Maumee and Sandusky River Fishing Report

 

MAUMEE RIVER

SANDUSKY RIVER 

WATER CONDITIONS

Temp: 64 °F

Level:   The river is a little low but in good fishing condition.   

Fishing Effort: moderate

Temp: 62°F

Level: The Sandusky River is about normal and in good fishing condition.
 
Fishing Effort: moderate

FISH BEING CAUGHT

 

White bass fishing has been very good at times.  The best fishing has been in the afternoons. 

There are still some male walleye in the river, most are running between 14″ and 20″.  They must be 15″ to be kept. 

White bass and white perch fishing is moderate to slow.  Anglers are catching   Walleye fishing is slow. 

BEST BAITS

 

White bass anglers are having the best success with shiners fished below a bobber.  Some anglers are catching white bass on small spinner baits and small jigs as well. 

The best bait to catch walleye are floating jig heads tied about 18-24 inches above a weight.  The amount of weight depends on the amount of flow. At low flow try
3/8 oz weight; at high flow try
3/4 0z weight.
Tip the jig with a brightly colored plastic tail–pink, green, yellow–fluorescent colors seem to work the best.

A variety of baits will work well for white bass including jigs, jigs tipped with minnows, minnows fished under a bobber, or small spinners lures.

The floating jigs will continue to work for walleye.  

BEST LOCATIONS

 

The best area to catch white bass is around White Street, Orleans Park, and Fort Meigs.   Some white bass are also being caught in the area from Bluegrass Island to
I-475.

The best area has been between the State St. and Hays Bridge.

OUTLOOK

 

Outlook for the weekend is very good.

White bass outlook is good for this weekend.  

COMMENTS

 

White bass fishing should continue to be very good through the month of May.

Some walleye shorter than the 15-inch minimum length limit are being caught.  Do NOT keep any walleye shorter than 15 inches.  Take a ruler with you. 

White bass and white perch fishing should continue to be good through the month of May.

Anglers should still be aware that some walleye shorter than the 15-inch minimum length limit are being caught.  Do NOT keep any walleye shorter than 15 inches.  Take a ruler with you. 

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