Detroit river walleye fishing

Long Line Charters and Capt. Eric Long has established a good reputation among his guests. He’s been running fishing trips in the area for over 20 years and knows the best spots for your next adventure. Join for a day and see what swims in these waters.

Want to catch a long Muskie? Take a trolling trip to Lake St. Clair. You can also catch Smallmouth Bass here. If you prefer fishing on the Detroit River, this will give you the chance to get Walleye on your hook. While Muskies have to be released, you can keep other fish species.

You’ll be fishing on a 23’ Robalo boat. She’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine and features Garmin navigational electronics. This center console accommodates up to 4 guests. In case you have more people in your group, check out Capt. Eric’s second boat on his other listing.

Different fish species offer various fishing techniques you can use to catch your trophy. Test what suits you best and challenge yourself a bit. You can go trolling, drift fishing, spinning, or jigging. Kids are welcome to join too, and they can get their first fishing lesson. Capt. Eric loves to have novices on the boat, as he can teach them good tricks right from the beginning.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered, so you only need to purchase your fishing license. Feel free to bring your snacks and drinks. If you’re bringing kids with you, bring a life vest for them too.

Let Long Line Charters and Capt. Eric make this day a fun and unforgettable experience. Just say when you’re coming.



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  • Private trip
    Walleye Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 30
    US $500
    Trophy walleye jigging trips on the Detroit River. The captain will clean your catch after the trip, so you can look forward to a tasty meal! Your fishing equipment is covered. Make sure to purchase your license before the trip starts.
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Experience
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Perfect weather
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Chris T.
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Perfect weather

VERIFIED   Walleye Trip on May 22, 2024
We got lucky & had amazing weather to go along with good fishing. Took the guide some playing around to locate the depth of...
Chris T. recommends Detroit river walleye fishing
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Michael M.
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Limited out

VERIFIED   Walleye Trip on May 7, 2024
Had a great time on the Detroit River today got our limit of some great eating walleye. Top notch captain and equipment.
Michael M. recommends Detroit river walleye fishing
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Briar S.
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Fishing with Eric

VERIFIED   Walleye Trip on April 21, 2024
Captian Paul was great. Never stopped working to put us on fish but at the same time worked an area thoroughly.
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Graham A. M.
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Fantastic outing

VERIFIED   Walleye Trip on May 2, 2024
Limited out on walleye,Captain Eric knew exactly how and where to find fish.
Graham A. M. recommends Detroit river walleye fishing
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Brian F.
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Walleye Trip on May 11, 2024
Delay start due to the weather, but excellent trip caught limit
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FAQs about Detroit river walleye fishing

Detroit river walleye fishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $500 per group - Walleye Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Detroit river walleye fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Garmin
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Detroit river walleye fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Detroit river walleye fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Detroit river)
  • Lake Fishing (Lake st clair)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Detroit river walleye fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Detroit river walleye fishing include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Eric Long
Detroit, Michigan, United States
ID & license verified
28 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
Capt. Eric Long has over 20 years of experience in the Great Lakes. He's very friendly and loves to see his guests having a great time. While fishing the Detroit River for Walleyes and Lake St. Clair for Muskies are his mainstays, Capt. Eric is no stranger to Saginaw Bay Walleye fishing in the middle of summer, or trolling Lake Michigan for Salmon in late summer. In 2017, he and his team won first place at the Scotty King of Kings tournament at Lake Ontario.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Robalo (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Detroit river
Lake Fishing
Lake st clair
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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