Castin St Clair Guide Service

Castin St Clair Guide Service invites you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime on the waters of Lake St Clair out of St Clair Shores, Michigan. This area is known for its abundance of fish species that are only available in a few other places on earth, so each fishing trip turns into an unforgettable adventure!

Guide Chris Mahan offers guided casting trips for Musky, Walleye, Bass, and Sturgeon on Lake St Clair and its surrounding small rivers. Using heavy tackle and trolling techniques, you will fish anywhere from eight to ten hours. You can book a fishing trip and target all species, or a specie-specific trip where you will concentrate on one only.

Fishing is done aboard a 19’ Ranger Angler originally built in 2018 with a capacity for up to two guests. Powered by a 200 HP Mercury engine, the vessel is efficient in getting you to and from the productive fishing spots. It features life jackets for safety, a fishfinder, and a GPS to help you locate the fish.

Castin St Clair Guide Service provides rods, reels, tackle, and lures needed for fishing on all trips. Please note, all species are Catch and Release 100 percent, so make sure you bring a camera along to snap a picture of your exciting and massive catch! You are welcome to bring food and drinks for the day, a hat, sunscreen, rain gear, sunglasses, and All Species Fishing License.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Combo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This is a combo trip that will see you target both Sturgeon and Musky on the same trip. Species are available in good numbers throughout the year and respond very well to lures on heavy tackle.
  • Private trip
    Musky Trolling Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This is an 8 hour trip trolling for Muskies on Lake St Clair.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Musky Or Sturgeon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    This is a full day of approximately 8 to 10 hours of fishing for one of the species. You will concentrate on casting for either Musky or Sturgeon using lures and heavy tackle.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    If you wish to target Bass and spend the entire day fishing, Capt. Chris has a trip for you. These are Bass fishing trips on Lake St Clair. Book it now!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Musky Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    These trips will last 6 hours. You have the option to fish for bass or Musky. The starting time could be adjusted to earlier or later depending on many factors including my availability or yours.
  • Private trip
    Detroit River Walleye Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jun 1
    $375
    This trip takes on the Detroit River where you'll be jigging for Walleye. The trip will be 6 hours or until you reach your limit.
  • Private trip
    Fall Walleye Trip Lake st Clair
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    This is a 6 hour trip for Walleye on lake St Clair for 2 people. You can add a 3rd person for an additional cost. Start time may change based on the weather
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $325
    These trips will start around 3 pm or later if you need to and last 4.5 hours. If the captain has the date open, this may become a morning trip.
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About the Captain

Chris Mahan
St. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
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10 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since August 2017
Captain Chris Mahan is an experienced angler with many years of experience and local knowledge guiding clients to amazing catches on Lake St. Clair. Passionate about protecting the incredible creatures he loves to fish for, Captain Chris operates a strict catch are release policy on all his fish, preserving the local fish stock for generations to come.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Sturgeon Sturgeon
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Ranger (Angler) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

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 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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WHITNEY L.
Sterling Heights, MI
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First Time Fishing

VERIFIED   Afternoon Trip on June 20, 2021
Thanks To Captain Chris I feel like a professional fisher. I caught three fish and it was my very first time. My fiancé caught...
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Jaqueline T.
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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Half day trip with captain Chris

VERIFIED   Afternoon Trip on July 11, 2021
We had a great time fishing with Chris! Caught 2 Muskies, one of them was a clear phase and one pike! Chris was knowledgeable...
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Rochester, MI
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Half Day with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Detroit River Walleye Trip on June 5, 2021
Chris took the trouble to teach my 13-year-old son a lot about finding. And he caught more fish than we expected. I highly...
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Novi, MI
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September fishing trip

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FAQs about Castin St Clair Guide Service

Castin St Clair Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group - Afternoon Trip (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - Fall Walleye Trip Lake st Clair (6 hours)
  • $375 per group - Detroit River Walleye Trip (6 hours)
  • $425 per group - 6 Hour Musky Trip (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bass (8 hours)
  • $525 per group - Full Day Trip – Musky Or Sturgeon (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip – Combo (9 hours)
  • $600 per group - Musky Trolling Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Castin St Clair Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Castin St Clair Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Castin St Clair Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Detroit river, st Clair river)
  • Lake Fishing (St Clair)

Castin St Clair Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Castin St Clair Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Sturgeon
  • Walleye