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Detroit Fishing



Detroit Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Detroit, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Yellow Perch

  2. Yellow Perch

    There is a 77.98% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 3350 Yellow Perch counted.

    Detroit Yellow Perch Counts Chart
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  3. White Perch

  4. White Perch

    There is a 6.33% catch rate for White Perch, based on 272 White Perch counted.

    Detroit White Perch Counts Chart
    White

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  5. Walleye

  6. Walleye

    There is a 4.8% catch rate for Walleye, based on 206 Walleye counted.

    Detroit Walleye Counts Chart
    Walleye

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  7. Bluegill

  8. Bluegill

    There is a 1.33% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 57 Bluegill counted.

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    Bluegill

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  9. Common Carp

  10. Common Carp

    There is a 1.19% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 51 Common Carp counted.

    Detroit Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

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  11. Rock Bass

  12. Rock Bass

    There is a 1.02% catch rate for Rock Bass, based on 44 Rock Bass counted.

    Detroit Rock Bass Counts Chart
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  13. Largemouth Bass

  14. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 1% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 43 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Detroit Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  15. Black Crappie

  16. Black Crappie

    There is a 0.79% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 34 Black Crappie counted.

    Detroit Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

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  17. Pike

  18. Pike

    There is a 0.79% catch rate for Pike, based on 34 Pike counted.

    Detroit Pike Counts Chart
    Pike

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  19. Pink Salmon

  20. Pink Salmon

    There is a 0.79% catch rate for Pink Salmon, based on 34 Pink Salmon counted.

    Detroit Pink Salmon Counts Chart
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Recommendations above based on 27 species of fish and 4296 fish counted for May around Detroit.

To date, there are 37 species of fish and a total of 23560 fish counted for Detroit and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 5/26/1859 (165 years).

Last Update: 5/16/2024 12:11:29 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Detroit are the following:

  1. Mile Road


  2. Smallmouth


  3. Placemark 42


  4. Pike and Muskies
    Look for the shallow grassy lumps and work them for Pike and Musky all the way to Huron Point and the mouth of the Clinton River.


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  6. Smallmouth


  7. Sand Island


  8. The Spillway
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  10. Small Hump


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Latest Detroit Fishing Reports

  • Stable Weather Pattern – Almost Smallmouth Heaven
    Lake St. Clair smallies settle down for the summer and settle into stable bite patterns during weather like we have this week


  • Fall 2017 Message from Capt. Kevin
    Well now that the boats are tucked away in their warm nesting places for the winter we can start to make our task lists for the off season as well as take some time to reflec


  • Walleye Running & Bass Biting
    Walleye Are Running! We have been in the river fishing the Walleye since the start of April and let’s just say that the start of the month had some pretty nasty weather to st


  • 2018 Season Wrap-Up
    The 2018 season comes to a close… The 2018 fishing came to a close for us this November and things started to come to a manageable pace for us at Mr. Muskie Charters. The boa


  • Spring Season 2019
    The best booking dates & deals of 2019! The ice may be thick on Lake St. Clair but the season is just 57 days away. Now is the best time to line up your reservations with our


  • Ice is melting. Walleye are calling.
    Live and Ready for 2019! We at Mr. Muskie Charters have been busy since the start of the year preparing for the season opener which is less than a few weeks out now. Mr. Musk


  • Walleye Are Here!
    We are into the 2019 season with another great start to the spring Walleye run in the Detroit River! Over 10 million walleye are staged in the Western basin of Lake Erie maki


  • Swinging Into Summer
    Walleye season winds down…Gear up for Muskie and Bass! Well our Walleye season is winding down and we will be transitioning into our Muskie and Bass season this week. This ti


  • Catch Count and Temps Moving in the Right Direction! UP!
    What weather challenges?! We have finally had some nice summer weather and that has warmed the waters a bit. The higher water levels with the colder spring and all the consta


  • It’s Peak of the Season
    Getting you up to speed with the Mr. Muskie Crew… We are at the peak of the Muskie fishing and wanted to give everyone an update on the season. The Muskie fishing started off


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Top Detroit Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Lakeside Fishing Shop
    Lakeside Fishing Shop is located in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. We are your our one stop fishing shop! We sell fishing tackle and fishing equipment for Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, Lake Huron as well as the rest of the Great Lakes and Midwest. Yo

  2. Windsor Wholesale Bait
    Guaranteed LIVE delivery of Canadian Nightcrawlers. Available all year.

  3. Canadian Wiggler
    Our lures are ideal for casting, trolling, hand lining and excellent for all game fish including walleye, pike, salmon & trout, bass and muskie to name a few. These perform fantastically in all waters including freshwater, saltwater, lakes, strea

  4. The Bait and Tackle Box


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Top Detroit Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Mr. Muskie Charters
    Captain Kevin Backus, Grandson the Legendary Homer LeBlanc, is your guide. Mr. Muskie Charters offers Muskie, Small Mouth Bass, Bass/Muskie Combo, Walleye and Perch charters for a maximum of six people as well as Sunset Cruises on Lake St. Clair. I

  2. Fish Headz Sport Fishing Charters
    Fish Headz is a Professional Outfitter providing TOP-NOTCH fishing experiences on Lake St. Clair catching some of the countries most sought after targets Walleye, Perch, Bass, Muskie and Sturgeon.

  3. Fins & Grins Muskie Charters
    Fins & Grins Muskie Charters specializes in fishing trips on Lake Saint Clair.

  4. Bray's Charter Services


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Top Detroit Marinas

  1. Island View Marine Store and Marina


  2. Anglers Point Marina


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