When most people think Detroit, they don’t immediately think of fishing. Which is good for you, since you’ll have first pick of its incredible Walleye population, assisted and guided by the experienced captain of About Time Charters.

Climb aboard their 2019-edition Polarkraft aluminum fishing boat, measuring 21’ in length. She’s capable of holding 4 anglers fishing at the same time in comfort, along with the captain. A wireless trolling motor is installed onboard, to keep you steady in the river as well as allow you to sneak up to the spookiest fish. A state-of-the-art system of navigation and fishfinding is also available, as well as custom seating and hummingbird electronics.

The waters of Detroit River are teeming with Walleye, and captain Damon Herndon knows all the best fishing spots. He’s been fishing the river for over two decades now, refining his technique into a fine art - which he’s more than happy to share with his clients. Jigging is the name of the game on this charter and the charter provides all equipment that you may need.

Cleaning and filleting your catch is available free of charge on the Detroit River, Lake Erie trips fish cleaning is available from the local bait shops for a small fee. All equipment required is provided by the charter. A valid fishing Michigan fishing license must be acquired before starting your fishing trip. Customers are advised to bring a waterproof camera, adequate clothing, polarized sunglasses, and sunscreen.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Lake Erie (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 16 - Jun 30
    $475
    Trolling or jigging for Walleye on Lake Erie for a group of 3 anglers. Fish cleaning is provided.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Lake Erie (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 16 - Jun 30
    $475
    Trolling or jigging for Walleye on Lake Erie for 3 anglers. Fish cleaning is provided.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Lake Michigan Salmon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 10
    $550
    We will pursue Salmon out of Ludington. The boat is slipped at Ray's Marina. Fish cleaning is included.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Lake Michigan Salmon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Aug 30
    $550
    We will pursue Salmon out of Ludington. I will be slipped at Ray's Marina. Fish cleaning is included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 15
    $550
    Walleye charters are from 6AM to 11AM. All required equipment is provided by the charter. Clients are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and adequate clothing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 15
    $550
    This afternoon charter runs from 1pm. All required equipment is provided by the charter. Clients are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and adequate clothing.
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About the Captain

Damon Herndon
Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
14 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Captain Damon Herndon has been fishing the waters surrounding Detroit for over two decades. He's a fully licensed United States Coast Guide charter captain. Fishing Walleye and Bass is more than a job for Capt. Damon. It has become his passion, hobby, and life. He's excited about sharing his expertise in fishing with customers and hopes he'll help you fill your cooler with excellent fish!

About this listing

Targeted species

Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Polarkraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Detroit River
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Berkley and Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Edd B.
Flint, MI
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Damon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM) on May 12, 2022
The only reason the overall experience got three stars was because we expected to be jigging or drifting in the river. This...
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James P.
Bangor, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) on April 16, 2022
Captain Damon is very knowledgeable, got us right on the fish, and really did a terrific job with our charter. A true professional,...
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Kevin O.
Auburn, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capton Damon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM) on April 22, 2022
Awesome trip! Will definitely do it again with Damon
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Eric H.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Took it to the limit!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Lake Erie (AM) on June 14, 2021
Capt. Damon was great. Took us out to a spot where we hit walleye right away. Had to run back towards land due to some major...
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Abdulkareem Y.
Detroit, Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning Trip for beginners

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM) on April 26, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Damon. Despite the season being a little slow he was able to put our group who had never did...
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FAQs about About Time Charters

About Time Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Lake Erie (AM) (5 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Lake Erie (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour – Lake Michigan Salmon (AM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour – Lake Michigan Salmon (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with About Time Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with About Time Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Berkley and Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

About Time Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Detroit River)
  • Lake Fishing

About Time Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with About Time Charters include:
  • Walleye