Maumee River Walleye Fishing
Come fish the Maumee River located in Maumee, Ohio. Anticipated by thousands of anglers each year, the Maumee River Walleye Run offers beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, and a sense of camaraderie among fishermen whose only goal is to catch that perfect 10-pound-plus walleye.
The month of April begins the walleye run up the Maumee River. The mouth of the Maumee River is located at the most southwestern part of Lake Erie and the City of Toledo, Ohio. Here the walleye begin their journey to the spawning grounds in Maumee, Ohio.
The combination of the rising spring run off waters, river bottom of small rocks and gravel make for excellent walleye spawning grounds. Most of the good fishing action in the Maumee River occurs during the spawning time in April. The hot spot is along the town of Maumee and south several miles up the Maumee River.
We taget the Maumee River Run Walleye with a floating-jig with a colored twister tail Carolina Rigged. First come the 18 to 20 inch jacks then the big females follow. Close to a half million walleye have entered the river in past years.
Jim has many years experience fishing the Maumee River and knows many secluded spots down stream from the crowd. The run traditionally starts in April and thousands of fishermen from across the country flock to get a piece of the action.
License: You will be able to purchase an Ohio Fishing License for $11 daily, three-day for $18, Resident Annual for $19 or Non-Resident Annual for $40.
Directions: Drive 2 hrs from Cleveland, 1 hr from Detroit, 3 hrs from Cincinnati, 3 hrs from Chicago; please contact Jim for the meeting place 248-252-1277.
Tackle: All tackle is provided at no extra cost. Spinning Rods are available. Bait including Jigs is provided. This is a great opportunity for you to learn how use conventional spinning gear.
Season: First two weeks of April.
Style of Fishing: Walking and wading. For your comfort, we recommend a breathable stocking foot wader with studded boots. Waders in select sizes available please call.
Sections: We will access streams on public land in the Toldeo Metro Parks on the Maumee River.
Keeping Fish: You are able to keep four Walleye over 15 inches per person.
Other: We recommend you bring the following items to make your trip as enjoyable as possible; bottled water or soft drinks (no alcoholic beverages are allowed in the metro parks), a rain jacket, polarized sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, camera and a cooler for your catch. We fish a variety of conditions so please dress in layers.