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Spring Walleye Fishing

Fishing Walleye – Detroit River and Western Lake Erie

Spring Walleye Fishing

Spring Walleye Fishing

The walleye season is fully underway now in the Detroit River. The weather is going to be the key to the fisherman’s success. Although fish are spread the length of the Detroit River from Lake St Clair right down to Lake Erie, water conditions have not been good. It is always very challenging when jigging walleye, to pull then from dirty water. Recent wind activity has made boat control a bit more difficult and has caused the water to be dirty in some popular areas. Some very nice fish have been caught from cleaner water and there have been reports of walleye up to 13.6 pounds.

Several consecutive days of nice warm weather and low winds will really
accelerate the catch rates now. Popular areas to fish include Peche Island,
Belle Isle, The Ren Cen, Ambassador Bridge, Hiram Walkers, Windsor Casino, Great Lakes Steel, Morton Terminal, Windsor Salt Mine, Fighting Island, Mud Island, BASF, and the Trenton Channel, just to name a few of the favourite holes.

This hot spring walleye fishing continues on right out into the mouth of Western Lake Erie where big water fishermen will find considerable success with the hungry post spawn walleye.

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Fishing Western Lake Erie

Fishing Western Lake Erie

Fishing Western Lake Erie

Fishing Western Lake Erie

It would be very difficult to argue with the statement that anyone living in the area of Western Lake Erie benefits from some of the best freshwater fishing in the world.
Smallmouth bass fishing is very productive along the rocky shorelines and out around the mid lake islands and reefs.
The yellow perch has made a remarkable turnaround. It has developed into a targettable fishery now.
Walleye stocks are currently safe and comfortable for a few years but constant mangement will be required to manage the stocks through the low spawn classes.
Musky fishing over in Lake St Clair is difficult to surpass anywhere in North America.
The walleye fishing in the Detroit River in spring is extremely productive and gets us going early in the fishing year.
And last but not least we must mention the addictive rainbow trout fishing that comes on, in about mid to late June in the waters east of Point Pelee.
Is there anyplace in North America that make these claims?

 

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