Depending on which part of the river system you fish, the area is a TON less snaggy than the Detroit river. So you can expect to lose less lead than Detroit.
Sizes range from 1/4oz to 1/2 oz (for the most part) with 3/8oz and 1/2 oz being pretty common. In the deeper water channels, there are days when a 3/4oz would be nice but that is few and far between.
Colors are pretty much the same, Pinks, whites, chartreuse, Anti-freeze (candy Chartreuse), being some of the favorites. Key word "some".
Baits are similar with Fin-S getting some of the top spots, followed by Frank's off brand of similar minnow baits. Companies like Bondy and H2OHammer also make some baits that are taking hold. Colors again are similar with a few exceptions. Guys have success with certain color combos on saginaw that are not necessarily favorites in Detroit.
One thing to consider with plastics. Because of the smaller jig sizes, which in turn equates to smaller hooks, (think 4/0 with Detroit river and 3/0 and 2/0 in Saginaw), the baits tend to stick out longer on the jig. For that reason, many of us use a pair of scissors and trim down our baits. Cut the heads off them to make them shorter!
What size jigheads eyepod? 3/8? Seen those on his website the other day and thought about picking some up