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Detroit River Walleye Fishing Report 2021 | Giant WALLEYE Jigs in Current!

Detroit river walleye fishing report 2021 is about to go down! Here's episode 1 before the provincial shut down of my adventure walleye fishing with my old pal Felipe Lopez aka Phil Payne on the Detroit River. In this series it’s my first time ever fishing walleye on the Detroit River so I’m pretty jacked to be learning some new techniques and seeing some new water. To tackle the big wind, mud and current Felipe and I use giant walleye jigs 3/4- 1 ounce with bigger soft plastic worms than usual. The Detroit River Walleye season can be best in March for bigger fish and April for numbers. In my neck the woods the season is closed. It’s definitely worth the long distance travel to experience some of the best early spring walleye fishing in the World. The urban industrial backdrop while fishing was really unique especially with Windsor, Canada on one side and Detroit, USA on the other side of the river. Detroit River Walleye fishing best time is probably early spring. Mid March to the end April is when the big run happens where millions of walleye use the Detroit River to spawn. Detroit River Walleye fishing on shore can be just as good or better than a boat at times. It was awesome to see anglers catching from shore as we drifted down the river.

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How do you catch walleye in April?

Treat early season walleyes much the same as if you were still ice fishing. Fish vertically by either using the trolling motor or anchoring up and present ice style spoons or jigs at a snail's pace. If it helps, bring your ice fishing electronics in the boat and approach your day as though you're actually ice fishing.

Is it safe to 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 colors do walleye see best?

Walleyes also possess color vision, based on analysis of the structure of the light-sensitive cones. Scientists tell us walleyes should see red, orange, and yellow the best, followed by green. Theory also suggests walleyes see blue and violet less well, and

these colors may even appear black. Black and chartreuse seemed to be best for us in the dirtier water.

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