Eastside Fishing Charters Llc

Get ready for a freshwater fishing adventure that’ll see you cruising the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair for the catch of a lifetime! Come aboard Eastside Fishing Charters, located in Detroit, and let Captain Rick Jaehn show you just what this fantastic fishery has to offer.

Capt. Rick’s fishing obsession started at a very young age. He started off fishing the banks of Lake St. Clair during summer vacation, and moved on to exploring the Detroit River with his older brother, who taught him the art of hand-lining for Walleye. He still loves reeling in this freshwater superstar, along with plenty of Perch and Musky! After 40 years of chasing many fish throughout Michigan, he decided to earn his Master Captain’s license, and is now proudly USCG-certified.

Capt. Rick specializes in offering Walleye trips on the Detroit River, and trolling trips for trophy Musky, as well as Perch, on Lake St. Clair. Each adventure takes place on his 21’ Lund aluminum vessel, perfectly built to cruise these freshwater fishing grounds. She can accommodate up to 4 anglers. On board, you’ll find navigational gear to get you on fish efficiently, as well as safety equipment to ensure a comfortable ride.

Depending on the trip you choose, you’ll be trolling or jigging for your dream catch. Capt. Rick will be on hand to help you refine your technique, as well as providing you with top-of-the-line Pflueger and St Croix rods and reels. He says it best himself: “My equipment, lures, and background make for a exceptional charter fishing experience!”

If you’re reeling in Walleye, your captain will clean, fillet, and pack your catch for you. Everything you need for a productive day on the water is included in your trip – all you need to bring along are your favorite snacks and drinks, and a valid fishing license. Come aboard Eastside Fishing Charters and get ready for a fantastic freshwater adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Detroit River/Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    US $425
    Join Capt. Rick and get ready to jig to your heart's content as you go after Walleye! You'll be heading to the Detroit River to explore some plentiful fishing grounds, and will travel up to 10 miles offshore to reel in the catch of your dreams. Your trip includes top-quality St Croix and Pflueger rods and reels, live bait, and once you return to land your captain will fillet and package your catch. All you need is a fishing license!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Detroit River/Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 30
    US $425
    Head out for an afternoon of cruising the hottest fishing grounds of the Detroit River with Capt. Rick, and get ready to reel in plenty of Walleye! Your captain will have you jigging for your catch, and you'll be provided with top-quality St Croix and Pflueger rods and reels and live bait. After your trip, Capt. Rick will clean, fillet, and pack your catch for you. All you need is a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Lake St. Clair/Perch (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Nov 30
    US $425
    Join Capt. Rick and head to the bountiful waters of Lake St. Clair for the chance to reel in lots of Perch! Your captain will have you trolling and jigging for your catch. Your trip includes top-of-the-line St Croix and Pflueger rods and reels, and you'll be provided with live bait, too. All you need to bring is a valid fishing license. Perch cleaning is not included on this trip.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Lake St. Clair/Perch (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Dec 1
    US $425
    Spend an extended afternoon out on the waters of Lake St. Clair, and get ready to reel in plenty of Perch. Your captain will teach you the best techniques to use to hook your dream catch, including trolling and jigging. You'll be provided with top-of-the-line St Croix and Pflueger rods and reels, as well as live bait. Just bring along a fishing license! Perch cleaning is not included on this trip.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
  • Private trip
    Walleye/ Multi-species Lake StClair
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 30
    US $425
    Get ready for a morning of reeling in plenty of Walleye as you head to the productive fishing grounds of Lake St. Clair. Capt. Rick will teach you how to jig and troll for your catch, and he'll provide you with top-quality Pflueger and St Croix rods and reels to help you hook 'em in. Your trip also includes live bait to tempt your catch. All you need is a fishing license!
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    Walleye/ Multi-species Lake StClair
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 30
    US $425
    Capt. Rick will take you out to the most productive fishing grounds of Lake St. Clair on this afternoon trip. When you get to the hottest spots, he'll have you jigging and trolling for your dream Walleye. You'll be provided with top-quality Pflueger and St Croix rods and reels to help you land plenty of fish! Your trip also includes live bait. All you need to bring is a valid fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Lake St Clair/Musky (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 30
    US $600
    Get ready to spend a morning trolling for Musky, Musky, and more Musky! Capt. Rick will take you out onto the plentiful fishing grounds of Lake St. Clair, and you'll have the chance to test out your best technique to land your catch. Your captain will make sure you're provided with top-quality rods and reels, as well as live bait to tempt the fish. All you need to bring along is a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Lake St Clair/Musky (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 30
    US $600
    Spend a long, enjoyable afternoon out on the waters of Lake St. Clair and get ready to reel in Musky! Capt. Rick will have you trolling for your dream catch, so get ready to try out your technique. You'll be equipped with top-quality Pflueger and St Croix rods and reels, as well as live bait to lure your catch. All you need to bring with you is a fishing license.
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Perfect day fishing on Lake St Clair

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour – Detroit River/Walleye (AM) on June 19, 2024
My brother came to town for a visit and wanted to go fishing, so we booked Captain Rick for a half day morning charter for...
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VERIFIED   5 Hour – Detroit River/Walleye (PM) on May 6, 2024
    First of all, I am an avid fisherman from south Georgia. My dad worked in Detroit for Ford Motor company prior to moving...
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Great time!

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Detroit River/Walleye (AM) on April 30, 2024
Definitely would recommend Captain Rick and Eastside Fishing Charters!  The captain got on the fish and worked hard to ensure...
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Fishing with Rick

VERIFIED   Walleye/ Multi-species Lake StClair on September 2, 2023
Captain Rick was amazing! It was our first trip with our 8 yr old boys. He was so patient and friendly we felt like we knew...
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Wow! What a trip with Captain Rick

VERIFIED   Walleye/ Multi-species Lake StClair on August 6, 2023
Captain Rick is top notch!  He knows his waters and helped us pull in some giants.  He helped create memories with my family...
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FAQs about Eastside Fishing Charters Llc

Eastside Fishing Charters Llc offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $425 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour – Detroit River/Walleye (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $425 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour – Detroit River/Walleye (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $425 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour – Lake St. Clair/Perch (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $425 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour – Lake St. Clair/Perch (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $425 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - Walleye/ Multi-species Lake StClair (5 hours)
  • US $425 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - Walleye/ Multi-species Lake StClair (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour – Lake St Clair/Musky (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour – Lake St Clair/Musky (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Eastside Fishing Charters Llc, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Eastside Fishing Charters Llc include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Eastside Fishing Charters Llc offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Eastside Fishing Charters Llc offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Eastside Fishing Charters Llc include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Rick Jaehn
New Baltimore, Michigan, United States
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56 Customer reviews
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Member since October 2018
My name is Captain Rick Jaehn of Eastside Fishing Charters. I've been fishing for over 40 years. My fishing obsession started at a very young age, fishing the banks of Lake St. Clair everyday during summer vacation. I later was able to fish Detroit River at about 12 yrs old with an older brother that showed me the ropes of pulling wire (hand-lining) for Walleye. This inspired me to get my own boat and I honed my skills even more at catching Walleye with different methods. Soon there were different species of fish to catch and my obsession grew even more. After more than 40 years of chasing many species of fish throughout Michigan and surrounding states and countries, I decided to earn my Master Captains License so that that I would be able to share the fun, excitement, and experience of fishing with others. As part of my qualifications to run a successful fishing charter business, I received my CPR and First Aid Certification. I'm fully inspected by USCG and DNR, and I'm fully insured.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.