4/28/2015 Dave Selleck and his friends got a great start on the walleyes today. His wa the first group of the year on the big boat. We started out with 3 fish in the first 10 minutes, but then it slowed down and we picked away at them all day long. We moved and tried different spots that our the early spring favorites we've fished over the years. We have this bomber with a gold stripe down the side that was catching most of the fish at the end of the day. Good thing we have seen this before and had a dozen of them.
Spring fishing begins in late March and heats up the second and third week of April in the Detroit river. This is your best chance to catch a trophy walleye over 10 pounds. See Janet's picture below. We are jigging 3/4 ounce jigs with plastic baits, sometimes tipped with a minnow head. Be sure to dress warm as the mornings are cold, but that is when the fish are biting the best.
At the end of April I move up to Saginaw Bay as the walleye are coming out of the river from spawning and they are hungry. We catch a lot of them in shallow water trolling with stick baits. This is when we catch a lot of tagged fish. Between Nick and I we have caught 11 tagged fish in the last 5 years. I like to target sunny warm afternoons, when the bite is hottest.
June brings massive schools of walleye into the bay with the warmer weather. Get your friends together and get groups of 6 booked to go catch a lot of fish. After a morning of fishing, we enjoy taking some of the catch over to the Village Inn where they cook and serve the fish with a potato, vegetable, beverage and dessert.
4/4/2015 Janet caught her biggest walleye ever today in the detroit river, this was her first fish over 10 pounds. The river is just starting to heat up, and it was very slow. We had multiple bites on wyandotte worms on a 1 ounce jighead, but the were short biting it and after fighting the fish for a few seconds the fish would let go. I should have put stinger hooks on immediately, however I tried several other techniques before I caught on. This fish surpried Janet and he thought he had snagged the bottom again. I took one look at her line going downstream and told her to reel, as that is a fish not a snag.
6/7/2014 2pm Terry, Adam, Jack and Lee caught thier limit. The fish were in shallower and we caught bigger fish this afternoon.
6/7/2014 7:30 AM Ed Britting and his friends caught their limit and ate them after at the Village Inn. Fantastic group of guys.
6/1/2014 Tom and his relatives were out fishing with us today. They took home a limit of walleye to eat.
Fantastic weather on the bay this morning and the fish really cooperated by biting really good.
5/31/2014 Steve Luebke and his crew holds up a 30 fish limit caught with us.
6/26/2013 Todd Hagberg and his friends caught some great Saginaw Bay weather today and fished until they caught their limit. These guys drove from all around the state to gete here. Ludington, Grand Haven, and Detroit.
5/26/2014 Rich and Laurie's group caught these walleye while fishing today with us. They rode their motorcycles here, and were able to pack their fillets in their saddlebags on ice for their return trip.
5/24/14 Amy Werner and her family came out fishing today with us. Her family drove from Pennsylvania to visit and enjoyed the great fishing on Saginaw Bay.
5/24/2014 Lisa Duval, Frank, Mike and Jill caught thier limit. The Village Inn cooked some of them up after. They added a bread stick like Olive Garden has to the special, along with donut holes and some home made glazes.
5/17/2014 Roy Gavit and his family and friends caught some nice fish today.
5/4/2014 Trudy Dupuis and her family caught these today. We saw it blow and almost snow, but then it turned sunny and we started catching fish.
6/27/2013 Eric Roslund, Andrea Roslund, Troy, and Eric caught their limit here this morning. It was a calm as I have ever send it.
6/26/2013 Afternoon Kristi, Morgan, Greg, McKenzie, Jerome and her mom had a great evening of fishing.
6/26/13 MORNING Ron, Jason and their friends had a calm day on the bay today.
6/24/2013 Rich. Erika, Hunter, Brian , Thomas, and Kim had a great morning fishing.
6/23/2013 Walter and his sons came fishing and caught their limit.
6/22/2013 Matt came back fishing again this year. Here they are with their limit caught on spoons: hog wild was the best.We went to the Village Inn afterwards and ate some of the catch.
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