Lake St. Clair Fishing Charters

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Lake St. Clair Fishing Charters

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Lake St. Clair: 44 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(113 reviews)
Detroit
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4.8 / 5
(122 reviews)
Wyandotte
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trips from $399
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River Rouge
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trips from $500
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5.0 / 5
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Wyandotte
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trips from $499
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Wyandotte
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Detroit
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake St. Clair


The average price for a private 4 hour Lake St. Clair fishing trip is $466, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $676 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Lake St. Clair that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Lake St. Clair are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Lake St. Clair are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Lake St. Clair are:

Many fishing charters in Lake St. Clair provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Lake St. Clair are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Lake St. Clair?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Lake St. Clair are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $446
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $458
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $450
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $625

Hop aboard one of the many Lake St. Clair fishing charters on offer, and explore one of the best freshwater lakes in this part of the world! Lake St. Clair is a shallow section of the Great Lakes, stretching from Michigan to Ontario. It’s the perfect place to relax and let your hair down, while enjoying world-class fishing in the heart of the Great Lakes.

While it may be smaller than its neighboring lakes, Lake St. Clair is a force to be reckoned with! Featuring a variety of fish species, it’s a must-visit destination for any freshwater fishing enthusiast. You’ll find that Musky, Walleye, and Smallmouth Bass are at the top of the list. However, other species like Northern Pike, Perch, Bluegill, Catfish, and Carp are all in the cards as well.

What kind of trip should you go on? Well, depending on what you’re looking for, you can opt for a half day trip or a full day one. If you want to relax and have fun with your family, a half day trip is a great choice. But if you’re looking to explore as much as possible and fill your bags, consider booking a full day trip. If you’re after a specific species, you can also find a specialized trip and focus solely on that.

The only thing left to do is find a charter. Luckily, you have a variety of options on Lake St. Clair. Fishing charters are dotted all along the shoreline, so you can visit places like Detroit, St. Clair Shores, and Harrison Charter Township. On the Canadian side, Lakeshore and Jeannettes Creek are great starting points!

Rules & Regulations

Lake St. Clair fishing charters typically include everything you need. However, you’ll need to get a Michigan fishing license for everyone age 17 and above. If you plan on crossing over to the Canadian side, get an Ontario fishing license as well, and bring your passport with you.

Lake St. Clair
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 27943 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Lake St Clair is covered in ice at the start of the year, but don’t let that stop you! Hardy anglers can hook into Walleye, Pike, Perch, and more.

February

Winter fishing continues, with few anglers to be found on the lake aside from those who are setting up camp and carving holes in the ice!

March

As average temperatures start climbing past 40°F, the lake begins to thaw. Anglers within reach of open water can get a headstart on Walleye fishing.

April

Many Lake St Clair charter boats are up and running, ready to make the most of the peak seasons for Bass and Walleye. Book your trip early, cause they’re filling up fast!

May

May is all about variety on Lake St Clair: Bass, Walleye, and Perch are all biting vigorously, and Musky season is just around the corner.

June

Hit the water for some of Lake St Clair’s most popular catches, including trophy Musky, Pike, Bass, and Perch!

July

The fishing keeps on getting better, as the season for trophy Musky continues and Sturgeon fishing re-opens. Pike, Walleye, and Perch are all at their peak.

August

Smallmouth Bass head to deeper water during the hottest time of year, but you can still land a quality catch with a little know-how. Let a local guide show you where these bad boys are hiding!

September

You never know what you’ll hook into come September—anything from Musky, Pike, or Perch to Catfish could be on the end of your line. 

October

Anglers can hook into up to 20 Muskies in a day! The Pike and Perch bites are slowing down, but you can still expect good action through the end of the year.

November

Bass fishing can be excellent in fall, while Musky and Pike continue to provide good action. Some charter boats will keep running until the ice sets in around mid-November.

