Detroit River

Wayne - Michigan

  • 119 catches


  • 37 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.

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  1. Attacked my crankbait with blood on his mind. Thought it was a pike at first

    3 lb. 12 oz. Smallmouth Bass with a chartreuse square bill

  2. Another Sugar Island beast... lower Detroit River is producing good numbers of fish as well as good size. Any gravel or rock structure in 6 to 12 fow will do. ...more They're on the live crayfish or Ned rig. Surprisingly tubes aren't getting bites though. This one here hit the 21" mark, 5lbs 4oz.

    21 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Live crayfish

    1. @BIGsmallie @Smalljaw lucky to be living on the Detroit River... truly a fisherman's playground😎
    2. @justLMbass Having too much fun with the bass to be toiling with pike... I'll hit the pike up in the springπŸ˜‰
    3. thats not a
    4. Paul Lukas
      You're on em,that's a BIGsmallie!
    5. Smalljaw
      You're crushing it
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  3. Not what you want to catch on an Ultra light rod and Perch Rig but still a lot of fun

    Flathead Catfish with a Perch Rig

    1. Brian Herrin
      That is not a blue, not a flathead either. That is a channel catfish. I fish for catfish all the time and I can tell it definitely is 100% a channel catfish. Some ...more are just darker in color then others
    2. Jimbo Harwood
      Lol I bet that guy did.. they do put up a descent fight..
    3. ray canterbury
      Could be a blue, I'm sure it's not a Channel Cat, but I'm not an expert on Cat Fish. He did pull out all of my line on the little reel!
    4. Jimbo Harwood
      Nice ray. bet that was a good fight.. but I don't think that's a flathead, maybe a blue or channel cat. but I could be wrong tho. 😊
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  4. PB Smallie! 😎. Finally got my Michigan Master Angler Smallmouth... 21-1/4". 5lbs 2 oz. Been hunting for this fish for four seasons now. Icing on the cake ...more was I got her during one of my local fishing league events on Grosse Ile πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Helluva fight, kept diving under the boat and also gave me a Polaris-like leap where I thought I lost her. Easily won first place this week in my league for biggesd

    21 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Live crayfish

    1. Congratulations on the new PB that's awesome πŸ‘
    2. nice one!
    3. Paul Lukas
      Awesome Mike,Congrats!πŸ‘Š
    4. Smalljaw
      My gawd
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  5. For Pete, Robert, Jimbo and R Z. Found at the Mouth of Lake Erie at Detroit River

    Arrow Head

    1. Robert Coleman
      AWESOME find!!!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    2. Pete Garm
      that's a nice piece! crude, you can tell it was in water for a while at one point but it's all there, nice!
    3. ray canterbury
      Found it after digging a post for a deck, just across the street from the river,
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  6. Details: Walleye with a spinner

    1. John Lapolla
      Nice catch!
  7. Details: Smallmouth Bass

    Soft shell crayfish hitting the bait stores now... and smallies gobble them up like no other bait or lure. Took ten smallies tonight including this 20 incher at ...more 4lb 10oz. Fishing in 14fow off a rocky ledge... perfect smallmouth habitat. Smallmouth bite in the Detroit River has been outstanding for the past six weeks now.

    1. Paul Lukas
      Nice one bud!
  8. Details: Smallmouth Bass

    Got out a little later than I hoped this morning but was still able to land two decent smallies, a largemouth and two juvenile smallies. Smallies weren't hitting ...more the drop shot today, just tube jigs, largemouth did hit the Dreamshot however. Nice markings on this 17 incher, coloring a little bit lighter than what I have been catching here this past week.

    1. @Smalljaw holding bass out away from my body but you're right, the pic does make it look bigger 😏
    2. Smalljaw
      Sure that's only 17?
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  9. Details: Largemouth Bass

    Good morning fishing the rocky point north of my house. Caught five smallmouth ranging 14-18 inches and this 18" 3lb 8oz largemouth. First two fish I caught ...more were on tubes and then the last four caught on Dreamshot.

    1. Basically one of two lures for me on smallies @smalljaw : tube baits or drop shot with KVD Dreamshot. Best color for either is green pumpkin. Helps to dip the ...more tube frills or Dreamshot tail in chartr
    2. Smalljaw
      @BigPikeMike687 I need to try the dream shot. You're killing it on them
    3. Thanks @Smalljaw , funny thing is my reel backlashed after the cast, after clearing the bird nest and finally starting to retrieve the lure this bass was already ...more hooked, must have taken the bait on a
    4. Smalljaw
      Fat 18 inch specimen
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  10. Floating at 7 ft over cover - GRANDAS BASS!

    4 lb. 8 oz. 19 in. Smallmouth Bass with a senko

    1. Levi Ball
    2. Robert Coleman
      Nice Smallie! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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