Detroit Fishing

Top Detroit Fishing Spots

  1. Mile Road
    4/10/2020 1:52:21 PM -

  2. Placemark 42
    4/15/2016 4:37:58 PM -

  3. Smallmouth
    4/10/2020 1:52:20 PM -

  4. Pike and Muskies
    4/10/2020 1:52:21 PM - 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.

  5. LSC-034
    4/10/2020 1:52:21 PM -

  6. Smallmouth
    8/21/2018 2:13:56 PM -

  7. LSC-016
    8/19/2018 11:08:06 PM -

  8. Sand Island
    4/10/2020 1:52:21 PM -

  9. Ecorse
    9/29/2014 7:48:01 AM - West Jefferson

  10. The Spillway
    4/15/2016 4:37:57 PM - The Spillway

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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. White Perch

  2. White Perch

    There is a 69.28% catch rate for White Perch, based on 13359 White Perch counted.

  3. Yellow Perch

  4. Yellow Perch

    There is a 22.59% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 4356 Yellow Perch counted.

  5. Gizzard Shad

  6. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 3.95% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 761 Gizzard Shad counted.

  7. White Bass

  8. White Bass

    There is a 2.08% catch rate for White Bass, based on 402 White Bass counted.

  9. Smallmouth Bass

  10. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 0.53% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 103 Smallmouth Bass counted.

  11. Walleye

  12. Walleye

    There is a 0.48% catch rate for Walleye, based on 93 Walleye counted.

  13. Rock Bass

  14. Rock Bass

    There is a 0.35% catch rate for Rock Bass, based on 68 Rock Bass counted.

  15. Bluegill

  16. Bluegill

    There is a 0.1% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 19 Bluegill counted.

  17. Muskie

  18. Muskie

    There is a 0.1% catch rate for Muskie, based on 19 Muskie counted.

  19. Common Carp

  20. Common Carp

    There is a 0.09% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 18 Common Carp counted.

Recommedations above based on 30 species of fish and 19283 fish counted for September around Detroit.

To date, there are 36 species of fish and a total of 5997 fish counted for Detroit and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 5/26/1859 (163 years).

Last Update: 9/20/2022 1:15:59 AM

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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Latest Detroit Fishing Reports

  • Stable Weather Pattern – Almost Smallmouth Heaven
    8/3/2021 2:15:24 AM - 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
    2/12/2021 11:11:05 PM - 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
    2/12/2021 11:11:05 PM - 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
    2/12/2021 11:11:05 PM - 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
    2/12/2021 11:11:04 PM - 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.
    2/12/2021 11:11:04 PM - 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!
    2/12/2021 11:11:04 PM - 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
    2/12/2021 11:11:03 PM - 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!
    2/12/2021 11:11:03 PM - 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
    2/12/2021 11:11:03 PM - 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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