Heatwave Fishing Charters

Heatwave Fishing Charters specializes in personal fishing trips for trophy Musky on Lake St. Clair in southern Michigan. Captain Craig will work hard to make sure you catch them all until your arms ache. Heatwave Fishing Charters has boated 73 Master Angler Qualifiers. Sounds good? Look no further!

Enjoy your adventure with Heatwave Fishing Charters aboard a 31-foot “Heatwave I “, which comes powered by twin 330 HP Mercruiser engines for a dry ride. Its maximum cruising speed is 39 knots and it has a carrying capacity of six anglers. The “Heatwave I” is rigged with navigational electronics, which include a GPS, a Simrad autopilot, a Lowrance Elite 9 color fish finder, and a VHF radio. The boat is also equipped with a private restroom, a spacious cabin with a bed, and an eating area with a refrigerator.

On your day out with Heatwave Fishing Charters, you will be trolling for Musky on Lake St. Clair. The Captain knows all the hot spots where the fish are biting. On a regular day, you can expect to land an average of 13 Muskies, whilst Captain’s personal best is 45 Muskies per trip.

Captain Craig is a great teacher, who enjoys sharing his knowledge with his guests. He can put you on your first ever fish, as well as improve your Musky game. Heatwave Fishing Charters is child-friendly, so kids are very welcome.

During your trip with Heatwave Fishing Charters, the crew will provide you with Shimano Tekota 700 reels and Shimano Tallus rods, as well as tackle and lures.

All you need to do is book a trip to your liking, grab your drinks and snacks, and get ready to begin your next fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Musky Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This trip has been created to satisfy the appetites of the most passionate anglers out there. Spending a full day trolling these waters will allow you to cover a large area and get many shots at your target. Musky is a hard fighting fish so be sure to bring your A-game when the big ones show up. Please keep in mind the Canadian part of the lake is closed until at least July 20, 2020, meaning you'll be fishing Michigan waters.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Muskie Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Join Captain Craig for a six-hour adventure to the waters of Lake St. Clair. You will be trolling for Musky – the captain's specialty, using top-quality equipment. This is a perfect trip for anglers wanting to try battling these amazing fish without committing to a full day on the water. Please keep in mind the Canadian part of the lake is closed until at least July 20, 2020, meaning you'll be fishing Michigan waters.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Muskie Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This package is ideal for any angler! You will be trolling for Musky on Lake St. Clair together with Captain Craig and his crew. You'll have plenty of time to hook some big fish so be ready for a battle! All rods, reels, and tackle will be provided for you by the crew. Please keep in mind the Canadian part of the lake is closed until at least July 20, 2020, meaning you'll be fishing Michigan waters.
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About the Captain

Craig Miller
St. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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

Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

Boat Specs

Sea Ray Amberjack (Cruiser) originally built in 1992. Powered by 2 330HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
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
Checks

Customer Reviews

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100%
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100%
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Quinn B.
Headland, AL
 5.00
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 22, 2020
Great equipment, great communication, great guys!  I would go fishing with these guys any day!  I highly recommend...
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Chris K.
Livonia, Michigan
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VERIFIED   NEW  September 9, 2020
Caught several very nice fish
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Joseph C.
Clinton Township, MI
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Brian B.
Detroit, MI
 5.00
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Half-day with Heatwave

VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
Had a great time fishing with Heatwave. As is usually the case when I hit the water, the weather wasn’t ideal but Craig found...
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Chad L.
Lake Orion, MI
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The best day Musky fishing

VERIFIED   August 23, 2019
We had an absolute blast. The crew was great we are looking forward to next year already.
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