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Well guys we made our first run down to the upper Detroit River this morning and had a good time. Water is stained ( but fishable ) out to about 100 yrds from shore on both the American side and the Canadian side. The middle of the river is clear. We tried south of the Belle Isle birdge, Whiskey plant, Joe Louis and the Casino. I caught 4 walleyes ( including a 7lber ) at the Whiskey plant and were blanked at the other spots. Also seen a few other boats and fish caught at the whiskey plant. When we pulled in at St. Jeans we talked to guys in another boat who had 8 fish ( 1 from Sturgeon Hole & 7 from in front of Alter road area). Can't wait to get back out there next weekend!

Good luck & Tight lines,
Remington
 

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Me and a friend boated 4 walleye's, all from the Sturgeon Hole. Two 15" er's, a 5lb'er and a 7lb'er. The color of choice was white jighead with white twister tail. Had a lot of short strikes. Water temp. was 37F first thing in the AM and warmed up to 40-41F, slightly warmer in the dirtier water. I let this 7lb. female back in the water to spawn.
 
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fried fillets,saw you this mornng at lakeside and also out on the river i was in the lund pro v with 3 guys we launched just after you,had on the yellow cabelas hat.did not do very well 1 muskie thats all,well it wont be long before we all start killing them.
 

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Thanks for the report Remington. Welcome to the site.
 

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Paul, I don't think you saw me at Lakeside or at a launch. We got our bait and license's at Wally's in Windsor, then launched at a small park (Mcfee Park?), in Canada, just south of the Ambassador bridge. We were the only ones to use this launch and now I know why. Retrieving was fun because the dock was very high and the grade at the bottom of the ramp was uneven. I do remember seeing 4 different boats catch a Muskie, I'm sure you were one of them. Hope you have better trip next time.
 

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Great post Remington, welcome to the site...keep in touch,
you'll get rewarded with info of the likes that you gave....
 

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Welcome to the site & thanks for the report

We fished the sturgeon hole, belle isle bridge, & in front of DYC sunday caught one fish by the bridge. On saturday we fished the sturgeon hole and got two. All fish caught pulling wire, lost a few jigging the sturgeon hole. Did catch one musky about 15# on saturday. Maybe next time.
 

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Gene is in the booth usually from 4:30 am til noonish on the weekends.
Not sure about the weekdays.

$7.00 to launch and $6.00 for Seniors.

$85.00 for a annual pass.
 

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Paul you might have seen me down at Lakeside, there were three of us pulling a Tracker Targa, we saw a Lund ProV with three guys pulling in with us...name is Andy if we ever see each other again...tightlines boys
 

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We landed 3 nice ones near the steel plant on jigs and minnows Sunday (I played net-boy actually). Our biggest came downstream from the plant in the general area we saw 4 other big ones caught between 7 and 9 pounds. This one was almost 8 1/2 thanks to a huge belly:
 

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I was just wondering if you guy's let these big female's go so they can spawn or do you keep them ?
 

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How do you tell if it male or female?
Or do you assume because of the size they are female.
What weight do you draw the line at?
Just wonderin'
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I sent the 7lb.'er back to let her spawn. However, I heard that one of the walleye associations downriver had a DNR biologist out to speak to the club. The DNR biologist said that they would actually like the fisherman to keep the big females. Apparently, there is a misconception about the bigger fish producing the best spawn. Yes, they have more eggs inside of them. However, the quality is poorer when compared to a fish in it's prime, which is a 3-6lb. walleye.
 
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