Get to know Lake St. Clair

Lake St. Clair is a freshwater lake that lies between the State of Michigan and the Province of Ontario. It is part of the Great Lakes system, and along with the St Clair River and Detroit River, Lake St. Clair connects Lake Huron (to its north) with Lake
Erie (to its south). Lake St. Clair is part of the Great Lakes system, but its surface area is 17 times smaller than Lake Ontario, and it has less than 1/4 of one percent of its volume. It is rarely included in the list of “Great Lakes” but is sometimes referred to as “the sixth Great Lake”


The history of the lake is very interesting. It is believed by some that the Frenchexplorer Louis Jolliet was the first European to visit the lake area (1669); but some credit the first European visitors to two French missionaries (1670). The lake and the St. Clair River were named by the French explorers Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, and Father Louis Hennepin, who arrived on St. Clair’s Day in 1679. In the latter part of the 17th century, the Mississauga established a village near the lake.

Before European contact a number of indigenous nations lived and travelled around the area including the Huron, the Iroquois, the Mascouten, Fox, Sauk and Potawatomi.


Early French mapmakers had identified the lake by a variety of French and Iroquoian-language names, including Lac des Eaux de Mer [Seawater Lake] and Lac Ganatchio (“kettle,” for its shape). A variety of indigenous names were associated with sweetness, as the lake was freshwater as opposed to saltwater. These included Otsiketa (sugar or candy), Kandequio or Kandekio (possibly candy) and Oiatinatchiketo (probably a form of Otsiketa).


Today, Lake St. Clair is a popular tourist destination and offers a variety of activities and experiences to choose from. If you are thinking of staying in Lake Saint Clair for a few days there are a number of accommodation options available; everything from renting a cottage by the lake to standard hotels. Lake St. Clair has always been a treasured natural resource for the residents of southeast Michigan and southwest Ontario. Clair offers many pristine locations with beautiful clear water to
enjoy and many calm bays to explore.

Lake Saint Clair is best known for its incredible fishing. The lake is known to have a good variance of different fish. Muskie, walleye, and steelhead swim in abundance in Lake St. Clair. Other fish include pike, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, largemouth bass, catfish, carp, crappie, panfish, sunfish and bullhead.

Weather permitting, ice fishing is also found on Lake St Clair, (which you can book with us). Lake Saint Clair has some of the best fishing in North America and people come
from all over the world to enjoy

Great Musky Fishing in the Fall

Maybe it’s time to explore new waters, connect with friends or visit your favorite
fishing locations. This fall promises to bring great Musky fishing at Lake St. Clair.
Anglers from all over North America head to Lake St. Clair in the fall, because the
lake is full of big Musky. Due to the plentiful baitfish, as well as high densities of
perch, walleye, sunfish, bass and pike, the Musky have a very good forage base.
Each year Musky in excess of 30 lbs are regularly caught, although the average
Musky is 10-15 lbs.


Fishing for Musky on Lake St. Clair is a great adventure. One of the most exciting
freshwater game fish, Musky are very popular and this body of water is known for
some of the best Musky fishing in the world!

The Musky really enjoy the shallow waters of the lake, and due to the sheer numbers of them,

fishing for Musky on Lake St. Clair is a great location this fall.


Most anglers use summer to go out and reel in some trophy fish. And it only gets
better in fall! You’ll be able to sink your line and catch a big Musky all the way into
October.

Head out at any other time of the year, and you’re bound to catch a
regular-sized one. September and October are the best time of year to catch the
biggest Musky.


We take our guests to the hottest Musky spots imaginable where giant Musky over
50-inches are caught on a regular basis. Most Muskie caught are in the 36 to
45-inch range. It’s not uncommon to run into hunting packs and get double or even
triple-headers. If this sounds amazing to you, call or email us for bookings. Spaces
are limited!!!

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!