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santa_fishingMaumee River Report

LEVEL-580.1

WADING TO BLUEGRASS ISLAND IS POSSIBLE

TEMP- 44

CLARITY- 11″

Past week of warm temps and yesterdays rain have all sorts of fish activated. We have had reports of crappie, steelhead , perch , smallmouth bass and  saugeye all being caught this week in several locations up and down the river.  Up near the  Grand Rapids OH, portion of the Maumee has been particularly productive. Anglers using spinners , slow trolled crank baits and carolina rigs have all had success.

Lake Erie Report

Western Basin Surface Temp- 37 Degrees Inshore Waters –42 degrees in Deep Water

Walleye
Where:
With water temperatures still in the 40’s, walleye fishing continues to be excellent around the islands, Catawba, and from Cedar Point to Vermilion. Fishing at night has been good in the same areas and around Cleveland harbor.
How:  Most walleye have been caught by trolling with crankbaits.

Steelhead

River conditions have been low and are relatively clear. Stream water temperatures are in the upper 30s. Lake Erie temps are in the low 40s. Fish have been concentrated in the lower to middle sections of main rivers, in harbors, and in nearshore areas along the lakeshore.  Anglers have been using spoons, spinners, small crankbaits, jigs tipped with maggots or minnows,  spawn bags, or single salmon eggs.  Fly anglers have been using streamers, egg patterns and nymphs.

Good luck ,have fun and be safe.