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Detroit River Walleye.

Posted on May 10th, 2018

Pat Pagano who runs the Annual ICHA Handicapable Fishing Derby sent us an update on the Detroit River Walleye fishery. It looks like the Walleye are much bigger this year and running a little late which means anglers will have more opportunities to catch them in the river before they head back to Lake Erie.

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Pat was fishing with our  good friend Americo and they both used 5/8 oz jigheads with a Lunker City Fin-S Fish.

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The keys for consistent action is fishing the jig within 2′ of the bottom, controlling the boat in the current so the lines are as vertical as possible, and working the 15-30′ structure and current breaks.

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The spring fishery on the Detroit River draws boats out from as far away as Ottawa and the upper US.

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When water conditions are normal, most boats limit-out in just a few hours.

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