Posts Tagged ‘Detroit River Spring walleye’
Well it seems the water has warmed enough and now the walleye are going crazy in the river. Fishermen are using everything but the kitchen sink and catching fish. Lots of guys fishing around Mudd Island, but it appears that walleye are stacked just about everywhere from the mouth of the river on down to Wyandotte. Lots of guys have been using jigs tipped with live minnows, Fin-s, or wyandotte worms. This is the best time of the year to fill your freezer, but try to through the big females back when you can. Good luck and be safe.
As most of you have noticed the ice is gone. Talk about a short ice fishing season. Who knows if we’ll get ice for the rest of winter. Oh well, let hit the soft water. I have been hearing reports of fisherman jigging the Detroit River already. I also have got reports that guys are catching walleye from that same Detroit River. The problem many are having is finding a place to launch their boats. The launch at Crocker is open, but as of a few days ago the docks were not in. This is a long ride down to the Detroit River. I’ve made it and it’s a miserably cold ride.
Perch off-shore. I’ve heard of some shore fishermen catching perch on perch rigs, but the fish have been small. Try anywhere you can find open water. Guys have been using minnows.
That’s it for now. What a crazy winter. Be careful out there fishermen
The Sinbad’s walleye tournament is this weekend in the Detroit River (more info on walley-palooza here). We have received reports from several guides that they have been cancelling walleye jigging trips due to the horrible water conditions. With the heavy rains and wind, the Detroit River is so muddy it seems that you could almost walk across it. With calmer winds on Friday, hopefully the water will clear up before the tournament start. We have not received any reports of fish being taken in the last day or so, but there have been a very few guys out giving it a go. Looks like decent weather for the weekend. Good luck to all the tournament fishermen.