These waters are legendary when it comes to fishing for big musky. With such an incredible forage base, these fish are on constant search and destroy missions looking for food. As with other popular musky waters, the big ones can be caught just about anywhere and there are few hard and fast rules. The Detroit River especially is very unique and the possibilitiesare endless as far as different techniques employed.
Most of the musky fishing done in this area is trolling, mainly on St.Clair, but Jon is one of the rare anglers in these parts who casts and jigs for them. There is something special about a giant following your lure up to the boat trying to eat a lure that you manipulated with a rod and reel, rather than one being pulled behind a boat. Jon most often starts the day by casting until the suns rises, after which he vertically jigs a Bondy Bait in the deeper waters for the giants.
One of the main food sources for musky in this area is smallmouth bass. It's pretty scary when you're bass fishing and reeling up a 1-2 lb bass and a musky decides that it is lunchtime. I see muskies attack smallmouth about 5-6 times a season and it is usually one of the most violent, but at the same time exciting experiences you can have. One strike froma fish of this size will have you coming back for more!