Detroit River

Wayne - Michigan


  • 228 catches

  • 1K+ followers

  • 58 spots

Surprisingly excellent fishery within a large, urban area. Produces numbers of trophy Walleye and many white bass. Channel edges are key to success. 32 river miles mapped. This focuses on a section of the Detroit River before it flows into Lake Erie. Norm...

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  1. Six this afternoon puts me at 100 Largemouths for the years

    Largemouth Bass

    1. DENNIS CIAKY 0
      we will have to meet up or go fishing together sometime. I have a 17 foot aluminum smoker craft bass boat.
    2. Yes Dennis I do remember you. I’m a big time fisherman, right now anywhere near the Lake Erie Metro Park is hot (top water baits)
    3. Yes Dennis I do remember you. I’m a big time fisherman, right now anywhere near the Lake Erie Metro Park is hot (top water baits)
    4. DENNIS CIAKY 0
      Ray you went to Carlson high didn't you ? This is Dennis Ciaky do you remember me, I remember you. I also fish for bass have any advice?
    5. No problem, good luck. Let me know how you do
    6. Todd yinger 0
      Omg. Really. Thank you. I got there a lot. An tried a couple different spots but no luck. I will try there again soon an walk that path along the lake angry again ...more i appreciate it Ray. Thank you ! Keep hauling them in!
    7. Todd, my wife and I have caught a lot of very nice bass at the Lake Erie Metro Park. You can park in the Wave Pool parking lot and take a two minute walk to several ...more different spots (no boat needed)
    8. Todd yinger 0
      Hey there Ray enjoy these pic. can I ask where I can catch those from the bank I don’t have boat an try an fish a lot where is good spot from shore on LE down river ...more area an keep up the awesome photos an fishing
    9. nice job! love Lake Erie largemouth fishing. So many places to fish and so little time
    10. Thanks M N and F H. Started a catch log on bass this year, me and the wife have boated over 170 so far this year
    11. Very nice!😀😁
    12. Fish Hunter 0
      nice bass!
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  2. P B for bass on a fly rod!

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Ok, that lake side has been really hot for the past few days.
    2. DENNIS CIAKY 0
      I will be in a 17ft. smoker craft.
    3. I have been catching some really nice bass on the lake side, east of the Wave Pool. You can park at the north end of the wave pool lot and walk to the shore line. ...more The are hitting on top waters.
    4. DENNIS CIAKY 0
      Hey Ray I will be heading out of Erie metro park tomorrow. Any suggestions on were to fish? Main lake, marinas, canals?
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  3. Lake Erie Fishing 05-23-21

    What a day for an adventure. Jim and I made our way out of Sterling State Park in Monroe Michigan. We headed east on the lake and fished ...more many things along the way. The only thing that was consistent was the white bass bite. We hit several places along the lake in our route. We hit Swan Creek and caught only a couple there. We hit the spoils and only found a couple there as well. The white bass certainly filled any voids for missing bites, but finding the right bass were more difficult. We hit lots of areas at the mouth of the Detroit River and found some smallmouth, but no big numbers. We even went up the Huron River mile or two. We found some largemouth, rock bass, muskie, and pike.
    We decided to spend the rest of the day on the lake and managed some more smallmouth and largemouth. It was a real grind, but we were rewarded for our persistence. The grind paid off with some nice smallmouth. The tactics that worked were slowly dragging swimbaits in 10 to 12 feet of water. Burning spinnerbaits over shallow flats. Chatterbaits in the river and swim jigs. Jerkbait on flats also produced a few. We’ll get a video out of the day at some point. Water temperature on the lake was running 66 to 67 degrees. Visibility was really good. Below are few pictures from the day of fishing.
    We'll be putting up a video of the day on our Rumble Channel. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out.
    https://rumble.com/c/RJBassFishing

    Smallmouth Bass with a swimbait

  4. One nasty Bowfin and 12 Bass today

    Bowfin

  5. He’s almost one year year...trying to train him to bark when a flag flies haha : D

    Largemouth Bass with a minnow jig

    1. Mike A. 0
      Poor dog looks cold, Eric. I expect he’s fine. Nice fish.
    2. Buddy Pierce 0
      great picture.
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  6. 42 in. Muskellunge with a bondy bait

  7. Both fish caught in the same spot at the same time, what a color difference !

    Smallmouth Bass

    1. ray canterbury 0
      Larry: North East of Sugar Island just before the border
    2. Larry Lacey 0
      WHAT SPOT ON THE DETROIT RIVER WERE THESE CAUGHT.
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  8. 30.0 in. Walleye with a Lunker City SwimFish

    1. TYRONE REMBERT 0
      GREAT CATCH
    2. Scott Schulte 0
      beauty
    3. Bruce Bassett 0
      that is awesome!
    4. Frederick Kidd 0
      Thank you!
    5. Otis Phillip 0
      Nice Fish!
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  9. 6 lb. 10 oz. 505.0 in. Muskellunge with a Custom Jigs & Spins Finesse Plastics

    1. Junior Jorge 0
      nice catch
  10. 9 lb. 8 oz. 285.0 in. Walleye with a Custom Jigs & Spins Finesse Plastics

    1. Scott Schulte 0
      nice job

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