Walleye run remains slow

Walleye run remains slow

MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) - Fishermen on the Maumee River are still dealing with a slow start to Walleye season.

This weekend is usually one of the biggest weekends of the year for catching walleye, but after major flooding from the ice jams that caused so much damage parts of Side Cut Metropark are still closed.

Fisherman say the water is right now higher and colder then usual for this time of year. One even says it took him eight and a half hours just to catch his limit of four walleye.

"Oh it's still early so yeah I mean the water temperature is down, the water was up this morning, but it seemed to drop pretty quick. There's a lot of fish out there, it's just everything is kind of snaggy," said fisherman Adam Crates.

Park rangers say no one should climb the ice in order to get down to the river and if you see road closed signs along River Road, do not drive around them.

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