Are the walleye biting on the Detroit River?

Are the walleye biting on the Detroit River?

In the spring, the Detroit River sees the biggest walleye migration in the world take place with million upon millions of Lake Erie walleye pushing up the Detroit River to spawn. First of all unlike to many of the other prime walleye waters, our Detroit River walleye bite is all vertical jigging rather then trolling.

What is the limit for walleye on the Detroit River?

five walleye per day
The legal walleye limit on the Detroit River is five walleye per day (15-inch slot).

What is best color jig for Detroit River walleyes?

Chartreuse or orange head with black minnow or worm body when it is murky is always good. Antifreeze or green heads with brown worm or natural looking minnow combos in clear water. There are some days when one particular color gets hot and it is obvious they want that one more.

What is the biggest fish in the Detroit River?

7-foot ‘monster’ sturgeon found in Detroit River could be over 100 years old. It is one of the largest sturgeon ever caught in the U.S. Biologists just captured a scale-tipping 240-pound (109 kilograms) sturgeon measuring 6 feet 10 inches (2.1 meters) in length in the Detroit River in Michigan.

Can you eat fish from the Detroit River?

You can eat fish from the Detroit River. MDHHS tests filets of fish taken from Michigan’s lakes and rivers, including the Detroit River, to learn which fish are safer to eat. It is important to choose your fish carefully so that you can avoid some of the chemicals that can be found in some Michigan fish.

What color jig is best for walleye?

Gold is popular. In fact, some who fish these and similar waters will tell you to “use any color as long as it’s gold.” When jigging, I use a glow bubble gum with a gold jig base or a glow pink and gold jig. You really are hitting on many of the colors walleyes living in stained water love.

What is the best jig for walleye?

Fire-Ball® Jigs are some of the best. They have a short-shank, wide-gap hook, and that’s really important this time of year. Early season walleyes usually prefer a smaller bait. With the Fire-Ball® Jig, you can put the hook in the minnow’s mouth and out the back of the minnow’s head.

What kind of walleye bite is Detroit River?

First of all unlike to many of the other prime walleye waters, our Detroit River walleye bite is all vertical jigging rather then trolling. This means you will get to work the lures, feel the strikes and set the hook on these giant walleye.

What kind of jig do you use for Detroit River walleye?

Because he makes all his own jigs and stingers he is able to customize them. Traditionally a #8 treble hook is used for the majority of the walleye run. When fishing on areas with lots of rubbish he uses a #10 treble hook. The most important aspect of the Detroit River is keeping the jig vertical.

How to vertical jig in the Detroit River?

If you ask five fishermen how to vertical jig you’d get a variety of answers. Vertical jigging in the Detroit River is a nice steady cadence while staying in contact with the bottom of the river. Some days the fish love a faster jigging motion and other days it is a slow process.

When do walleye spawn in the Detroit River?

The Detroit River provides over 95% of the water in Lake Erie and it is this extreme flow that attracts these spring walleye that are programed to swim up current in the springtime to spawn. When you are looking at booking a Detroit River walleye charter there are a couple of different things you should consider.