2015 LIMIT

2015 LIMIT
2015 LIMIT!!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Catfish Time!

The river finally settled at 2.5 and provided a lot of fun last night catfishing. The cats were hungry! Big fish, healthy skin, noisy 'grunting' fish. Maybe the river will stay low so that we can get those smallies too!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Farm pond fishing

One of my friends told me about an old family pond that has monster bass and way too many fish in it. Rumors of 5-6 lb largemouth. The owner gave me permission to fish it this weekend with one stipulation: I have to keep everything I catch. I never keep bass. But, on this occasion I will. I wish I knew someone who wanted some bass transplanted into their pond. Hopefully I will have some pictures to share of big bass. Maybe I'll find one to mount. The rest will be filleted. My old-school dad will be happy for the meal. Stay tuned!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Flooding again

Most of you heard about Tropical Storm Toledo. Well the Maumee River rose faster in 24 hours than I ever heard of.  Fish are swimming in the streets!  We avoided "major" flood stage. But many people around here have flooded basements and that stuff. Stupid, inexperienced kayakers are being rescued each day. Another brick in the wall.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Crappie Fun

I took a break from the river and found this healthy guy! Yummy.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Where's the fish?

Reports are coming in of terrible fishing on the river right now. You may get one walleye if you fish for several hours. The fish have disappeared! People are not catching white bass, suckers, carp/junk fish. Nothing right now. A survey of Greybeard at Buttonwood yesterday revealed hardly any fish coming in and few anglers with walleye on stringers to speak of. DBLDIP got one on Thursday. Birdman zero. I got none on Wednesday. It's really strange. * * * We saw this happen last year. After the late ice, the river chilled out and fishing was ok. But through the month of April, the river never had a big, swamped out push toward the bay. Never has the river gotten so flooded that we couldn't get out somewhere, which usually happens a few times per season. Yeah, we've hit depths of 6-7 ft on NOAA, but not much more than that. Don't know what to tell you. Without a huge push of water, not much is going to happen. And if we get a good flood, we will see what comes up next. More walleye? Or just white bass? This season is almost a duplicate of last year, with most people agreeing that last year sucked. This year as a whole?...not much better. One great week of fishing happened around Easter, but one great week doesn't make a solid season for those of us who fish the river a few times per week. I hope that you got to the river when the fishing was good though.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Fishing is slow. Last night I couldn't get a hold of anything. River is dropping slowly but steadily. Hope for warm weather to strengthen the bite. It's not over yet!