Detroit River

Wayne - Michigan

  • 163 catches


  • 51 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. We have iffy ice here in NW PA. so may as pour some jigs and get ready for some spring walleye fishing on the Detroit River.


    1. b ripoer 0
      Good deal keep me posted maybe we will be up there at the same time.
    2. David Sharp 0
      Take work 3-4 days off work every yr. just for it. I throw the 10#+ back just don't need them when u can catch 20-100 a day of 3-8# fish.
    3. b ripoer 0
      Ha ha so I've read. I poured almost 200 so far, colors anti freeze, black, brown, green, white, purple, orange, and chartreuse in size 1oz, 3/4oz and 1/2oz. ...more Do you fish there alot?
    4. David Sharp 0
      Better make a few more jigs for that river bottom salvage yard snags lol. Got a buddy lost his camera when it snagged a 54 Chevy last yr. jk
    5. b ripoer 0
      I have been fishing erie for the past few years for smallies and eyes from Catawba, Conneaut Oh. and Erie Pa. What a blast. I did some charters in years past but ...more now my buddy has a boat.
    6. David Sharp 0
      O Man U been missing on best springtime fishing in the US for walleye for a lotta yrs. better make up the time then. With 10#ers then. Lol. Better check into Saginaw ...more Bay and Erie as well. Hardwater and open water.
    7. b ripoer 0
      Last year was my first trip to the detroit, it was a blast, lots of boats is correct but the fisherman close to us were really nice and helpful.
    8. David Sharp 0
      Hell ya that's always a good time. Little crazy with boat traffic. But worth it when u hook into a big one!
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  2. floating downstream vertical jigging

    Walleye with a jigging

  3. Water real murky today due to heavy rain and high winds the last two days. Was getting skunked on tubes and top waters before I switched to Ned Rig... then bam, ...more bam, bam, bam! For fish on five casts tossing it in right next to shore and bumping it down the gravel embankment.

    16 in. Largemouth Bass with a Ned Rig, Coppertreuse ZMan TRD Worm

    1. I catch a ton of fish using that setup! Totally sold on the Ned rig using the TRD's.
  4. Good day out with my dad, netted 8 smallies ranging 17-19". A couple boats of "bass holes" came up on us and positioned their fu*king boats right ...more where we were casting. They weren't catching sh*t either! Before me and my dad left our spot we pulled four fish out of my live well and held them up to take this pic as the "bass holes" looked on! They were in a tournament, we told them that a couple amateur angler just kicked their ass and then sped off in my boat... I made sure the bass went back in the live well before we sped off!

    21 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Live crayfish

    1. Earl Moore 0
      You guys respect each other,and some fun.
    2. wicked walleye 0
      lol ,that's fricken funny ,I did the same thing last week to some of the same guys .lol πŸ™‹βœŒπŸ‘πŸ˜
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  5. 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

  6. 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 0
      You're on em,that's a BIGsmallie!
    5. Smalljaw 0
      You're crushing it
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  7. 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. ray canterbury 0
      Thanks Earl
    2. Earl Moore 0
      That,s .A channel cat,Nice catch.
    3. Brian Herrin 0
      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
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Lol I bet that guy did.. they do put up a descent fight..
    5. ray canterbury 0
      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!
    6. Jimbo Harwood 0
      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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  8. 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 0
      Awesome Mike,Congrats!πŸ‘Š
    4. Smalljaw 0
      My gawd
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