Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sandusky River and Maumee River walleye

Western Basin
Walleye: Walleye fishing continues to be excellent for anglers trolling, mostly around the eastern and northern cans of the Camp Perry firing range. Fish have also been caught by jigging on the reefs of the Camp Perry firing range and nearshore around Turtle Creek and Wild Wings. Anglers trolling have been using crankbaits (Rapala Deep Husky Jerks and deep diving Reef Runners) at speeds from 1.0 mph to 1.6 mph; anglers jigging are catching fish on hair jigs and blade baits.
Sandusky River and Maumee River walleye fishing update
MAUMEE RIVER: The river is normal to slightly low at this time and wading to Bluegrass Island is possible; water visibility is limited and water temperature is 56 F. Fishing pressure is high with anglers using all access points; a few limits are being reported and most anglers are catching several fish. Sampling by the DOW has shown a lot of new fish have moved into the river and a few white bass are now showing up. … Anglers are catching fish at all locations at this time.  We are past the peak of the walleye run at this time but there are still large numbers of fish in the river with a fair number of females to present; the fishing will continue to be excellent through the weekend. A few white bass are being seen. Most access areas are now open to anglers, except Buttonwood Park. For the latest updates on Side Cut Park, please check the Toledo Metroparks web page (  Most anglers are fishing between the Hays and State Street bridges.  We are past the peak of the walleye run but walleye are still in the river; anglers will still be able to catch them for a little while longer. The white bass fishing has started and will continue to get better over the weekend.

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