Auglaize River Info

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by wolfman, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    The headwaters of this Maumee River tributary begin in Auglaize County. From Wapakoneta, the Auglaize winds north through Allen County into Putnam County. The Auglaize County stretch of river is characterized by a soft, marshy bottom. The river measures anywhere from 15 to 80 feet across as it winds its way north through Auglaize County. During the summer this upper section is not navigable even by canoe, owing to extremely low water and weeds.
    In Putnam County the river deepens as it starts to flow through open farm country en route to Defiance, where it empties into the Maumee River. The Auglaize does not feature as much bedrock as is seen in the Maumee and Huron rivers. Instead, anglers may expect more cobble substrate and a more defined riffle-pool pattern. Pools may be as deep as 10 feet. Those deeper pools are the place to fish for summertime channel cats averaging 16 inches.
    A public park in Fort Jennings off state Route 190 provides shoreline access. Most of the other access sites will be the Agerter Road, Piquad Road and Ridge Road bridges. And, of course, Goedde recommends seeking landowner permission to gain access to private land along the river.
     
  2. bill_gfish

    bill_gfish New Member

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    caught alot of smallmouth in that river from wapak to buckland. Nothing real huge, maybe 3-4 lbs the biggest. Most around 12" and smaller.
     

  3. Light

    Light New Member

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    Ive been doing a lot of smallmouth fishing between Ft Amanda Rd and Conant Rd in Allen Co. Caught a TON of rock bass too. The rivers been down super low lately tho. Thinkin bout hittin the dam in Wapak tonight tho....any sugestions?
     
  4. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Looks like an oldie but a goodie!!:wink: and a long drive!:smile2: rollo
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Thanks for the excellent report.
     
  6. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Very nice summary of this area for sure. I have never fished there but sounds interesting tho