Wednesday, March 21, 2012

3" Magnum Report - Detroit River

It's on!
The annual circus we call the spring walleye run in the Trenton Chanel is here. Get your jigs and Wyandotte worms ready and get out there. The water is 43 degrees as of Sunday and getting warmer, the males are in and biting. As far as presentation I've spoke to a lot of anglers and they are biting on a lot of different things; yellow, purple, blue Orange jig heads tipped with Wyandotte worms with or without a minnows and 1/4 oz jig heads with yellow tube baits seem to be the most active presentations. I marked lots of fish over the weekend south of Trenton Edison in all depths of water. Use your extricate motor to keep a vertical jig and bounce it off bottom. There will be a ton of boats congregated in relatively small areas but don't let that stop you from jumping right in the mix, there are certain areas that are usually really active and us locals know exactly where they are so keep in mind that the conventional wisdom of just because there's boats there doesn't mean there's fish there does not apply. They are there, trust me.

I have also heard of lake Erie Ohio waters just off Turtle Island limits being caught on blade baits.

Good luck and happy fishing.

-Rich