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  • Lake St. Clair Fishing Boat Rentals, Charter Fishermen, Lake St. Clair Boat Cruises, PWC, Jet Ski, and Snowmobile Rentals near Detroit Macomb County, St. Clair County, St. Clair River ... Anchor Bay and L'anse Creuse Bay Boat Rentals

 

 

BOAT & PWC/SNOWMOBILE RENTALS Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River:

Harrison Township.- Macomb County , MI - Sportsmens Direct - Sportmens Direct  -  36072 Jefferson Avenue, Harrison Township next to the Clinton River Cut Off Ramp.  Live bait, fishing boat rentals, large tackle selection, fishing licenses, ice, drinks & snacks, knowledgeable staff, free fishing seminars.

Harrison Township - Macomb County, MI - www.anglerspointmarina.com - Lake St. Clair Fishing Boat Rentals, Shanty Rentals, on Lake St. Clair on Anchor Bay by the Selfridge launch - Macomb County

Kimball - St. Clair County, MI (between Port Huron & St. Clair) - www.graceperformance.com - Grace Performance - Platinum certified Sea-doo jet drive and PWC rentals; Snowmobiles: Platinum certified Ski-doo rentals; Arctic Cat snowmobile rentals; serving Macomb & St. Clair County.

 

BOAT CRUISES Lake St. Clair:

Harrison Township - Macomb County, MI - www.discoverycruises.com - Lake St. Clair Metropark - Board the Schoolship “Clinton” to explore the waters and islands of the lower Detroit River or Lake St. Clair this summer.  Sponsored by Michigan Sea Grant Extension and the Huron-Clinton Metroparks.  The “Clinton” will be docked at Lake St. Clair Metropark for 2-1/2 and four-hour cruises on Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair Flats area.  While on these Summer Discovery Cruises, discover first-hand the natural and historic wonders of these unique areas.  All cruises are led by Metropark interpreters or Schoolship staff.  Cruises depart at 10 am, 2 pm and 6 pm, with different themes offered at different times.  Visit our site for complete schedule and registration information at http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/sdc/category/lake-st-clair-cruises/

Mount Clemens - Macomb County , MI - www.clintonrivercruisecompany.com - Clinton River Cruises - Cruise up the Clinton River into Lake St. Clair while having lunch or an elegant dinner with live entertainment & dancing.  Full meal cruises on Lake St. Clair start at only $29.  Or book your wedding, reunion, company party, and family celebrations.  Visit our website for special events dates!

St. Clair Shores - Macomb County  - www.mrmuskiecharters.com - Mr. Muskie Charters - Fish with Kevin Backus, grandson of National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame Inductee Homer LeBlanc.  Lake St. Clair Muskie Charter Fishing from June to November.  For those that don't fish we also offer Sunset Cruises along Lake St. Clair and the Detroit Riverfront.

 

Charter Fishermen Lake St. Clair & Lake Huron, Detroit River, St. Clair River - Muskie, Smallmouth, Sturgeon, Salmon Charter Fishing

Algonac - St. Clair County , MI - www.bigfishcharterservices.com - Big Fish Charter Services - Spring Salmon fishing in lower Lake Huron, Sturgeon fishing in the St. Clair River, and the musky fishing on Lake St. Clair.  Join Captain Tom Loy for a fun day of fishing on his clean, safe, fast 31' Tiara open.

St. Clair Shores - Macomb County - www.mrmuskiecharters.com - Mr. Muskie Charters - Fish with Kevin Backus, grandson of National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame Inductee Homer LeBlanc.  Lake St. Clair Muskie Charter Fishing from June to November.  Join us for Lake St. Clair and Detroit River Smallmouth Bass Charter Trips, Fall Sturgeon and Perch fishing charters and Spring Walleye Charters.  For those that don't fish we also offer Sunset Cruises along Lake St. Clair and the Detroit Riverfront.

 

Lake St. Clair – A great North American Fishing Destination

Lake St. Clair is widely regarded as one of the best fishing lakes in North America with muskie and smallmouth and walleye, oh my!

Lake St. Clair boasts some of the best fishing in the Great Lakes and is home to yellow perch, walleye, smallmouth bass and muskellunge - the

Lake St. Clair boasts some of the best fishing in the Great Lakes and is home to yellow perch, walleye, smallmouth bass and muskellunge - the "big four" species of the lake. Photo credit: Google

The Lake St. Clair fishery—which includes fish, people and habitat—is widely regarded as one of the best in North America, and provides significant social and economic benefits. Fish such as yellow perch (the favorite food fish in the Great Lakes) and walleye represent significant protein sources. Economically, the Michigan waters of the Lake St. Clair system generated $36 million in economic activity in 2004 alone. Fishing is, for many, a lot of fun, and as a recreational fishery, it provides many physical and mental benefits to people. Moreover, a healthy fish population equals a more stable ecosystem.

What are the BIG FOUR species in Lake St. Clair?yellow perch

  • Yellow perch the most sought after species on Lake St. Clair, and provides a robust open water and winter ice fishery. Half of the total fishing effort on Lake St. Clair is devoted to yellow perch, with anglers catching approximately 750,000 each year.
  • Walleye are the target of approximately 30 percent of Lake St. Clair fishing effort, yielding a catch of some 40,000 walleye by Michigan anglers. Roughly 80 percent of the walleye caught on Lake St. Clair are kept.
  •  Smallmouth bass make up about 20 percent of Lake St. Clair’s sport fishery, with more than 100,000 caught each year in the Michigan waters of Lake St. Clair. More a sport fish than a foosmallmouth bassd fish, some 90 percent of the smallmouth caught are released. Smallmouth are responsible for attracting numerous out-of-state anglers and tournaments to Lake St. Clair. Can you guess which lake Bassmaster named as the best bass lake of 2013?
  • The Lake St. Clair Muskellunge (Muskie) fishery is legendary with high catch rates and increasing numbers of large fish. Approximately 30 percent of all charter fishing trips on Lake St. Clair target muskie, and 99 percent of the fish caught are released.

Heat Is On

We are well into the 2014 fishing season and things are really heating up with the fishing. We have continued to have excellent days of Bass fishing with catches exceeding the 8 dozen mark. The Canadian Bass season has opened recently and now we are able to hit some of our favorite Bass spots on the Canadian side. We have been getting some great action since the Canadian opener and anticipate those awesome catches to continue through late August.

The Muskie season has been getting better week by week since the opener at the start of June. We have noticed the numbers of Muskie caught have increased significantly over the past 3 weeks. We have had days of over 18 Muskies boated. We have also had 5 Monster Muskie caught over the 30 pound mark and this season’s best stands at 38 pounds! This however can be beat before the end of this season as the heat of Muskie season is just upon us now and will continue to get better for the next month or two.

 

 

We look forward to hearing from you and look forward to getting you out fishing!

 

Tight Lines,

Capt. Kevin Backus

       

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