Muskie Fishing Charters in Michigan

Muskie Fishing Charters in Michigan
According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (Michigan DNRE), Lake St. Clair in Michigan is one of the top places in the country for muskie fishing. Huge populations of hard-hitting muskellunge prowl the waters of this freshwater lake in the state's southern region. Spring and fall are top times for muskie fishing, but charter fishing boats operate throughout the summer.

Mr. Muskie Charters

If you're a muskie-fishing enthusiast in Michigan, you may recognize the name Homer LeBlanc. Dubbed the father of muskie fishing, he's won a slew of awards and was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 1986. This charter company is owned and operated by Captain Kevin Backus, the grandson of Homer LeBlanc. Backus runs six-hour and eight-hour muskie fishing charters on Lake St. Clair. Charters leave in the morning (8:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1:30 p.m.) out of Jefferson Beach Marina on Lake St. Clair in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Rods, reels, tackle and bait are provided.

Mr. Muskie Charters
Jefferson Marina
24400 Jefferson Ave.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
586-771-8817
mrmuskiecharters.com

Miller's Sportfishing Charters

There were more than 300 muskies caught on Captain Don Miller's charters during the 2009 season, including the biggest catch, measuring 52 inches and weighing 36 pounds. Guests on his 2009 muskie sportfishing charters garnered 24 Master Angler Awards. The company offers half-day and full-day fishing trips on Lake St. Clair, aboard the Muskie Hunter, a Baha 299 Sportfisherman boat. Trips leave at 7 a.m. There are also four-hour evening trips, leaving between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Boats leave out of Michigan Harbor Marina in St. Clair Shores. Kids are welcome and ages 12 and under are free.

Miller's Sportfishing Charters
Michigan Harbor Marina
24600 Jefferson Ave.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
734-395-8820
millers-sportfishing.com

Fish Predator

Captain Steve Jones is a well-known local authority on freshwater fishing, with more than 30 years of experience as a charter boat captain on Lake St. Clair. He's authored several fishing articles, and he conducts seminars and produces a series of fishing how-to videos. His muskie fishing charters are offered June through July and during the fall, trophy muskie season, from mid-September through October. Six- to seven-hour day trips and five-hour evening trips are available for up to six people. Eight-hour combination trips are also available, combining muskie fishing with walleye, bass or perch fishing. The average catch is up to five muskies a day, and Captain Steve claims to have produced up to 30 muskies in one day.

Fish Predator
37897 Mast St.
Harrison Twp., MI 48045
586-463-3474
fishpredator.com

Article Written By Pamela Wright

Pamela Wright is a freelance writer, author of more than two dozen guidebooks, and hundreds of articles. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "National Geographic Traveler," "Family Circle," "Family Fun," "Backpacker," "Hemispheres," "Cooking Light," "Yankee" and more. An active member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she holds a Bachelor's from Michigan State University

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