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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Sturgeon Season is Here!

Mr. Muskie Charters is in full swing with Sturgeon Season, and the action has been pretty good so far! They have boated Sturgeon mostly every trip, with as many as five Sturgeon landed on a trip. They happened to capture the largest Sturgeon that Mr. Muskie Charters believes has ever been caught at a whopping 75" and an estimated weight of over 150 pounds!

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Mr. Muskie Charters has also had many other subsequent catches during these trips of catfish, sheephead, suckers, small mouth bass, etc... which makes for some fun action during the wait for the Sturgeon to bite. 

They will be running their Sturgeon trips on both their small boat and 31' tiara through the end of October. 

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Mr. Muskie Charters are still fishing Muskies and have had many good days despite the weather changes that have been happening. They see things starting to transition into the Fall feeding frenzy where all the Muskies will be on an aggressive bite to put on their winter weight. The action should be good through the end of their charter season, and they will be running the Muskie trips through the end of October.


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 urge you to get out to experience the thrill of the fall fishing for Muskies or Sturgeon as their availability is shrinking just like the season!



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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