Bushwacker Charters Muskie Fishing

Bushwacker Charters offers fishing trips for Musky on Lake St. Clair out of Detroit, Michigan. Captain Steve has been a real threat to Muskie for over 25 years, and he catches from 5 to 15 Muskies per trip. Fishing on Lake St. Clair can be challenging even for an experienced angler, so if you are up to a challenge of fighting the big fish, welcome aboard!

Enjoy your trip aboard a Coast Guard and DNR-inspected 28-foot Baja boat, which comes powered by a 350 HP Volvo engine. With enough space for up to five guests to fish in comfort, this fishing machine is ideal for the local waters. It is equipped with modern navigational electronics, safety equipment, a live bait tank, and downriggers for a professional trolling experience. Your catch will stay fresh in the ice-box, where you could also put your refreshments.

Fishing more Muskie is an exciting experience for anglers of all skill levels, even for a professional fisherman. Captain Steve primarily troll for the tough fighters with planer boards and wash rods. For those of you who are not familiar with the technique, it was originally used on the waters of Lake St. Clair and involves speed trolling with heavy tackle. If you want to butt heads with a big Muskie like a pro, the lake’s waters are the best place to do it: they have become renowned all across North America as the leading producers of quality Muskie.

All trips come with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait. Captain Steve will send your catch home cleaned and filleted. You only need to bring your own food, drinks, and licenses. The season begins at first weekend of June and runs through December.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 3 Jun - 31 Oct
    up to 5 persons
    Casting or trolling for Muskie on beautiful Lake St. Clair! Let's catch some fish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 3 Jun - 31 Oct
    up to 5 persons
    Trolling and casting for Muskie on beautiful Lake St. Clair! Come experience it
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Muskellunge (Musky)

Boat Specs

Baja (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1994. Powered by a 350HP 454 Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

28 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques



Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

About the Captain

Steve VanAssche
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Member since March 2017
Captain Steve VanAssche s a USCG licensed Master with towing endorsement. Steve has been featured in 18 different articles by The Detroit news & Free Press and Wood-N-Waters magazine, as well as on television programs like Michigan Out Of Doors in 2004 and North American Fish & Game in 2001. A renowned outdoor writer Dave Richey voted Captain Steve as number 1 Muskie Guide on Lake St. Clair. With such an outstanding reputation, passion, and involvement, Steve is your best choice for Musky fishing experience.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 100%