There’s hardly a better way to explore the waters of St. Claire Lake than to take a trip with Long Line Charters. The charter is operated by Captain Eric who’s been fishing the waters of Michigan his whole life. Cathing northern fish species is his specialty and he even won a Salmon tournament in 2017.

Let Capt. Eric take you on his 31’ Stamas offshore boat. This fishing machine has enough room for 6 guests to join. Since trolling is the main technique you’ll be using, you’ll fish in turns. The boat is powered by twin 290 HP Mercury engines and has an enclosed cabin with air-conditioning. You’ll also find a private toilet and a basic kitchen on board too.

The main target on each trip is Muskie but there are other fish you can catch here, such as Walleye, Northern Pike, and Smallmouth Bass. Even though trolling is the best way to go after them, you can also try spinning.

Kids are welcome to join as long as they can hold a rod. Capt. Eric hopes he can teach every guest how to fish and that includes the little ones too. It’s never too early to learn a new skill and express the adventurous side of them.

You’ll be provided with different brands of professional fishing equipment and the captain will also clean your catch. Make sure to purchase your fishing license and bring some snacks and drinks for the day.

Long Line Charters has a long line of happy customers, who keep coming back. See it for yourself and join Capt. Eric.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Enjoy Lake St. Clair with a multi-species trolling trip. We typically catch 4-6 species a trip. Fun for all ages and skill levels. All equipment and fish cleaning included.
  • Private trip
    Muskie Trolling Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 7 - Oct 31
    $700
    Target Muskies for a day with an experienced guide. Capt. Eric welcomes families with children too. It's recommended to bring life vests for kids, to make sure the size will fit. Your fishing equipment is fully covered. Muskies need to be released but you can keep other fish species.
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About the Captain

Eric Long
St. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
6 Customer reviews
Member since December 2017
Capt. Eric Long has over 20 years of experience in the Great Lakes. He's very friendly and loves to see his guests having a great time. While fishing the Detroit River for Walleyes and Lake St. Clair for Muskies are his mainstays, Capt. Eric is no stranger to Saginaw Bay Walleye fishing in the middle of summer, or trolling Lake Michigan for Salmon in late summer. In 2017, he and his team won first place at the Scotty King of Kings tournament at Lake Ontario.

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Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (White) White Bass
Freshwater Drum Freshwater Drum

Boat specs

Stamas (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 290HP Mercury engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano, Abu Garcia, Okuma
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Tips are appreciated

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 min. age policy, as long as they can hold a rod
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory
Muskie

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
American Express
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Amy V.
Fenton, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Muskie Trolling Trip on July 24, 2020
Beautiful day! Captain and first mate were superb! Overall great experience! Definitely planning another...
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Raechel B.
Utica, MI
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VERIFIED   Muskie Trolling Trip on September 20, 2020
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Jacquie H.
Maple Heights, OH
Excellent
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VERIFIED   Muskie Trolling Trip on August 23, 2020
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Augie T.
Very good
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 14, 2021
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VERIFIED   June 20, 2021
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FAQs about Long Line Charters

Long Line Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - Muskie Trolling Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Long Line Charters , you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Long Line Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano, Abu Garcia, Okuma)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)

Long Line Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Long Line Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Long Line Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (White)
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye