Starting in April walleyes will begin pouring into the Detroit River in anticipation of their yearly spawning ritual. After ice out is the best time to catch your hall hanger class great lakes super tanker. Mixed in will be a plethora of beautiful males that make some of the best table-fare in fresh water. Starting early vertical jigging is the go to method, however as it starts to warm up pulling crawlers harness results in non stop action.
Typically being a week or two behind the Detroit River, the St. Clair River will be heating up as swarms of walleyes migrate from Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron to their hallowed grounds of the St. Clair River. Each trip begins by meeting at Hook One Bait and Tackle in Marine City, MI and ends with your catch being cleaned and bagged on the dock. Similar methods of vertical jigging turning into pulling crawlers will be used.
Early in the year before the jigging bite is ramped up, trolling on Lake St. Clair can be very good. As well as after the spawning activity in the rivers has peaked many hungry post-spawn walleyes enter the lake. Another awesome time is if you can brave the cold from November - Ice up, the walleye fishing is outstanding.