Bushwacker Charters Muskie Fishing

Harbor Island Street
Detroit MI, United States

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.

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 challengin


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650 private charter
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About this listing

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.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Trolling
Jigging
Targeted Species
 
Muskellunge (Musky)
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
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
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 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
You Keep Catch
Payment

15% 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

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: 11 hours
Response rate: 100%