Michigan Walleye Tour: Detroit River/Lake Erie

First the captains meeting Friday night, and then that 4 am wake up Saturday morning and off to the Lake Erie Metro Park for the launch of the Michigan Walleye Tour’s second stop of the season.

Although this time of the year I would prefer to be pulling meat through the water column, the cold temps in the morning this weekend I think will dictate the use of my Rapala’s to get the job done.  That is if the wind predictions are about as fake as the news these days.  As of now they are calling for winds from 14 to 21 mph out of the east or northeast.  That means, quite possibly it will either be called a river only tourney, or if discretion is the better part of valor, we will make that decision ourselves and get our jig on.

Have the St. Croix rods already rigged up just in case we stay in the river.  There are some spots still producing pre-spawn females that will add weight to the bag before it goes up to the scales.  Will have the Lunker City Fin-S Fish and 4″ Wyandotte Worms, topped off with Northland Tackle Sting’r hooks on the rods for an assortment for the walleye to hit.  If the water is cloudy at all, will bulk up by either adding a live minnow, or pull out some 5 inch paddle tail minnows for the size, and little extra action that the tail will provide.

That’s the plan so far……


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About Mason

Born off the Detroit River, raised in Ida and on Lake Erie. Anything fishing holds my interest from Walleye, Pike and Muskie to a 10 year run on the Ice Fishing Circuits around the MidWest.
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