Churchville Outfitters

Churchville Outfitters is a family-run operation providing guided fishing expeditions out of Port Glasgow, Ontario. They operate 7 days a week from July 1–September 5. Whether you are an experienced fisherman pursuing a record-breaking lunker or are looking to experience that magical feeling of a fish biting for the first time, Churchville Outfitters has the experience and expertise to guarantee you leave with great pictures,
fresh fish, and an unforgettable summer day.

Join Captain Ben Schnekenburger aboard his 30’ Baha cruiser boat powered by a 454 HP Volvo engine. It features downriggers, a wireless trolling motor, an ice box, top-notch marine electronics and safety gear, as well as a restroom, beds, and a multimedia system. It can take up to 5 anglers, out of which 2 could be reeling in the fish at the same time. The first mate will be present on some trips, depending on the group size and experience.

The captain can take you up to 10 miles out on the lake, and he’ll show you all his favourite hot spots. You’ll be trolling for Walleye and Steelhead, and you’ll get to keep all the fish. Catch and release is usually not done for this type of fishing because the fish are not likely to survive, though it is not forbidden. There’s a catch cleaning service at the marina, and the cost depends on the size and amount of fish.

You’ll be supplied with top-tier Okuma fishing equipment, as well as lures (live bait is not used). The clients should bring a cooler for the catch which stays in their car, and the crew will transfer the fish upon return. You should also bring a small cooler with refreshments if you want, soft-soled shoes, appropriate clothing, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

Refreshments can be provided by the captain upon request for an additional cost – you just need to let him know in advance what you want. Fishing licences need to be purchased online the day before the trip. 

Join Churchville Outfitters for an unforgettable day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Musky
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    You'll meet the guide at the Cove Marina in Lighthouse Cove and go fishing for Big Fall Musky in the world-renowned Lake St Clair.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 5
    $625
    Your trip will depart from the Port Glasgow marina at 7:00 a.m. You'll then head out to troll for Walleye and Rainbow Trout. You'll be returning at 3:00 p.m. with your catch.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 5
    $550
    If you're a morning person, this is the trip for you! The captain will work hard to put you on Walleye and Rainbow Trout and you'll be focusing on trolling.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 5
    $550
    This 6-hour trip will see you fishing for Walleye and Rainbow Trout in the afternoon. The captain will do everything he can to put you on the fish of your dreams.
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About the Captain

Ben Schnekenburger
Tilbury, Ontario, Canada
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 24 hours
Member since April 2019
Captain Ben Schnekenburger is a local who has been fishing these waters for 15 years. His biggest catch is an 11-pound Walleye and a 12-pound Steelhead. He has fished St. Clair Lake for Muskie, as well as Detroit River and St. Clair River. Ben decided to start this charter business because he loves interacting with people and seeing them on the water, sharing his love of fishing. His brother is a guide also and a first mate and has fished all over, from the Pacific to the Atlantic. They have grown up on the water, and it came naturally to them to fish for a living.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

Boat Specs

Baha (Cruiser) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 454HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 7, 2020
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Mary M.
Aylmer, Ontario
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on July 4, 2020
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FAQs about Churchville Outfitters

Churchville Outfitters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $625 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip – Musky (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Churchville Outfitters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Churchville Outfitters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Present on some trips)

Churchville Outfitters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 10 miles)

Churchville Outfitters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Churchville Outfitters include:
  • Muskellunge (Musky)