Pro anglers fish at Cabela’s Master Walleye event in Detroit River

Photo courtesy of Daniel Gretzner
Jim Passo (Left) and pro partner Rob Crow show off walleyes they caught in the lower Detroit River during the past week.

Scores of Midwest anglers tried their best to catch the largest walleye that swim in the Detroit River and Lake Erie waters this past weekend. Elizabeth Park Marina in Trenton is the tournament sight of the Master Walleye Circuit held in Trenton.

Jim Passo, from St. Charles, Ill., and his partner, Rob Crow, did some scouting work on the water, finding the walleye schools, prior to the tourney itself.

“This place is a fish factory and there is no doubt that average anglers can do well in these waters,” Passo said. “We caught and released dozens of 8- to 12-pound walleye nearly every day in preparation for the tournament. Trolling, jigging with lead-headed jigs and Berkley Poer baits work well.”

Local anglers and their boats dotted the shoreline, and fishing has gotten off to a good start in the Downriver area. From Wyandotte, Trenton and Gibraltar, anglers are finding plenty of fish.