Over the past year I’ve been exploring the fishing opportunities found throughout Ontario’s Southwest region. I was very excited to kick off my very first open water outing of the season with a spring walleye adventure on the Detroit River out of Windsor, Ontario. The famous walleye run on these waters had been on my bucket list and this amazing fishery did not disappoint! I partnered with Ontario’s Southwest and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island for this adventure.
Please note: It is recommended to plan ahead before traveling by connecting with local operators and businesses to determine any new public health measures and procedures put in place.
The Detroit River
The Detroit River is 44 kilometers in length and reaches up to 4 kilometers wide. It flows east to west from Lake St. Clair and then curves running north to south into Lake Erie. The river borders the cities of Windsor, Ontario in Canada and Detroit, Michigan in the United States. During the spring, walleye stack up in great numbers in the Detroit River to spawn thus creating a unique fishing opportunity. Many anglers travel here each year for the spring walleye run and beyond. The river is also home to many other species including: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, silver bass, yellow perch, crappie, northern pike, muskellunge, and many more. Be sure to check out the latest Ontario fishing regulations before planning a trip here.
When planning our spring walleye fishing adventure, I booked a trip with Ian Jones of Fish LSC Charters. I met Ian a few years ago while we were both presenting fishing seminars at a trade show and I’ve been following his fishing adventures on social media for quite some time. Ian has a wealth of knowledge and is incredibly passionate about fishing and putting his clients on fish. He operates charters full-time on the Detroit River, Lake St. Clair, and Lake Erie. I knew that Eric and I were in for a great day on the water with Ian!
Continue reading, Spring Walleye Fishing on the Detroit River from your friend Ashley Rae — SheLovesToFish.com here.