Doug Samsal Fishing

700 Pointe Tremble Road
Algonac MI, United States

Doug Samsal Fishing is a full-service Walleye. Smallmouth Bass, and Musky fishing guide service operating out of Algonac, MI. Depending on the season and the target species, Captain Doug Samsal is an expert guide, and is endorsed by professional Bass angler Kevin VanDam because he knows how to get you on the fish! He fishes along the Detroit River and into Lake St. Clair, both areas famous among freshwater angler worldwide for the sheer size and quantity of their fish.

Captain Doug’s 21 ft Nitro Z9 Bass boat is the perfect vessel for navigating these cold northern waters. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Pro XS, she is plenty powerful enough for 3 anglers to travel at speed, and also has a trolling motor when when slow and stealthy is the way to go. The vessel comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, and everything you will need for your day on the water.

Doug Samsal focuses specifically on different fish at different times in order to catch the very best the species has to offer. The season kicks off in April, jigging the Detroit River for the big spring Walleye run, which last until mid May. By this point it is the season for targeting Smallmouth Bass on Lake St. Clair. St. Clair could easily be the best place on earth for Smallmouth, with huge fish arriving in numbers which are simply incredible!

Musky season opens on Lake St. Clair the first Saturday of June every year and lasts through the middle of December. Simply put, it is the best Musky fishing there is anywhere, with people travelling from all over the world to fish with Captain Doug because of the reputation of his guide service and this famous waterway!

Captain Doug is a seasoned veteran of these waters, with over three decades of local experience. He will help you plan your trip ahead of time to make sure you get exactly what you are hoping for, and will walk you through all the tricks and techniques he has learned over his long and successful career in order to make sure you land nothing but the best!

Doug Samsal Fishing is a full-service Walleye. Smallmouth Bass, and Musky fishing guide service operating out of Algonac, MI. Depending on the season and the target species, Captain Doug Samsal is an expert guide, and is endorsed by professional Bass


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Boat Specs

Nitro Z9 (Bass boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Pro XS engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Bass (Smallmouth)
 
Muskellunge (Musky)

 
Walleye
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
on musky and smallmouth bass
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks.

About the Captain

Doug Samsal
Algonac, Michigan, United States
Member since March 2017
I have been fishing my entire life! When I was in my early 20s people started telling me I should be a fishing guide! I have experience in Canada waters with our family-owned island on Lake of the Woods where my fishing all started. I have over 30 years experience fishing in Michigan for Musky, Walleye and Smallmouth as well as Steelhead and Salmon. The Steelhead and salmon fishing has been on the big Manistee River on the west side of Michigan. I also guided lake Erie for 13 years out of Ohio waters mostly for Walleye. Once I moved to Michigan the best place to fish for those species was Lake St Clair and the St. Clair River as well as Detroit River, which offer the best Walleye Smallmouth and Musky fishing anywhere in the world!