Walleye Fishing Reportfor Maumee and Sandusky Rivers
Maumee River - 47°F, Water level is high. Fishing pressure is low. Anglers are catching very good numbers of walleye – mostly males 18-22” with an occasional larger female. Best areas are Buttonwood and Ford Street along Sidecut Park. The best baits seem to be Carolina rigs with floating jigs tied about 18 -24 inches above a 1/4 - 1/2 oz. sinker tipped with orange, pink or chartreuse plastic tails.
Sandusky River - 46°F, Water level is high. Fishing presssure is low. Anglers are catching good numbers of 16”-20” male walleye with a few larger females up to 24". Best areas are between State St. & Hayes St. bridges. Best baits are floating jigs tied about 12 inches behind a ¼ oz. sinker tipped with orange, pink or chartreuse plastic tails.
The cold temperatures for the weekend will temporarily slow angler catches, and rains have deteriorated river conditions. Walleye should be at peak spawning activity in the next week to ten days.