December

Come December, you’ll see anglers setting up their ice shanties on Lake St Clair. You’ll have to work a little harder for your catch, but you can still hook into Walleye and more.

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Captain knew where to go ! We came back loaded and other (on their own) were empty handed !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain knew where to go ! We came back loaded and other (on their own) were empty handed !
Rena  L.
Rena L.
Book your charter with Captain Rick with Rocket fishing adventures and you will have a great fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your charter with Captain Rick with Rocket fishing adventures and you will have a great fishing experience.
Marshall  P.
Marshall P. Katy, TX
What a great experience! My goal was to create quality time with my son and his BFF. I wasn't disappointed. Captain Chris was very professional and knew exactly what he was doing. I've done similar trips in the past, but this is my most notable one. Thank you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
What a great experience! My goal was to create quality time with my son and his BFF. I wasn't disappointed. Captain Chris was very professional and knew exactly what he was doing. I've done similar trips in the past, but this is my most notable one. Thank you!
Neil  G.
Neil G. Brighton, MI
If you're unfamiliar with fishing the waters in Wyandotte or the Detroit River, book a tour and learn how the tricks of the trade.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're unfamiliar with fishing the waters in Wyandotte or the Detroit River, book a tour and learn how the tricks of the trade.
Jose  D.
Jose D. Warren, MI
GREAT FISHING TRIP, AND REALLY ENJOYED TIME WITH CAPTAIN KEVIN, AND A GREAT WAY TO SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, ON THE WATER FISHING FOR WALLEYE.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
GREAT FISHING TRIP, AND REALLY ENJOYED TIME WITH CAPTAIN KEVIN, AND A GREAT WAY TO SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, ON THE WATER FISHING FOR WALLEYE.
Imad  J.
Imad J. Oakland Charter Township, MI
Get out there with a quality crew and boat like Scaled Up Fishing. You will learn what you need to have a great fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out there with a quality crew and boat like Scaled Up Fishing. You will learn what you need to have a great fishing experience.
Fred  S.
Fred S. Hastings, MI
Early April til early May is best, get a good captain late scouts out the area and have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Early April til early May is best, get a good captain late scouts out the area and have a great time.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Waterford Township, MI
Be sure to go at least once with a Charter Captain who is experienced in fishing the Detroit River so he knows the current and specific areas to go to find fish. Met others that day who had gone out on their own and caught nothing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to go at least once with a Charter Captain who is experienced in fishing the Detroit River so he knows the current and specific areas to go to find fish. Met others that day who had gone out on their own and caught nothing.
Roger  C.
Roger C.
Be ready to catch fish and enjoy a world class fishery in the Detroit River
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to catch fish and enjoy a world class fishery in the Detroit River
Troy  F.
Troy F. Schoolcraft, MI
Just enjoy yourself. Remember that it is called fishing, not catching. Being out on the water is just the stress relief you need to reset.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy yourself. Remember that it is called fishing, not catching. Being out on the water is just the stress relief you need to reset.
Tyler  B.
Tyler B. United States
We caught 3 walleye and a multitude of perches - small - so probably go twice to increase chances of catching a sizeable one. Was a pretty good day ln the water anyway - with a very enjoyable Eric. Thanks,
