Detroit River Midday Update – Day 1 - Major League Fishing

Detroit River Midday Update – Day 1

Wind keeps the field pinned in the river to start
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September 17, 2020 • Jody White • Toyota Series

Right off the bat, the anglers in the field at the Toyota Series Northern Division event on the Detroit River were thrown a curveball by the weather. This morning, with increasing wind forecasts, tournament officials made Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair off-limits, thereby penning up the 87 pros and co-anglers on the American side of the Detroit River. Though not what some wanted, the fishing still seems to be pretty good, and we should see good limits at weigh-in at 3 p.m. ET.

To start the day, the weather was brisk and cloudy, and obviously plenty windy. It's turned out to be a tremendous fall day, with sunny skies and cool enough weather to sport a hoodie. On the river, the water temperature is in the mid-60s and the fish are biting deep, shallow and in between on everything from a drop-shot to a spinnerbait. Most of the field is concentrating around the mouth of the river on the Lake Erie side, but there are a decent number of anglers strung along it all the way up through Detroit.

Below is the rundown of updates we’ve gathered so far.

Cory Johnston – two keepers

Mark Peiser – two big ones and two little ones

Chase Serafin – 15 pounds

Troy Stokes – 17 pounds

Kevin Martin – four for 8 pounds

Drew Six – one good one and one baby

Craig Saylor – one little one

Co-angler Rod MacKinnon – one 5-pounder

Mark Flick – 18 pounds

Co-angler Aaron Stahley – 21 pounds

Tom Beale – three keepers

Dan Mittlestat – a limit with one big one

Joe Lucarelli – one keeper

Dick Parker – one keeper 

Jason Root – five for 8 pounds 

Chad Pipkins – three for 9 pounds 

Brett Loomis – four keepers