Muskie Season Starts June 5th!

Fish Lake St. Clair, Detroit River & Lake Michigan aboard the Predator®. Captain Steve Jones has built the finest charter service available anywhere! Enjoy the best freshwater fishing in the world. Daily walleye and bass limits, phenomenal musky action, salmon – big and powerful. This is truly the fisherman’s paradise!

Captain Steve Jones pioneered many of the Lake St Clair musky techniques used today. The most productive method for catching musky on Lake St. Clair is to troll large crank baits, spinners, and plugs off planer boards and directly behind the boat in the foam and prop wash while maintaining a fairly quick pace of up to 5mph. In the past, dedicated Lake St. Clair musky fisherman spent hour upon hour sitting in a motorboat watching the rods for a strike. It wasn’t uncommon to only average one strike for every fifteen hours of trolling. In recent years Lake St Clair has exploded with big numbers and big fish. In fact, Captain Steve Jones averaged over 10 Muskies Per Day, including over 100 Master Angler fish in 2012! His best day on the water in 2012? 37 landed with 46 hookups! Often Captain Steve has produced over a dozen in just one day of fishing. Capt. Steve Jones is considered one of the premier Musky guides in the country and is sought after worldwide. You may have seen Captain Steve in In-Fisherman or on In-Fisherman’s Musky Doctor video and almost any popular fishing publication and in newspapers and TV Shows across the country.

Big Trophy Walleye on Lake St. Clair

What a fabulous walleye fishery we have going on in Lake St. Clair.

There are more fish than ever! We have been getting limits of big trophy walleye all winter and the spring will be even better yet. We will start our charters for walleye April 1st and the best time is April, May & June.

We are adhering to safe virus protection! No fader place to be than on the water.

We still have some prime dates available, give me a call today! 586-201-0887

Ending the season and getting ready for Spring Salmon on April 1st!

Muskie season usually ends mid December, although new regulations allow for a year-round catch-and-release activity on Lake St. Clair, we are getting everything ready for the best Spring Salmon season at Lake Huron and Trophy Walleye on the Detroit River.

Winter is coming and the long nights and cold days can be hard on casting efforts. Although sometimes these fisheries produce their great share of mid- to upper-40-inch fish up, we estimate that the 2021 Spring Salmon season will be the best yet!

Salmon arrives from unmapped oceanic routes we don’t fully comprehend. They travel thousands of ocean miles in search of a few square feet of river gravel. These fish are the essence of river life.

Did you know that as the salmon enter freshwater they change color? They have lightening and darkening special cells that control pigmentation. Ocean salmon have metallic blue backs and silvery underbodies that function as natural reflectors to protect them from sea predators. But swimming upriver, their alchemical skins begin to change, shimmering silvers blending into a wash of blues and pinks.

Come and join us starting April 1st! Book your charter today or get a Gift Certificate available for the 2021 season to use whenever you want!

English Fishing

How to learn to fish with this technique

What is English fishing and what are its origins?

English fishing is nothing more than a style of reel coup fishing. It is a modality where white fish of considerable size are obtained. In particular, it is a type of sport fishing, carried out with great style. With this, you can get species with considerable ease if we make a comparison with other arts. It is a modality practiced mainly by people who are engaged in carp fishing. It can be done in all weather conditions, both in the sea and in rivers, lakes, reservoirs.

We have two ways of English fishing:

On one side is the fixed float assembly, where the connection to the east can be made on its ring or with a swivel. This type is practiced in shallow areas. On the other hand, there is the assembly with a continuous float, for which a knot is placed that creates a kind of stop that can be moved on the line to adjust the depth that interests us at all times. This type of mounting is used in areas of greater depth. With it, it is also avoided that the cast has an excess of a line that remains hanging and unused, becoming even inconvenient.

The technique to follow:

  1. The cast should be overhead, in the direction of 12 o’clock, creating an angle of inclination, between 75 and 85 degrees.
  2. It must be done with a lot of energy and accompanying the entire movement in full.
  3. While the line is in the air, touches are applied to the spool that has the reel, so that the line stretches and thus remains completely smooth in the water.

If we follow these steps correctly, the bite will be assured and will occur in a relatively short time. As you can see, it is a simple technique; to practice!

Tip!

The bait you use must be sticky. For example, we tend to use the English Gooster very well, which if mixed with live worms has a greater effect. 

Fishing to Improve your Mental Health

Everyone of us is having to live in situations we never imagined. We are part of a fast-paced society where we are surrounded by everyone’s “too busy” way of living. Too busy to take a break and be present, to enjoy the simple moments we all need to find mental, spiritual and physical health and happiness.

Studies show that there are significant benefits to spending time in nature. Being consciously aware of standing outside naturally helps managing stress and anxiety, inspiring creativity, boosting endorphins (pain reliever) and serotonin (mood-regulating hormones) and being able to focus on something else than work will do wonders for your mental health.

Fishing is one of the most relaxing hobbies, it helps clear your mind off business and stress while having to focus on only the joys of fishing. You can do it solo or with a friend, this activity can ease your mind while challenging a new skill and help improve your critical thinking and your problem-solving skills.

Come fishing with us and escape the “too busy” routine. Call us today and schedule a Charter trip with the best!

Why Choose Lake St. Clair for Musky Fishing?

The rapid reproduction of mussels in Lake St. Clair is considered one of the main reasons why the lake is so much clearer and clean than other lakes near by. The clearness of the water allows for a deeper penetration of sunlight into the depths, feeding the weed and increasing it’s growth up to 500* percent or so. This are perfect conditions for the Musky population to habit and greatly increases it’s reproduction rates.

Why do we find some large and fat Muskies on Lake St. Clair?

In the Mid-2000’s there was a virus that hit the lake killing the weakest of the species. As time went by, the healthy fish became inmune to the virus, leaving only the biggest and strongest of them to reproduce. By the late 2000’s the virus had run it’s course only to leave a healthy and gigantic population of fish for us to catch!

It’s safe to say that Lake St. Clair holds the epitome of gigantic Muksy fishing! Be sure to come and try for yourself some of the best fishing you’ll ever do!

What you need to know about Musky fishing!

With more than 40 years of sharing the water with these fantastic and enormous creatures, we have come to learn a few things about them.


The Muskellunge or Musky, is a freshwater fish native to North America. They can live up to 30 years and they can grow past 50 inches over their first 20 years. Also, they are fast, Muskies can reach speeds of 30 miles per hour, making them pretty rewarding to catch on those warm sunny days.


Did you know that the longest Musky to ever be caught measured around 60 1/4 inches and weighed approximately 67 pounds? Incredible, right? Catching any Musky is great, but getting a Musky that measures between 40” and 49” should leave you feeling very proud. Known as ”The fish of ten thousand casts”, Muskies are hard to catch but they’re not really aggressive.
Join Captain Steve Jones, explore Lake St. Clair, feel the thrill and learn his methods for catching Musky. The Captain has an average of over 10 Muskies per day, including over 100 Master Angler fish. His best day on the water he had 37 landed with 46 hookups!

Schedule your trip anytime!