Rainbow, musky, bass and walleye

2007-07-01 13:25:25
Detroit River, Ontario - Freshwater Fishing Report
Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair

Most of the chatter in the area is about the steelhead fishing and the lack of reports coming from Wheatley. Wheatley was HOT last yr and many have not spent much time searching the area but have headed east to Erieau where more reports are being posted. Erieau is located about 30 miles east of Wheatley and is another fishing community. As I post this there is a 2 wk long derby going on in search of the largest walleye, steelhead and salmon. More info can be found at www.erieaumarina.com

For most many have not put in the hrs around Wheatley but steeleis can be found with some work. I like many others ran to Erieau for a day of fishing and was surprised at the lack of boats near Wheatley but was overwhelmed by the number at Erieau.

Good fishing was reported east of the marina in 59-63 FOW with the riggers set at 25-45 down. I was using Michigan Stinger spoons with copper and purple colors working well. I also had success on #0 dipsey back 85-120 on the #3 setting.

Walleye fishing continues to be hot in Leamington with easy limits being taken by trollers using worm harnesses. Copper blades with red or orange beads have been working very well in 32-36 fow. Experiment with depths until you have found what is working. Some walleyes are still being caught in the Detroit River and most have been fishing near Amherstburg trolling crawler harnesses with the current.

Bass season opened last wk with good numbers and sized. A local tournament seen 20# bags come to the scales and 19# not making the top 5. That is some big fat bass! Again drop shotting or dragging tubes seems to put the jumpers in the boat.

Musky fishing continues to be a bit slow but when you are used to catching 5 or more muskies in a day it can seem slow. Once again things should pick up a bit as the muskies will begin the seasonal patterns. Try trolling 13-16 fow with a Woodie musky bait or a Talonz Slasher. Once again to Jayson Charrette who landed a beauty 53" at last weeks Can-Am Musky Challunge.

Next week I will be headed to Las Vegas with Extreme Angler TV host Karl Kalonka to see all the lastest fishing gear to be diplayed at ICAST 2007. This is the largest fishing trade show and ICAST is celebrating 50yrs.

Have a safe Canada Day and Independence

Fish Species: walleye, bass, musky steelhead
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About The Author: Captain Bob Devine

Company: Chartertalk Guide Service

Area Reporting: Lake St. Clair Detroit River-Lake Erie(Ont-westernbasin)

Bio: Bob Devine is a licensed guide with Transport Canada. Fishing the waters of Lake St. Clair, Detroit River and Lake Erie for bass, musky, steelhead and walleye. Bob has loaded Ranger 621 Fisherman. He is also a co-host of Extreme Angler TV being the big water specialist.(www.extremeanglertv.com) Bob is knowledgeable in jigging, trolling and downrigging for the various species. Chartertalk Guide Service has been in business since 1999.

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