 6 to 11 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 69. North wind 6 to 8 mph.

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Be safe , have fun and good luck fishing