White Bass TV show from Detroit River, Amherstburg, ON.

Posted on June 4th, 2012

[nggallery id=725]On Sat., winds were blowing at 30+ mph from the West and we had a hard time finding sheltered water to film. We tried controlling our boat on the shipping channel break to catch some of the walleye we had found in our pre-fish the day before, but the strong winds made it almost impossible to fish the break and we found ourselves being blown-off the break by up to 200 yds!  We managed to land a couple of eating-size walleye on the bottom-bouncers and Lucky Strike Worm Harnesses, but left after about 2-hrs of battling the wind to find some trophy White Bass.

Mike Atkins our guest and Minn Kota electric operator took us to the east-side of Bablo Island, just inside the mouth of the Detroit River where we found some shelter from the wind and we also found some trophy White Bass that measured up to 18′ in length.

We decided to fish the Rapala F2 ultralight rods with the small Rapala spinnig reels loaded with Sufix 832, 8lb. test braid and a mix of Vibrax #2 & #3 spinners, Lucky Strike spoons, and VMC hair jigs.

We were blessed to catch several large white bass and we had enough footage for an excellent trophy panfish TV show.  I ended up doing the tips on the dock which was very difficult due to the strong winds.

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