Jigging Walleye in the Detroit River

Walleye Fishing Detroit River

Detoit River Walleye

I expect to get out on the Detroit River fishing for walleye in the next week. I’m just looking for a few days where the wind is favorable to clearing up the water. Clean water is a key component to success when jigging the Detroit River for walleye in the spring. It is not unusual to see one shoreline clear and blue and the opposite shore with murky water so having a fishing licence for Michigan and Ontario is beneficial.

With the river ice free quite early, it bodes well for a long season on the river and odds are better that we will see several perfect days with light winds and clear blue water. When that happens, a lot of fish get caught. I prefer fishing out of LaSalle because there are so many locations nearby that consistantly produce fish.

Should be some good news VERY SOON!

Southeast Lower Peninsula Fishing Report

Lake Erie: A few walleye have been caught in Ohio waters near the Maumee River when trolling crank baits. Pike and panfish were caught near the Metro Park Marina.

Huron River: Is producing some bigger steelhead as well as walleye near Flat Rock. Try small jigs with hair or twister tails.

Detroit River: Boat anglers are looking for the walleye run to start but few have caught fish. Some are fishing between Wyandotte and the Edison Plant. A few pike and perch were caught in and around Gibraltar.

Lake St. Clair: Wind and rain has muddied up the waters. The ramps are open but the docks were not in so launching or retrieving a boat will be difficult.

Lexington: Guys with waders were launching boats and catching a mix of lake trout, coho and brown trout. The near shore waters were a bit murky from all the wind.


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