What a great fishery the Detroit River is today. Located between two of the most prolific bodies of water in the world, Lake St.Clair and Erie, this waterway is overflowing with spawning walleye in the spring. These fish are active as soon as the ice breaks up, which is usually around the third week of March, and give hopeful anglers their best chance of the year to catch the trophy of a lifetime. The good fishing extends into early June when most of the walleye find their way back into the adjoining lakes for the rest of the year. Don't letanother spring go by without sampling this awesome fishery!
The Detroit River, with its many islands, channels and drop offs provide anglers with quite a few options during the annual walleye run. Jon specializes in vertical jigging using light tackle to wrestle the fish up from the bottom. The typical technique is to drift down with the current along drops and edges while hopping or holding your jig just inches above the bottom. The strong flow of the river allows you to cover a large area in a short period of time and then focus in on the key spots. Drifting crawler harnesses has been catching on and spring and summer progress as well.