The Detroit River, ON is unquestionably a North America famous Walleye fishery and this year it’s not disappointing. Anglers there fishing from boats and from shore have bee producing Walleye for over a month.
Our good friend Pat Pagano that runs the annual ICHA Kids Fishing Derby had the pleasure of taking out Jay and Leen Meyer for a few hours when water conditions where good. One of the major challenges on the Detroit River is water conditions. It’s a big river and strong winds can really make the water turbid which makes for very challenging fishing.
Most anglers there will drift-fish from a boat trying to keep their lines as vertical as possible controlling their drift either with an electric trolling motor or by going in and out of gear in reverse. The key is keeping a 1/2 or 5/8 oz. jig/plastic grub within 2′ of the bottom. Shore anglers use the same technique and also produce fish.