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  1. Fishing Stuff
    Two of the rods are marked: Gander Mountain Advantage, 5 1/2 ft long graphite, medium action, 6 - 12 lb line, recommended lure weight. 1/4 - 5/8 oz. The other two rods are Bass Pro rods marked: 6 ft long, graphite, medium-heavy action, 10 - 20 lb line, recommended lure weight 3/8 - 3/4 oz...
  2. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Hi everyone, I'm new to fishing the area. I grew up in the UP so it's a bit different down here. I don't have a boat so jigging plastics from shore has been my game. I've found enough info on general tackle techniques for the river to get me going (found some walleye and sheaphead in my limited...
  3. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    After re-rigging my boat from rowing mode to motor mode, including the painstaking process of completely re-rigging my electrics, so the one that can go full throttle in reverse was on the long leads to the double batteries in parallel, I decided to head out, even though it was rather late and I...
  4. Icefishing LP inland lakes and rivers
    Just moved to North Branch not all that long ago. Im 27 and this will be my first winter here. After Thanksgiving it looks like we have a cold front that will stay. Should be ice fishing in 2 weeks. I have been on DNR site looking at topo maps. Just want to see wanted to see if anyone had...
  5. Big Lake Cold Water Fishing Reports
    First time to launch at the Platte River for me. I want to launch and run out to the lake to jig and troll. I'm thinking of just using my 16ft boat with a 50hp engine for the first attempt of getting over the sand bar at the end. Will I have any trouble making it out? Drafts about 1.5 ft...
  6. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Sorry for the late post, but yesterday really kicked my AZZ. We launched at Elizabeth Park and were on the water by 7:20 a.m. (I know that's late but it's over an hours drive) Headed down stream and the pack of boats was impressive. Set-up for first drift and noticed right away nets are FLYING...
  7. Icefishing LP inland lakes and rivers
    Hey all, longtime lurker here, first time poster. Long story short, I moved up to the Traverse City area 2 winters ago, and have since taken up ice fishing. I love it, have had moderate success with perch/panfish with no electronics, but that's it. I recently found out this may be my last winter...
  8. Cold Water Species Fishing
    I am going fishing on a small inland lake in the UP called Beatons lake this weekend. The lake is said to be filled with Rainbow Trouts. I have yet to catch one from that lake. What would you recommend for lures and/or methods? Would it be better to troll or jig for them this time of year? How...
  9. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Hit our hole around 6:00am this morning, starting our first drift in 46 fow. Starting getting bites as soon as we went in. The fish were very aggressive this morning! We caught about 20 shorts and two keepers in three hours. I ended up latching on to a nice 24" 5lb Walleye on the first drift...
  10. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Went out jigging for Walleye around 8:00 am this morning. Started out in front of Belanger Park and got bits as soon as we went in. Landed a nice 18 incher in the first 15 min, with 4 shots back to back On the second drift I got a hit like nothing I've experienced before. Luckily my drag was...
  11. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Went out this morning for a couple hours and had some decent luck. Caught 4 keepers (good eaters), a bunch of shorts, and two 6lb sheep heads. Verticle jigging in 35' - 40' foot of water with ww. Did anyone else make it out to the river today?
  12. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    I mostly following along with everyone's conversations, but I've decided it's time to join the community. I'm usually on the river 2-3 times a week and feel that I can add so value to this form. My father and I went out around 9:00 am today and started our first drift in 39-40ft of water. The...
  13. Fishing Stuff
    Check out the updated website. New Minnow head profile, with or without blade! Roundball jigs - 3 for $1.25 - New Color Choices added!! The "Original Walleye Jig" 3/4 - $0.65 ea. Arrowhead - current cutting jig - 3/4oz. & 1 oz. Stinger hooks - 2 for $1.25 Wyandotte worms - the top 9 colors !
  14. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Got out today at about 4:30. Jigged the River at the mouth of LSC and made a few passes on the Canadian Side .. Caught 4 sheephead, 2 Giant Redhorse Sucker, about 30 silver bass, and 2 walleye both 21 inchers. Jigged in 18-25 FOW and the WAter Clarity was about 6-8 Feet. All fish were caught on...
  15. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Hello everybody. Quick question. Which combination looks the most promising. Ive been catching most of my walleye with a cahrteuse jig head and a silver pepper shiner fin-s minnow, and I havent tried all these baits. What do you guys think. #1 Chartreuse Jig head with Black ice Anglers Choice...
  16. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Me and my buddy jigged along our local marinas breakwall yesterday.We braved the rain and Caught 3 walleye in total. Two males which were 24 both 24 and my friend caught one spawned out 20 inch female. All fish were caught on a 1 oz Plain white sickle jig with a "blue ice" Fin-S minnow. We...
  17. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Hey everybody. Hope everybody had a good time on the water today. BeUtiful day. Fished the milky blue side of the river and banged em in an hour. 30 to 35 FOW. Biggest one was a post spawn 25 inch female, and another big 24 inch male. Chartreuse and orange jig head with a silver pepper shiner...
  18. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    I know this is Michigan Sportsman forums but does anyone have any info on good land fishing spots for walleye on the Canadian side, and when to try them. Ive caught a few eyes in early may last year jigging off shore along the shoreline near the casino. Thanks for any responses. Tightlines!!!
  19. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    I have a quick question for all of you. When do the walleye start coming in. I know prime time is April and May, but i've heard that they come in alot earlier. What do y'all know about this. When does the run technically start.
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