Fishing The Detroit River And Lake

Come and enjoy the Detroit River’s impressive fishing! This is where you can catch Walleyes all year long and also experience some of the world’s best Bass fishing. Captain Nick Homayed has been guiding fishing trips and participating in tournaments for over 25 years. If you’re looking for an experienced guide with lots of knowledge to pass on – Capt. Nick is your guy!

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 23’ Panga marine, built in 2017. This bay boat goes smoothly and can easily access shallow waters. There’s enough room for 5 guests to fish at the same time. She’s equipped with necessary safety gear, downriggers, a live bait tank, an ice box, and various navigational equipment.

Your targets for the day will be various freshwater species, such as Walleye, Bass, Catfish, Musky, and Sturgeon. Depending on what you want to catch or what’s the best option for the given situation, you’ll be trying out different techniques: bottom fishing, jigging, trolling, spinning, or light tackle.

Make sure to purchase your fishing license for the day. Capt. Nick will prepare your fishing equipment and make sure there’s fresh live bait ready before the trip starts. You need to bring your snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and proper clothing. Catch cleaning is available for an extra fee.

Kids of all ages are welcome, so don’t hesitate to bring your young ones along. Capt. Nick is very patient and he’ll show the basics to anyone who’s interested.

Relax, fish, and enjoy.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - Nov 30
    $399
    Start your day fishing and get back to the marina before lunch. Hopefully, you'll catch your next meal with Capt. Nick. Your main targets will be Musky, Catfish, Bass, Walleye, and others. Catch cleaning service is charged extra. The departure is also possible at 7:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - Nov 30
    $399
    Spend the afternoon fishing and enjoy the sunset from the boat. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment, bait, and lures. You'll need to purchase your fishing license before the trip and also bring your snacks and drinks for the day.
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About the Captain

Nick Homayed
Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
30 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
98 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Nick is the longest active captain on the Detroit River. He's been operating since 1988. He loves working with kids and novice anglers. He's friendly and a patient teacher, so novices are welcome as well. He also runs trips on Lake Erie, where he puts his customers on the ultimate catch of the area – the mighty Walleye.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Catfish Catfish
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Panga marine (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 100HP Mercury engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared in advance
Lures

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
All ages are welcome; life vests provided
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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 94 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Top Notch Guide!
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Loveda F.
Las Vegas, NV
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Captain Nick knows his stuff

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (7AM) on June 27, 2022
What a great trip and a great captain. We caught our limit of Walleye with an extra bonus of a few Perch. Took my Dad for a...
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Dawn B.
West Bloomfield Township, MI
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Entertainment and know-how in one magical trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 13, 2022
Captain Nick and his son NJ took us out and caught our limit in walleye and WE HAD A BLAST!  Captain Nick enjoys talking about...
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Tevin J.
Warner Robins, GA
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Half day with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 4, 2022
My group’s trip with Captain Nick was fantastic. Capt. Nick was a great host. From the start we knew that we were in good...
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James C.
Trenton, Michigan
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Great Walleye Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 10, 2022
As a retirement gift to my buddy I gave him a walleye fishing trip. What a blast! We had a great evening fishing trip for Walleye...
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DeSean T.
Queen Creek, AZ
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Best Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 28, 2022
Words cannot explain how much fun I had on this fishing trip I was very impressed with Captain Nick experience and knowledge...
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FAQs about Fishing The Detroit River And Lake

Fishing The Detroit River And Lake offers the following trips to customers:
  • $399 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing The Detroit River And Lake, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishing The Detroit River And Lake include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures

Fishing The Detroit River And Lake offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Fishing The Detroit River And Lake offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Fishing The Detroit River And Lake include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Catfish
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Walleye