Heatwave Fishing Charters

Head out in search of a freshwater legend with “Heatwave Fishing Charters”! You’ll explore the productive Detroit River with Captain Craig Miller. He grew up fishing in Michigan and you’re hard-pressed to find a guide who’s caught more Walleye than he has!

Your vessel for the day is 20’ Lund Pro V, ideal for up to 4 anglers. She’s powered by a single 225 HP Mercury Verado engine and is rigged with the latest in navigational electronics including top-of-the-line Fish Finder and GPS. There’s plenty of space for everyone on board to fish without bumping elbows and comfortably relax.

Many freshwater anglers consider Walleye to be their holy grail fish! There are few places where you’ll have a better chance at hooking your own trophy than right here in the Detroit River. This outstanding fishery is home to a huge Walleye population and you’ll troll and jig for your prize.

Capt. Craig provides top-notch Abu Garcia reels and tournament series Rp2 rods, as well as lures, and live bait, to ensure you have a successful day. Any catch you decide to keep, he’s happy to clean and fillet at the end of the trip.

Bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy, as well as a valid Michigan fishing license. For incredible freshwater fishing, Heatwave Fishing is the charter you can count on!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) (4 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $375
    Spend the morning jigging and trolling for your trophy Walleye on this 5-hour fishing adventure! This is the ideal trip for a family or a group of friends. No need to worry about gear, live bait, or lures – Capt. Craig provides all the top-notch gear you need. Don't forget to purchase a fishing license beforehand and feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) (4 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $375
    Head out with the family or with a group of friends for a 5-hour Walleye fishing adventure! You'll spend the afternoon trolling and jigging in the Detroit River for your trophy. Capt. Craig provides top-notch gear, as well are lures and live bait to ensure you have a successful day. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and don't forget a valid fishing license.
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About the Captain

Craig Miller
St. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
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17 Customer Reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since January 2017
Captain Craig Miller grew up only a stone’s throw from Saginaw Bay and the Tittabawassee River and started fishing at an early age. Craig considers himself very lucky to have had the opportunity to fish for Walleye every day after school. When he turned 23, he moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he was introduced to the beautiful Lake St. Clair. There, he got his first taste of fishing for trophy Musky, which was the beginning of his passion for that freshwater gamefish. Captain Craig is U.S.C.G. Licensed Master Captain, Red Cross Certified in CPR & First Aid, as well as a member of the Michigan Charter Boat Association and the Michigan-Ontario Muskie Club. For Craig, fishing is more than just business – it’s an obsession.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund Pro V (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 225HP Mercury Verado engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Best way to spend the day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) (4 PAX) on April 5, 2021
What an amazing day on the water! The walleye fishery in our Great Lakes system is something you absolutely must experience....
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) (4 PAX) on May 27, 2019
Had a great day of fishing and communication with Captain Craig was excellent.  I will charter through him again.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) (2PAX) on May 14, 2017
Had an amazing time. We did the evening tour and we loved it.We caught a lot more fish than I thought we would. I would highly...
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FAQs about Heatwave Fishing Charters

Heatwave Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 PAX) (5 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 PAX) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Heatwave Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Lowrance HDS 12)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Heatwave Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Abu Garcia reels and tournament series Rp2 rods. )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Heatwave Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Heatwave Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Heatwave Fishing Charters include:
  • Walleye