Fishing The Detroit River

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 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 7 - Nov 30
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - Sep 30
    $299
    price breakdown
    $299
    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
    $299
    price breakdown
    $299
    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
Brownstown Charter Township, Michigan, United States
15 Fishing Reports
28 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)
Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
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
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
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 dates 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

Recent Fishing Reports

Hot bite
Hot bite
November 8, 2020
We been getting a good number of walleyes. Come out and enjoy.
Walleye fishing is good.
Walleye fishing is good.
October 29, 2020
Jigging the Detroit river is hot right now. All sizes upto 8 pounds. The next three weeks shoukd be good.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (15)
4.80
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Half day with captain nick
Half day with captain nick
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+12
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Erik T.
Lincoln Park, MI
 5.00
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Fishing with Nick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 29, 2020
Couldn’t have picked a better day to go fishing. The weather was beautiful. Captain Nick has a lot of great experience and...
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Ronald A.
Metamora, MI
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 6, 2020
This was a GREAT fishing trip with Captain Mike he knows where the fish are. I had brought my two grand kids 6 &...
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Chris K.
Lapeer, MI
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Afternoon charter with Captin Nick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 7, 2020
Took my father and 2 sons out for my dad’s 70th birthday. Captin Nick was great. He was very knowledgeable and knew where...
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Joseph G.
West Bloomfield Township, MI
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Half day with captain nick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 12, 2020
CAPTAIN NICK IS A TANK. The fish we caught were amazing and the captain was so funny. I would recommend 10/10 times. His stories...
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Kathy M.
Sterling Heights, MI
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Halt day fish trip with captain Nick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 18, 2020
Fun day of fishing.  Fished for half the day and were pulling in fish left and right. Captain Nick brought us to the good...
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