Hot fishing is going for steelies from Wheatley. With only 3 plus wks before the action comes to a halt it is time to make the trip. For many who have never fished this area before the action can be fast and furious. I fished Wheatley Wed and today Fri for 3-4 hrs both days and hooked up with over 20 bows both times. Once I locate fish and bait on my Lowrance X-26 my jobs gets easier. Finding fish that want to eat is sometimes the toughest part. Trusting your electronics is a huge factor. I have been running the Walker Downriggers at 25-45 down with the best colors being, Monkey Puke, Orange Crush and Oil Slick.

Musky fishing has been OK with some fish being caught in 13-15 fow off the Puce River. Try running $9 bass and Olive frog. Look for some big fish as this year seems to be producing some fatties.

Bass fishing continues to be good in the deeper areas 10-15 fow near underwater rock humps. We actually caught 2 big smallies while trolling for muskies this past wk in 15 fow.

Walleye fishing keeps on rolling on both LSC and Lake Erie. Whether you are trolling spoons, cranks or harnesses on Erie limits are still being taken from Colchester to Leamington. Walleyes are also being caught by the steelhead fishermen out of Wheatley.

At this time of yr walleyes can still be caught be jiggers on the Detroit River near the many islands. Try fishing the drop offs from 15-30 fow.

Last wk I had the chance to go flipping with K-Dawg on some awesome bodies of water and I was not disappointed. Karl put me on some big largies throwing a Strike King jig and 3X trailer. It was amazing to watch his baits enter the water like an olympic diver-No splash and hitting the tightest of spots. Thanks K-Dawg!

Enjoy the long wknd.

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, Lowrance, Fishall-Lures, Jan's Sport Shop-Ranger Boats and Sea and Ski Marine Store, Gamma Fishing Line- Offshore Tackle-Northland Tackle.


Fish Species: walleye bass muskie and 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.( 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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