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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The heat of the summer and the Muskie season peak have been going great for Captain Kevin and Mr. Muskie Charters! They have been fishing in the deeper areas of the lake and have been having great success on their Muskie trips. The crew and patrons have had many days with over 10 fish, and lots of nice size and quality fish too!

They have also have many other species on these trips as well; Pike, Walleye & Smallmouth Bass have made the action awesome!

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Captain Baskus and crew are gearing up for Sturgeon season and will be bringing MM3 up to the St. Clair River at Mackie’s Boat Works in Algonac, MI. The crew has already started fishing for Sturgeon, and their Sturgeon experts have had some great success already with this 70” Prehistoric Monster!

Mr. Muskie Charters may also offer our Sturgeon trips from their St. Clair Shores location earlier in the season.

They still have some limited availability for the remainder of the 2018 season, so if you haven’t set your trips up yet or have been waiting for the fishing to get hot...Wait no more & give Captain Kevin a call!

Captain Kevin Baskus and Mr. Muskie Charters look forward to hearing from you and getting you out fishing!


CONTACT Information:
Captain Kevin Backus
Phone and Fax: (586) 771-8817 M: (586) 206-4172

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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