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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.

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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.

Lake St. Clair Fishing Calendar

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Half day afternoon
Gus O. fished with Hooked Up Sport Fishing LLC Detroit on April 28, 2021
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Wait till the water was just a little warmer
Full Day with Captain Steve
Melissa K. fished with Bushwacker Charters Muskie Fishing on July 17, 2019
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Contact Bushwacker Charters and go Muskie Fishing
Walleye and Muskie dream trip for 10 Year old !
Karl B. fished with Treble Maker Fishing Charters on July 13, 2019
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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.
Fun day on Lake St Clair
Karen F. fished with North Bay Charter LLC I on June 29, 2019
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Helps to have a knowledgeable captain who knows the area and technique for catching the fish you're after
Great Trip!
John P. fished with Finn's Sport Fishing Lake St.Clair on June 12, 2019
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If you love Walleye this is the place for you in June.
Fishing with Rick
Wally E. fished with Eastside Fishing Charters Llc on April 27, 2019
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Be prepared for changing weather, and it's effect on the fishing.
Half day with About Time Charters
Darrin M. fished with About Time Charters on April 18, 2019
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Hire a guide if your new to the Detroit walleye fishery as the crowds can be heavy.
Fisherman"s Dream Trip
Daniel H. fished with North Bay Charter LLC I on August 12, 2018
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Rest arms and back before going for muskies, you will need your strength!

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Lake St. Clair

According to customer reviews, Class Act Charters, Pappy's Charter Service, and Eastside Fishing Charters Llc are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake St. Clair. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake St. Clair.

Class Act Charters, Pappy's Charter Service, and Eastside Fishing Charters Llc all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake St. Clair.

The best way to experience fishing in Lake St. Clair is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Lake St. Clair.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Lake St. Clair are:

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Lake St. Clair.