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Rapala TriggerX walleye jigging action, Detroit River, Windsor, ON.

Posted on May 31st, 2014

humminbirdYesterday we targetted eating-size walleye in the Detroit River right in front of the Windsor, ON waterfront. Pat Pagano & Mike Atkins wanted to take us to a reliable stretch of river where they had done really well fishing in a walleye tournament about 2-weeks ago.  We fished pretty deep in water averaging 35-40′ targetting the current/structure break.

rapala_walleye_series_seeker_reelOur presentation choice was to jig a 5/8 oz. jighead tipped with a TriggerX Minnow right along the bottom. To do this effectively I used the Rapala Walleye series spinning rod matched with a Rapala Seeker spinning reel loaded with Sufix 832, 20 lb. test braid. My wife Barb used the Rapala Shift spinning outfit again loaded with the Sufix 832 braid.  We find the Sufix 832 braid is ideal for getting a fast-drop in the strong Detroit River current and is excellent for detecting even the lightest hits!

pat_walleyePat started things off with catching the first walleye. All of the walleye we caught were ideal eating size ranging from 16-24″.

mike_atkins_walleyeMike Atkins who also worked the Minn Kota electric caugth his share of walleye using the same size jighead with a 4 1/2″ Finesse Minnow.

barb_walleye02Barbara caught several walleye using the TriggerX Paddle Tail Minnow and also some white bass.

pink_triggerX_rap_walleyerodI ended up fishing a “bubble-gum-pink” TriggerX Minnow with a bright greeen 5/8 oz. jighead (which I was kidded for using such funky colors), and they also produced good results.

amigosThe Detroit River produces excellent mixed fishing all summer long.  If you love to fish, you should make it a part of your itinerary to come down to Windsor, ON and enjoy the great “big-river” fishing it has to offer!.

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