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We caught 3 walleye and a multitude of perches - small - so probably go twice to increase chances of catching a sizeable one. Was a pretty good day ln the water anyway - with a very enjoyable Eric. Thanks,
Christophe  R.
Christophe R. Houston, TX
Make sure you dress for the weather. The river is wide and the wind will certainly be a factor for how cold it is going to be on the water. Nothing worse than getting into the fish and having a bad day because you are under dressed. You can always take some clothes off. I recommend that you go with someone that has experience with fishing the river for your first trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you dress for the weather. The river is wide and the wind will certainly be a factor for how cold it is going to be on the water. Nothing worse than getting into the fish and having a bad day because you are under dressed. You can always take some clothes off. I recommend that you go with someone that has experience with fishing the river for your first trip.
David  L.
David L. Dansville, MI
Listen to the Captain. His instructions are key to your experience of getting Hooked Up!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captain. His instructions are key to your experience of getting Hooked Up!
James  D.
James D. Dexter, MI
About Time Charters is the charter to choose when looking to book a trip for walleye. Captain Damon is really nice, has great equipment and gets the fish! You won't be disappointed. Sincerely, Jim
Excellent
5.0 / 5
About Time Charters is the charter to choose when looking to book a trip for walleye. Captain Damon is really nice, has great equipment and gets the fish! You won't be disappointed. Sincerely, Jim
James  P.
James P. Bangor, MI
You can expect to catch bigger fish in April but the number of fish caught might be better in late or May. The weather conditions and water temperatures can make fishing in early April at times a bit difficult. We had to reschedule a trip as a result of bad weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can expect to catch bigger fish in April but the number of fish caught might be better in late or May. The weather conditions and water temperatures can make fishing in early April at times a bit difficult. We had to reschedule a trip as a result of bad weather.
Nick  B.
Nick B. Westland, MI
Get somebody that knows the Detroit river and Lake Erie like captain Nick does.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get somebody that knows the Detroit river and Lake Erie like captain Nick does.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Dearborn, Michigan
If you have never been on Lake St. Clair, prepare for having a great time. Bring lots of sun screen a hat and some cold drinks. What you expect to happen can become a trip of a lifetime and the possibilities are always there to catch that dream fish! I grew up on Lake St. Clair and loved it and it is one the best places to fish in the world.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have never been on Lake St. Clair, prepare for having a great time. Bring lots of sun screen a hat and some cold drinks. What you expect to happen can become a trip of a lifetime and the possibilities are always there to catch that dream fish! I grew up on Lake St. Clair and loved it and it is one the best places to fish in the world.
Karl  B.
Karl B. Lake Orion, MI
Helps to have a knowledgeable captain who knows the area and technique for catching the fish you're after
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Helps to have a knowledgeable captain who knows the area and technique for catching the fish you're after
Karen  F.
Karen F. Grosse Pointe, MI
Hire a guide if your new to the Detroit walleye fishery as the crowds can be heavy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a guide if your new to the Detroit walleye fishery as the crowds can be heavy.
Darrin  M.
Darrin M. Perry, MI
Wear layers a hat and take instructions. The Capt knows what he’s doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear layers a hat and take instructions. The Capt knows what he’s doing.
Lois  H.
Lois H. New Baltimore, MI

