Thursday, March 22, 2018


The river has been steady all week at 2.5 on NOAA, which is really, really low. Cold, windy and some snow has fishing dormant. People are getting some fish, but the walleye are not packed in there yet. We need some warm rain to trigger the main run. Late next week could be great if we get this forecasted rain on March 27-29.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Schroeder Farms Campground

The Schroeder Farms campground and boat launch will be open for business on Friday, March 16, 2018. Welcome back to the best area on the riverfront!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Maiden Voyage

I got down to the river finally and feel like I was a few days late. The river was at about 3.8 and dropping on NOAA, so all sites were accessible yesterday. Not many guys out there. Slight east wind with just a little current where I was. Saw a few boats. What was most shocking were the number of new log jams along shore. Anywhere you go, you'll see new root balls sticking in the air. The ice that froze, thawed and then moved this year created new gouges in the riverbed. Watch your step! And when the water goes back up, several areas will be inaccessible by foot due to the log jams. The water will be too deep to wade around them, and if you go over them, good luck! 20 yards of log jam with no idea what is stable or floating? Not for me anymore. Sorry to report that I did not bump a fish at all. This week will be slow down there...cold temps and no rain in the forecast all week.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The 2018 fishing season is around the corner!

Welcome back Walleye Warriors! Winter in NW Ohio and on the Maumee River watershed has been typical. We enjoyed early ice in late December and got out ice fishing prior to New Years. Snowfall was around average, and ice returned in February for more crappie fishing in areas ponds. The river iced over as usual but was not locked in for very long. There is no longer ice anywhere up and down the river. Recent rain caused the river to rise to 11' on NOAA, which is just into flood stage...again typical. Time for mother nature to do her thing and provide a steady river with slowly rising temps. It will be a few more weeks until you hear of a walleye even getting caught, but welcome back anyway! I'll provide updates as usual, with many of them happening on Instagram @drwalleye. Tune in and have some fun!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Crappie up the butt!

4" of black ice now on small ponds in NW Ohio. Get those crappie!!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Eugene "River Rat" Carter Obituary Sad to report that ole Eugene passed away. Eugene T. “Gene” Carter, age 78, of Toledo, passed away June 21, 2017 at Swan Creek Care Center. He was born May 6, 1939 in Toledo to Wade and Bessie (Clark) Carter. Gene was an accountant with Securities Incorporated for more than 42 years. He was a master fisherman who enjoyed fishing for walleye and salmon. Gene and Carol enjoyed western square dancing. Gene is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carol Carter; sons, Thomas E. Carter and Craig A. Carter; grandson, David T. Marsh; and sister, Eleanor Scheiba. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his brother, Winston Carter.