Reel Life Great Lakes Sportfishing

Reel Life Great Lakes Sportfishing invites you to experience the stunning waters of Lake St. Clair. Having logged many hours on these waters, Captain Earl can tell you all about the local fishery.

Depending on the season, you might hook into Walleye, Musky, Smallmouth Bass and who knows what else! On the day of your trip you’re likely to troll.

Families who love fishing together will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. Also remember to bring snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty belly!

Capt. Earl runs a 27’ Sportfish with a capacity for 6 passengers. It comes with everything you need for a productive day on the water. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures. Live bait is included.

You may have the help of a First Mate to put you on fish. Mates often work for tips and it’s customary to offer them a 10–20% tip.

Before coming aboard, you need to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain.

A few items to bring include sunglasses, bottled water, a cooler for your catch and sunblock. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just be sure to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

And that’s it! Your fishing trip with Reel Life Great Lakes Sportfishing is just a click away.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 13 - Jul 5
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $485
    Half-day trip for Walleye on Lake St. Clair. Morning departure @ 7am.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 13 - Jul 5
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $485
    Half-day trip for Walleye on Lake St. Clair. Afternoon departure @ 3pm.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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The captain was very knowledgeable and allowed us to be engaged in a way that other charters haven\u2019t. Learned a lot and had a wonderful time. Will do it again
Great family adventure
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Captain Earl Leads the Way to Walleyes

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Walleye on July 2, 2024
Our started at 7 am sharp. Myself, my 17 year old son and two of his buddies from highschool came along. The four of us had...
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Rebecca F.
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Great family adventure

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Walleye on July 2, 2024
I went out there with a friend and my grandchildren ages 16 and 11, they had the best time, with catching fish after fish....
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Justin S.
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Awesome Father's Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Walleye on June 16, 2024
Where to start, Directions led us straight to the boat. Boarding was super easy .  Captain Earl did a great job of...
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Richard S.
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Amazing Day of Fishing 4 man limit

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Walleye on June 4, 2024
We got to the pickup point about 15 minutes early and Capt Earl and his mate we there ready to go They are very friendly knowledgeable...
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Capt Earl was a hit

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Walleye on July 1, 2024
with my grandkids.  Had a 5,6, and 9 year old on board and Captain Earl made them all feel welcome.  He showed great patience...
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FAQs about Reel Life Great Lakes Sportfishing

Reel Life Great Lakes Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $485 per group, additional US $35 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Walleye (5 hours)
  • US $485 per group, additional US $35 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Walleye (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Life Great Lakes Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private bathroom in forward cabin.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Radar

Trips booked with Reel Life Great Lakes Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Based on availability)

Reel Life Great Lakes Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Reel Life Great Lakes Sportfishing offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Reel Life Great Lakes Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Earl Riske
Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
15 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2024
Captain Earl has been fishing the Great Lakes for over 40 years. After retiring from his regular job, he obtained his Captain's license so he could share his passion.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Albemarle (Sportfishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 425HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 3 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Private bathroom in forward cabin.
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Based on availability

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.