Fishing reports are looking pretty good with limits of smaller fish being caught. Most of the fishing has happening on the US side of the Detroit River with many anglers fishing the FLW walleye events.

This past wknd seen the FLW walleye league anglers hit the river and next week April 11-14 the FLW walleye tour will be visiting.

I made a milk run on my first trip catching walleyes or seeing walleyes caught from the Ren Cen to the Trenton channel. Many were jigging, using chartruese jigs tipped with a minnow.

North and east winds have muddied the Cnd side of the river but a few boats were fishing the Sturgeon Hole at the front of Peche Island.

Water temps were 41-43 degrees and the fish were somewhat active. I did manage 1 walleye the was over 6# but the others were good eaters 18". As my buddy Capt. Bill calls them "water chicken"

After cruising 45 miles on the river I was glad to see NO dead muskies floating. Hopefully the big die off caused by the VHS virus will not have a major effect on the muskies as it did last yr.

I have some weekdays (Mon-Fri) still available for April if you are interested call soon.

Bob Devine

Chartertalk Guide Service

Lake St. Clair-Lake Erie-Detroit River

519 984-4899

Thanks to, Extreme Angler TV, Performance Ford, Shimano, Solar Bat Eyewear, Woodie Musky Baits, Humminbird-Minn-Kota-Cannon, Jan's Sport Shop-Ranger Boats and Sea and Ski Marine Store, Gamma Fishing Line- Offshore Tackle.

Fish Species: walleye
Bait Used: 1/2 Northland jig and Northland Slurpie minnow
Tackle Used: 6'Shimano Compre spinning rod and 1000 Stradic
Method Used: vertical jigging
Water Depth:
Water Temperature: 41-43
Wind Direction: NE
Wind Speed: 10-15
Detroit River walleye
Detroit River walleye

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.( Bob is knowledgeable in jigging, trolling and downrigging for the various species. Chartertalk Guide Service has been in business since 1999.

519 984-4899
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