Maumee River Walleye Report: April 12, 2010

  MAUMEE RIVER  
WATER CONDITIONS Temp: 57 °F

Level:   The river is very high at 585′ elevation.  Anglers cannot wade over to Bluegrass Island at this time. The water is still very muddy.

Fishing Effort: Low

FISH BEING CAUGHT

 

Very few walleye are being caught due to the high water levels.
 
BEST BAITS

 

Most of the walleye are being caught on 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 and at high flow try 3/4 oz weight.

Tip the jig with a brightly colored plastic tail–chartreuse, pink, green, or yellow.  Fluorescent colors seem to work the best.

 
BEST LOCATIONS As the water levels drop anglers should concentrate in the Orleans Park and Ft. Meigs areas. Also try the Flats.

 
OUTLOOK

 

Outlook for this weekend is below average.  Anglers should start to see some improvment late in the weekend, as the water levels drop, and early next week.  Typically this is the peak of the walleye run on the Maumee River.

 

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