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
    Half Day Trip – November
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 7 - Nov 30
    $399
    Start your day fishing and get back to the marina right around 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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - Sep 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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - Sep 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
26 Fishing Reports
54 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) Bass (Smallmouth)
Catfish Catfish
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Sturgeon Sturgeon

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
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

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Friendly captain
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96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jeff M.
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Captain Nick on Lake Erie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 31, 2021
My wife and I were keen on fishing. We watched others do it and tried it ourselves a few times. Always fishing, never catching....
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Michael M.
Dearborn Heights, MI
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Half Day Trip with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 9, 2021
I haven’t been fishing in YEARS.  So I decided to take out my nephew,  brother and a family friend.  Capt Nick definitely...
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Jorge C.
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Fishing with Capt. Nick (morning trip)

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 14, 2021
Capt. Nick is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. He has a great personality and made the trip very enjoyable....
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RON G.
Sterling Heights, MI
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Get ‘Er Done Finshing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 9, 2021
Captain Nick put us ON the fish!  5 minutes at half throttle then two minutes with rods in the water we boated the first of...
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Michelle D.
Lansing, MI
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Half Day Trip With Captin Nic

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2021
Had an awesome time! Busy (FISHING) from the time we got to the spot until end of trip. Limited Out!! Captin Nic is very knowledgeable...
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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 - Half Day Trip – November (5 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day 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)
  • Sturgeon
  • Walleye