Perch, silver bass spring runs at full swing in Detroit River

Photo by Daniel Gretzner
Joe Beydoun (top0 of Dearborn is happy over his recent limit catches of silver bass (below) on the Detroit River.


Warmer late spring days have moved the local outdoor sporting activities to the front of the line. One of the things at the very top of the list is fishing.

Right now, perch and silver bass have temporarily taken over the walleye production in the Detroit River and nearby waterways.

Local anglers are being kept quite busy catching their limits of tasty yellow perch and also the hard-fighting silver bass. These fish have been numerous over the past few weeks and can be caught on live bait, using minnows or worms.

All ages of anglers are hauling in catches all along the Downriver coastline, extending from Ecorse to Trenton.

As the spring spawn runs continue, the fishing pier at Bishop Park in Wyandotte has been overflowing.

Catching these two types of fresh water fish, on a continuous basis, can be fun at any age. Most anglers have been doing just that.

If you like wetting a line now and then and want something to do in your spare time, why not go fishing?