Our boat, a 22 foot Key West 216 Bay Reef, is not only American made, but is perfectly suited for Detroit River walleye charters. The walk around deck design gives 4 fishermen plenty of elbow room and space to jig for walleye comfortably. Our boat is very wide and stable and was chosen specifically for walleye charters on the Detroit River.
Our walleye boat is powered by 225hsp Mercury Optimax. Outfitted with an xi5 Motorguide trolling motor and the latest Hummingbird electronics. she is the ultimate walleye jigging machine.
I believe using top of the line tackle is an integral part of fishing success. Custom jigs and high quality rods are essential for not only the technique but also necessary to feel bites and hook walleyes!
Daily Detroit River Walleye Charters
By the beginning of April, the Detroit River walleye run has begun. Large female walleye enter the river providing an excellent opportunity to catch record class fish. The bite is not as fast as it is later in the spring but the walleye can be huge! As April progresses, more and more walleye enter the river as the male walleye begin to flood into the river system. By the beginning of May, the Detroit River is full of “eater” sized walleye with limits of fish usually being caught rather quickly!
The walleye fishing technique is called vertical jigging. This means you will get to work the lures, feel the strikes, and set the hook on giant Detroit River walleye!