Maumee River Conditions- August 14 2019

Maumee River Conditions- August 14 2019
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Water Level

579

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Water Temperature

72

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Barometric Pressure

29.94 inHg. rising

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Water Clarity

8

So even with the rain from yesterday the water levels in the river are very low. the action over the weekend was kinda slow , between the heat and the low water the fish were kind of sluggish.  Maybe today will be better since the rain cooled  the river off a tad.

Out on Lake Erie casters and trollers alike, are finding the walleye right on or just off the bottom, but they’re very active.

Here is the Official Fish Ohio Report from The DNR

Lake Erie

Western Basin

Walleye  
 The best bite has been 3 to 6 miles east of Kelleys Island, out of Huron and Vermilion in 28 to 32 feet of water, or Lorain in 45 to 55 feet of water. Most anglers are trolling spoons behind dipsy or jet divers, as well as crankbaits at speeds of 2.5 to 3.0 mph.

Yellow Perch  
The best reports are coming from between South Bass and Kelleys Island in 25 to 30 feet of water with many fish over 9 inches. Vertical crappie rigs seems to be producing well where baits can be presented at different depths up to 3 feet off the bottom.
Largemouth Bass  -The bass fishing has been excellent in various marinas and harbors in the Western Basin, as well as Sandusky Bay in recent weeks as water temperatures have been increasing. Anglers have been doing well casting crankbaits, jigs, and various soft plastic riggings including tubes, Texas rigged worms, creature baits, and Ned rigs at shoreline structure.

Smallmouth Bass  A few good reports of fish being caught around the island areas in 10 to 14 feet of water, especially around Middle Bass, Rattlesnake, and Kelleys islands. Tubes and dropshots in rocky areas continue to produce, but anglers have also been throwing spinnerbaits and swimbaits around weed edges with some success.

We are also stocked back up on frozen shad to use as catfish bait.

 

Have fun be safe and good luck fishing

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