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 patterns seem to be ending now that the fall transition period has begun. Mr. Muskie Charters recently saw the first Fall storm to turn over the lake.

Captain Kevin and his crew have been chasing the Monster Muskie in the middle of the Lake but soon anticipate moving closer to the shallows to fish because they will start to stage in front of the rivers and attached tributaries.

The crew caught one of the largest Muskie in Lake St. Clair a few weeks back... A Monster 53.6" by 23" Muskie weighing at 42lbs.!!!

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Mr. Muskie Charters has started their Sturgeon trips up in the St. Clair River with both boats. They have had great success despite some foul weather that have blown in on occasion! They also have had great action from some other fish, like Cats, Small Mouth Bass, Sheep head, etc...  The action has been great and we have boated Monster Pre-historic River Sturgeon up to 72"!!

The Charters have openings for both Muskie as well as Sturgeon, during this peak time of the fishing season!

Captain Kevin and crew would like to hear a response of how many of their fans/customers would like to do Fall Walleye trips out of our Detroit location. Kindly let them know.

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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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