With the latest fishing report in the Detroit Free Press, it’s obvious that this spring is going to pretty slow for Walleye this year. Some fishermen suggest the reason is the cold water. “Two weeks ago, the water was 36, 37 degrees. Two days ago, it was back down to 33.” Another big problem was the ice that kept coming down the river.
But fishermen that reported about this are still keeping their hopes high. In a few days they are expecting the Detroit River to warm up and the big walleyes start coming down the river to spawn. It’s usually when the water hits 44-45 degrees.
My brother and I are going to be entering a walleye tournament on May 8th, I’m pretty excited. It’s the IBEW Local 58 walleye fishing tournament. My brother’s an electrician in the Local 58 Union, that’s how we heard about the walleye tournament. While I’m pretty excited, I’m kind of nervous too, this is the first fishing tournament I have ever entered.
It’s not a serious fishing tournament, $25 a person and the payout is not super huge. But it would be great to place in the top 4 to get a prize. Also the $5 per entry goes to the biggest fish caught.
My brother and his friend knows the Detroit River pretty well, so we have a decent chance of doing pretty good. I’m just hoping the river will have warmed up by the beginning of May. For more information about the Detroit River fishing tournament, you can checkout the official post on the IBEW Local 58 website.
Also stay tuned for video footage of the IBEW walleye fishing tournament, I’m going to be taking my Go Pro HD camera to the fishing tournament. I should be able to capture some really cool video footage on tape.