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

 The summer season is cranking with great catches of smallmouth, walleye and decent muskie fishing!  This is a quick report on what Captain Joel Piatek is doing on Lake St. Clair and the connecting rivers. Here is Fish Headz Sport Fishing Charters’ latest fishing report. Captain Joel Piatek has availability for anyone looking to get out on this world class fishery for a great and professional fishing experience! 





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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Muskie Season is Here!

Mr. Muskie Charters has wrapped up its spring Detroit River Walleye fishing for the 2017 season. It was great fishing this year with most days having limit catches. The Walleye’s were plentiful, but a bit smaller than expected. The action was usually great and the Walleye were perfect eaters in size!

They have been chasing the Small Mouth Bass in Lake St. Clair since the start of May for the Michigan early season catch and release. The action has been great and they have already caught many over the 4 pound mark, and the largest was over 6 pounds, which was a monster Bass! The Bass season will open up in Canadian waters near the end of the month and we will be chasing them over there soon, where the action and size is typically great!

Muskie season opened up the start of the month and the opening tournament was won with a 37-pound monster, which is a great way to start things off. They have had both slow days as well as some good action days. The action is only getting started as they track down the Muskies and they expect things be in full swing before the end of the month!

If you have not set up your charters yet for the 2017 season, don’t wait as Mr. Muskie Charter’s open dates are dwindling away.

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Captain Kevin Backus and Mr. Muskie Charters look forward to hearing from you and getting you out fishing for one of the best experiences in the country!




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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