Via Scott Gardner
Via Scott Gardner

Walleye Jigging Jackpot: Early-season Action on Ontario’s Detroit River


Leavon with a nice walleye
Scott Gardner

The most common technique to catch Detroit River walleye at this time of year is vertical jigging. The secret is to jig with a steady cadence, touching bottom for just an instant, before raising it up again eight to 12 inches and repeating the process. Leavon Peleikis got a 5/8 oz jig dressed with an Anglers Choice Wally Min-R soft-plastic minnow in the zone, and was rewarded with a beauty.