Every year thousands of walleye make their way up the Maumee River into Lake Erie. Many of you might not know this but, a walleye is one of the most sought after game fish in North America. Walleye, makes its annual spawning run over the flat limestone of the Maumee River. These fish spend the majority of their lives eating and growing in Lake Erie, but each year as the snow melts and the days get longer, fish pulse up the river in staggering numbers.
Fisherman flock to the banks of the Maumee River hoping to catch the prized fish. The daily limit is 4 per day per fisherman.
Over the last week I have been working on capturing images of the Walleye run. Thanks to all of the fisherman that allowed me to photograph them and special thanks to Coe McKinley to doing a little modeling work last night as we shot some portraits.
Thanks and hope you enjoy the images.