LEVEL: 583.8 AND DROPPING
WADING TO BLUEGRASS ISLAND IS NOT POSSIBLE
TEMP : 70 DEGREES
CLARITY: 4 ”
Weather report calls for sunny and delightful thru the weekend , highs in the 70s and no rain.
Each year the Division of Wildlife stocks more than 20 million walleye fry and 2.5 million walleye fingerlings in 15-20 reservoirs to maintain high-quality fishing. Although walleye can naturally reproduce in Ohio reservoirs, natural reproduction is rarely sufficient to maintain a fishery; therefore, walleye produced naturally are typically considered a “bonus” in these waters.
Starting about late May, many walleye will suspend to feed on gizzard shad. Try trolling small gizzard shad imitating crankbaits, such as Wee Warts and small Shad Raps, near the surface.
- Fish the tailwaters, faces of dams and any available causeway openings from shore at walleye lakes, especially at first and last light.
- Maumee River Tips:
- Needle-nose fisherman’s pliers will be helpful to remove hooks from a mouth full of teeth.
- During high flows, walleye tend to stay out of strong current. During high flows at dam tailwaters, walleye move out of strong current behind the dam walls and on the slack water shoreline behind the dam. They will also concentrate near shore along rip rap, trees and other woody debris.
- During low flows, walleye tend to move off shore to deeper flats. Deeper water along lock walls also holds fish at low flow.
- Remember, as water temperature increases by May, walleye disperse away from the tailwaters and move “down pool” to confluences, tributary streams and islands.
- Lower water temperatures in the fall, winter and early spring concentrate walleye at the tailwaters and near shore (shallower than 12 feet).
- Check for near shore movement to shallower water at dawn, dusk and after dark. Daytime angling, especially in clear water, should be in deeper water. Walleye will move in shallow during the day in muddy conditions; however, the best fishing near shore is at night and ½ hour after sunrise and ½ hour before sunset.
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND DIMINISHING
TO 10 KNOTS OR LESS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR
Best areasto target walleye today are the water intake-to gravel pit to north of west sister down to the war buoy.
Perch fishing best reports coming from the war buoy/& north of B can and clear waters north of west sister island.
Well as the update title states we are having difficulties with our onling ordering system accecpting and processing product orders . If you attempt to place an order and it doesn’t work correctly please give us a call and we will be happy to quickly process you order over the phone. Thanks for your patience while our tech guys work on getting the system up to speed
Have a great day, be safe and good luck fishing!