Monday, March 20, 2017

Looking a little better

Rain is here! That will only help our cause. The campground got busy this weekend, and there were visibly more anglers in the river...mostly on foot with fewer boats due to low water. But hopefully the rain makes it to the river in the next few days. That would help us toward mid/end of week. Finally some positive news!

Monday, March 13, 2017


The poor river is so low. We're expecting some snow for the next 24 hours that might melt by the week's end and give the river a push. But, don't believe the hype. A few fish being caught? Yes. Did the walleye run start? Oh, hell no.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Camping Change!

Schroeder Farms Campground is delaying their opening by one week due to poor weather this coming weekend. They will officially open on March 17.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Marching toward the campground!

Schroeder Farms Campground officially opens on March 10! Time to get out the camping gear and campfire coffee pots! As you see above, the river did not rise as predicted earlier this week. It rained hard mid-week, but the river did not flood out by any means. The Mighty Maumee is in great fishable shape right now with all access points open including Bluegrass Island. Water temp has fallen out to 40 degrees.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Forecast and Prediction

We'll see if this prediction holds true. My guess is that the river will not swell this high by the week's end. But with the water temp holding steady in the mid-40s, this warm rain would most likely cause some fish to move around in early March! Good luck to everyone getting out there early season!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

End of February Update

After a few walleye were caught last weekend, everything chilled out. I did not make it down...waiting for the river to rise. I am getting my wish. We had a push of rain that travelled up the river Friday night. NOAA's prediction is on the rise to 4.3 (up about 1'3") with the crest occurring on Sunday afternoon. Everyone knows to wait for the river to crest and then jump back in. But I bet a few people try fishing today in the snow. We have more rain in the forecast for Tuesday/Wednesday. I would like to see a nice washout (7'+) sometime in the near future. With warmer water at about 49 degrees...that would be a big help.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Welcome to 2017 Walleye Action!

GREETINGS WALLEYE WARRIORS! The blog is updated and ready for 2017. Maybe you've heard of some early action on the Maumee already? It is true. DBLDIP, Graybeard and Fisherboy have been watching and patrolling some local spots. Yesterday, DBLDIP saw one guy with 2 walleye and another guy with 1. This morning, Monday, Graybeard saw 20 people fishing Jerome Rd with only suckers coming in. It would be a surprise to have walleye upriver that far in February, and some proof is there. Hey, it's still February, so the limit is 6 and there are no non-fishing hours in effect. Ole Doc W might get out there sometime this week to see about picking off some early season fish. * * * The river today is at 3.3 NOAA and falling...really low. So finding those rapids and low weight (3/8 and smaller) is key to success at this time. Temp is bouncing into the low 40s right now due to our warm weekend. Look for Schroeder Farms Campground to open up early this year, second week of March, and when I talk with Whacker-H I will post the exact opening night. Welcome back everyone!