Mainstream Fishing Charters – 20'

When it comes to Ontario’s famous freshwater fishing grounds, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better combination than Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. Mainstream Fishing Charters offer awesome, fully-guided trips exploring both of these lakes, depending on when you visit. Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced excursion chasing various Panfish, or want to tangle lines with the mighty Musky, join Captain David Weil for a first-class freshwater adventure!

Capt. David’s passion for angling started at the age of 6, when he caught his first Smallmouth Bass in his grandfather’s pond. From then on, he was hooked! He transferred this love for fishing into a career as a guide, and has explored many of the Great Lakes. Now, he specializes in running trips out of Southwest Ontario, targeting Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, as well as local canals, creeks, and marshes.

You’ll be heading out on your captain’s 20’ Sprint bass boat, perfectly built to tackle freshwater fishing grounds. She can accommodate up to 3 guests, making her the perfect option for newbies and seasoned fishermen who want a truly hands-on, personal experience. She’s equipped with fishfinder and GPS, life jackets in a variety of sizes, and a wireless trolling motor to help you silently sneak up on your catch.

Where you fish depends on which trip you opt for. If you want to explore Lake Erie’s world-famous fishery, you’ll have the chance to reel in Walleye using light tackle. Want to chase some tasty table fare? Join Capt. David for his fast-paced Panfish adventure. If you’d like to come face-to-face with a freshwater beast, then you can spin and cast for Musky. New angler? Don’t worry – Capt. David will show you the ropes, and his Carp and Catfish trip is perfect for beginners with little ones!

All you need to bring with you is a fishing license – Capt. David will provide rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Come aboard Mainstream Fishing Charters for a first-class freshwater adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Crappie
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 21 - May 31
    $370
    Come experience a fantastic day on the water catching some spring slab crappie! Crappie are an extremely fun, great fighting, and great eating fish. We use all kinds of methods to target them. Float fishing, pitching, cranking, skipping docks, vertical jigging you name it we do it!
  • Private trip
    Detroit River Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 14 - May 31
    $370
    The annual spring Walleye run on the Detroit River is nothing but world class! You'll catch these Walleye using a technique called vertical jigging. It is a very fun, hands on way to target Walleye.
  • Private trip
    Detroit river walleye pm
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 14 - May 31
    $370
    Spend an afternoon on the Detroit river chasing walleye. The Detroit rivers annual spring migration of walleye is nothing short of world class.
  • Private trip
    Lake Erie Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 1
    $370
    You will be fishing lake Erie’s central basin out of Wheatley. Target species is walleye but you can’t rule out the occasional Steelhead.
  • Private trip
    Largemouth Bass Rondeau Bay
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 25 - Oct 31
    $370
    Rondeau bay is a fantastic fishery! Situated in Erieau off of Lake Erie’s Central basin, the bay offers a variety of gamefish! If you like fishing structure and weeds this is for you! Big pike are often caught as a bonus in the bay!
  • Private trip
    Musky Casting
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 5 - Dec 15
    $370
    Lake St Clair is a musky factory! If you want a truly hands on big fish experience then casting for musky is as good as it gets when it comes to freshwater. We offer top of the line equipment to tangle with these beasts. These trips are max 2 people plus the captain as ample space is required for casting.
  • Private trip
    Smallmouth bass St Clair
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 25 - Oct 1
    $370
    Lake St Clair is not only known for its Musky but it is also a world class Smallmouth fishery! If you’re a bronze back fanatic this trip is for you!
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About the Captain

David Weil
Leamington, Ontario, Canada
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5 Customer reviews
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Member since January 2019
It all started at Capt. David Weil's grandfather's farm pond...within minutes he caught his first fish, a Largemouth Bass, and he was hooked! Since the early age of 6, Capt. David has developed and grown an extreme passion for the sport of fishing. He's been fishing the Great Lakes since his early childhood, and has had the pleasure of fishing and guiding on the Great Lakes, as well as many lakes throughout NW Ontario. He also has many hours of tournament experience fishing local tournaments, like Musky’s Canada Belle river chapter opener and closer events, Big Boys Derby, Lasalle Walleye Classic and a few others. Capt. David is driven to ensure success every time he sets sail on the water, and we ensure you that you are in good hands!

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Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Crappie Crappie
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

Boat specs

Sprint (Bass boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 225HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Children's sizes provided

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
For walleye trips
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Small additional charge

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No minimum age
No Alcohol
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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VERIFIED   NEW  Largemouth Bass Rondeau Bay on July 20, 2022
We had a great day. The captain was very personable and worked around our need for calm waters by making sure we went to the...
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FAQs about Mainstream Fishing Charters – 20'

Mainstream Fishing Charters – 20' offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $475 per group - Crappie (6 hours)
  • CA $475 per group - Detroit River Walleye (6 hours)
  • CA $475 per group - Detroit river walleye pm (6 hours)
  • CA $475 per group - Lake Erie Walleye (6 hours)
  • CA $475 per group - Largemouth Bass Rondeau Bay (6 hours)
  • CA $475 per group - Musky Casting (6 hours)
  • CA $475 per group - Smallmouth bass St Clair (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Mainstream Fishing Charters – 20', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets Children's sizes provided

Trips booked with Mainstream Fishing Charters – 20' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (For walleye trips )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Small additional charge)

Mainstream Fishing Charters – 20' offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Mainstream Fishing Charters – 20' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Mainstream Fishing Charters – 20' include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Crappie
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye