Lucky Strike Rocket & Rainbow spoons, Vibrax spinners and 1/4 & 3/8 oz. jigs/3-4″ plastic minnows to catch White Bass in 12-30′ of water. Heavy rains had muddied-up the Detroit River to the point that it only had 2″ of visibility. Do to the low visibility we saw no other fishing boats on our section of the river. Following the filming of the TV show we also covered the 9th annual ICHA Handicapable Fishing Derby which was held right next to the Ambassador Bridge at Windsors waterfront.
I was able to spare a few hours this past Sunday and managed to get my boat out on the Grand River above the Caledonia dam. Using 14 lbs. Suffix mono on my baitcaster set up, with a Rapala Jointed Shad Rap in the perch colour, I was able to land a very nice walleye at 18.5 inches. I landed this fish on my third cast, in a spot situated in front of an incoming creek, ( this is the same location in which I had very good luck last year) . The river level was much better than the week prior and cleaner, however still up approximately 2 feet or so it seemed.
Wayne Sheridan reports: A couple of weeks ago Austin was fishing by the bridge and caught this nice brown trout, congrats Austin. River levels have been fluctuating a lot. This past weekend another nice 14 inch brown trout was caught by the bridge. They were using a bobber and a worm. We have noticed mayflies are now starting to appear just before dusk and laying their eggs. This has increased trout action in the evening.
River Flow Rates: moderate/high and rising. Visibility clearing at 5 ft. tea colored
River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) rising at 1.507M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 10,1M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 1.4M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) not asvailable, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 10.32M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.406M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman rising at 6.35M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.883M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.3M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.4M (below Shand dam) rising at 1.981M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 3.2M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.82M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday May 28th, 2011: 8:25am to 11:17am (moon overhead).8:50pm to 11:42pm (moon underneath)
Flyfishing: Gray Fox, Sulfur dun, various caddis, bloodworms, worms and minnows for larger trout
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Heavy rain Monday and Tuesday but now very nice for the long
weekend. Not too hot yet. Luckily, the rivers are rising slowly. Lots of snowpack
still in the mountains. The Skeena River is a dark brown colour and too dirty to fish.
Even though the water is dirty the Chinook (King) Salmon will be migrating up river
to spawn in their native waters. The Kalum River is in good shape both upper and
lower. The river is high but very clean. This is a good time to try your luck for both
Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. Reg: The upper section closes for Chinook
on May 25. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is dirty and not fishable. The Lakelse River
is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair. The Kitimat River
Steelhead fishing is basically over. Chinook are showing up in the lower end. More
and more fish will come in with the higher tides. Chinook have been caught down the
Douglas Channel but this week I have received reports of Chinook being caught in the
Kitimat Harbour. Until the numbers are good some boaters are venturing out further
for Halibut and bottom fish. Prince Rupert is fishing well for bottom fish and Chinook.
The ice is coming off some of the lakes around the Smithers and Meziadin areas.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can contact him at, www.noelgyger.ca .
Just thought we would touch base with you to see how you made out opening day fishing for walleye? We did get a chance to see you and Barb fishing at Hayward Reach as you can see from the attached picture. In addition we attached a few other pictures for you to view and post on your blog if you wish.
Michelle did catch a 2 lb walleye (on her new pink Rapala rod and reel), while her father landed a 1 lb perch. I was not as lucky, however I did have a few good hits… Our luck catching walleye seems to pick up around the middle of June, first part of July (around bass season)…
Anyway thought you might like the pictures and please keep doing what you do! We both faithfully watch your show and learn new techniques that help us become better anglers!!!
Hope all is well and please say “hi” to Barb!
Dale & Michelle MacMillan
Hi Dan & Michelle,
Thank you for the nice images. You saw us filming, but we were so busy catching fish we did not notice you. We fished south of Forester Island for about an hour and a half and landed about 5-walleye on-camera fishing worm harnesses. From there we went down to Smith’s Bay and did a couple of segments catching pike and than we did a night-time segment catching a couple of walleye on Rapala Husky Jerk #12 from shore in the Salmon River. I know you will do well in June and beyond fishing the Bay with the Rapala Tail Dancer #9…looking forward to seeing all the big walleye pictures.
God bless you,