Lake St. Clair, Detroit River and St. Clair River Fishing Report 

Mid July Fishing report for Lake St. Clair, Detroit and St. Clair Rivers. Action has been heating up as we go full swing into summer. Water temps are up and so are the catches on Fish Headz Sport Fishing Charters.





Canadian Rules and Regulations Update for Charters 

We wanted to reach out to all of our customers regarding the rules when fishing in Canada. Everyone needs a Canadian fishing license which can be obtained through our website on our License page. They must be printed out and in hand on the charters.

We are required to call in to the Canadian customs with all our passenger’s info, which used to only be your name and date of birth. However Canada is now requiring proof of citizenship. This can be proven in a variety of ways.

1) Some type of photo ID (Driver’s license, etc.)

2) (New Requirement) One of the following is now required! Enhanced Driver’s license, passport, or Birth Certificate & Driver’s license

For children that are with their parents you only need a copy of their birth certificate. However if you have a child that is not yours but a guest of your child they will need their birth certificate as well as a signed letter of acknowledgement and permission from one of their parents. This letter must be on board with the child.

The Canadian customs also can refuse entry to anyone whom has a past felony on their record, if they decide to run/check the person’s information. This usually isn’t the case and we have only had a few instances where passengers were turned away. We just want to make everyone aware of Canada’s rules and requirements prior to the charters as we fish most of the season in their waters.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of this info or in regards to you trip, feel free to give us a call to discuss things.

We are looking forward to a great charter season and are anxious to get everyone out fishing this year!

Tight Lines,

Capt. Kevin Backus

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Summer Sizzle!


Mr. Muskie Charters is in the middle of the 2017 season and things have been heating up as the weeks go by. The recent Bass trips have been successful, and although the numbers of Bass caught are down a bit, the size and quality have been excellent. There have been a number of Bass over the 5 pound mark and almost a dozen over the 6 pound mark! Also, a bunch of perch are being caught while on the Bass trips, which makes for a tasty bonus!

The past 3 weeks fishing Muskies have gone great! The numbers of Muskies for this season have been a bit lower than the charter's normal average; however, they have been getting back to normal the past few weeks. Mr. Muskie Charters has also had some great quality fish the past month with the majority being over the 40 inch mark and many in the mid-high 40 inch range. They have also added many new members to our 30 pound club!

Mr. Muskie Charters will be fishing Bass through the start of September and Muskie through the end of October.  Theywill be starting our Sturgeon charters on September 1st and look forward to another great Sturgeon fishing season.

Mr. Muskie has posted many new underwater videos as well as pictures on their Facebook page, so check it out and like and share with your friends.

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Captain Kevin Backus and Mr. Muskie Charters still have some availability for the remainder of the season, so give them a call to set up your trips. 



Weekly Fishing Reports from Dam Chimelak of Lakeside Fishing Shop!
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Welcome to our posts from our infamous fishing expert, Captain Dan Chimelak, co-owner of Lakeside Fishing Shop in St. Clair Shores. Dan’s comprehensive “on-the-water” multi- specie fishing report is gleaned from fishing experiences all over Lake St. Clair.


Year Round World Class Fishing on Lake St. Clair!

For decades, Lake St. Clair has been renowned for its treasure trove of game fish, but in recent years, it has acquired the mantle one of the lakes in North America for both muskellunge and small mouth bass. 
Lake St. Clair’s geographic proximity within the Great Lakes basin gives it its unique character as a World Class fishing destination.  The swift flowing St. Clair brings clean, cold and nutrient rich water into the lake, where it is channeled in a wide delta consisting of the North, South and Middle Channels, plus the main shipping channel.  These nutrients spawn bait fish which, in turn, spawn bigger fish.  Really big fish.  From Musky to smallies to yellow perch to walleye, from giant channel catfish to pike and largemouth—you will find them all in Lake St. Clair (and you might get surprised with other fish that tug on your line from time to time).
Take a fishing charter if you have limited time and want to maximize your success.  If you have more time, you can rent a small aluminum boat with oars or a small outboard in a number of locations.  Whether you use live bait or artificial lures, you won’t have to wait long until something hits. So if high adventure and big fish is what you seek, look no further than Lake St. Clair.

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