As of Monday, March 24, the Maumee River was running high and was at 37 degrees. A few anglers are giving it a try, but there are still ice slabs along the shorelines and access is difficult. Conditions should improve as the weather warms later this week, but no walleye were being caught at this point.
The Sandusky River in Fremont was at 40 degrees and the flow was about normal, but very few walleye were being caught.
When the fish move into the rivers, the best rig for catching spawning run walleye is a Carolina rigged twister tail with a 18 - 24 inch leader, and a weight based on the depth and the water flow.
Walleye fishing is expected to be slow until the water temperatures rise into the 40's.