Fishing The Detroit River And Lake
Fishing The Detroit River And Lake
Fishing charter in Wyandotte
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
My husband and kids had a blast and caught a ton! Great experience, even if you have no experience fishing.
Elizabeth  T.
Elizabeth T.
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Detroit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Capt. Eric is very knowledgeable, helpful, and super patient (our grandsons had many questions)! Capt. Eric made it fun and we learned a lot ! We had a great trip !!
Cheryl  C.
Cheryl C.
On Deck Guide Service - Lake St. Clair
On Deck Guide Service - Lake St. Clair
Fishing charter in St. Clair Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Best fishing trip ever. Captain Jeff Hamilton is an accomplished fisherman; friendly and very knowledgeable. His bass boat has every device needed to find and catch fish. I recommend Jeff for your next fishing trip.
THOMAS  Y.
THOMAS Y.
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Detroit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Eric was a fantastic captain. I caught my limit in no time! I highly recommend Eric!!
Frank  T.
Frank T.
Fishing The Detroit River And Lake
Fishing The Detroit River And Lake
Fishing charter in Wyandotte
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(122 reviews)
Captain Nick and Captain Rob were so much fun to be with. They treated my grandson and myself with not only catching fish but a great time. They knew where to find the fish. We had a blast!!!!!
Andrew  H.
Andrew H.
Huskie Muskie Charters – 25'
Huskie Muskie Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in St. Clair Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Caption and first mate were great. Boat was very clean. the equipment was top of the line in my opinion.
Richard  M.
Richard M.
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Detroit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Had a great time out on the lake catching walleye and perch. Would use this charter again.
Benjamin  V.  A.
Benjamin V. A.
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Detroit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Eric was a great captain and guide. His knowledge of St Claire was excellent and he put us on over 30 fish. He prepped the fish after and now we eat. Highly recommend.
Michael  S.  P.
Michael S. P.
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Detroit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
We had an amazing experience and alot of fun with Capt Eric. He was super attentive to the kids and made sure they had everything they needed to have a great trip. We caught over 40 fish. I will be booking with him again in the near future.
James  R.
James R. Port Huron, Michigan
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Detroit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Eric was outstanding. Boat was awesome and great equipment. Captain Eric put us on fish and we had an amazing trip. Will absolutely book with him and Get Hooked Charters again.
Michael  B.
Michael B. Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Detroit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Eric was great! He was kind, patient, knowledgeable and worked hard to put us on the fish. He has a relaxed disposition that promotes a state of comfort and fun, not impatient or grumpy. He was very familiar with the fish in the area, as well as the underwater terrain. He took pictures of our adventure so that we can enjoy this happy memory over and over again. We highly recommend him and will definitely be back. Thank you Eric!
Tina  F.
Tina F. Madison Heights, Michigan
GT Charter Services
GT Charter Services
Fishing charter in Wyandotte
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(12 reviews)
Had a great time. Would love to go again when the bite is a little better.
Liane  M.
Liane M. Warren, Michigan
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Detroit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Eric is very knowledgeable and very courteous. Equipment is fantastic and he knows his stuff. We brought my son fishing for his 17th birthday. We caught a few big ones that put up a fight and were fun to catch. We didn’t catch em all like I hoped my son would, but it was a gorgeous day and made great memories. Would definitely go again!
Sarah  P.
Sarah P. Grand Rapids, MI
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Detroit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Eric did a great job for us, he put us on several fish in tough conditions. He is very knowledgeable and also very courteous and honest. I would definitely would recommend a trip with Captain Eric
Tommy  W.
Tommy W. Macomb, MI
Eastside Fishing Charters Llc
Eastside Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in New Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Captain Rick was amazing! It was our first trip with our 8 yr old boys. He was so patient and friendly we felt like we knew him for yrs. we will be using him often. Thanks again for a wonderful experience !
Aeman  K.
Aeman K. Warren, MI
On Deck Guide Service - Lake St. Clair
On Deck Guide Service - Lake St. Clair
Fishing charter in St. Clair Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Great trip very knowledgeable and friendly. Had a great trip and caught lots of smallmouths.
Todd  H.
Todd H. Richmond, Virginia
Reel Adventures Sportfishing
Reel Adventures Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wyandotte
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
The captain was great but fish wasn’t bitting the water was rough and grass was every where the captain did his best as any one could
Neal  B.
Neal B. Finley, KY
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Detroit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Eric is a great guy. He was great at informing my son how to fish on a different type of tackle. Would completely recommend him is you’re looking for a charter.
Tom  T.
Tom T.
Rockets Fishing Adventures
Rockets Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Algonac
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Great time had by all. Captain was very knowledgeable with the surrounding area and put fish on the line. First time to the area and it was a great experience. Would recommend to anyone looking for a day on the water.
Joe  G.
Joe G.
Duncan Sportfishing-FALL JIG DETROIT RIVER!
Duncan Sportfishing-FALL JIG DETROIT RIVER!
Fishing charter in Wyandotte
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
We had a great time with captain Duncan he was very friendly and let us help with setting the lures and baiting the hooks would recommend this charter for anybody that would want a fun fishing charter to catch fish
Cory  C.
Cory C. Britton, Michigan