Whether it’s one of my charters on Lake St. Clair or the Detroit River there’s something for everyone.
All experience levels and ages are welcome. From those who want to give fishing a try to experienced anglers,
FISHBUS Charters will customize your experience to ensure you have a fun and relaxing trip.
FISHBUS Fishing Calendar
- Vertical jig for Detroit River walleye (April and May)
- Cast tubes for Lake St. Clair smallmouth bass (May and June)
- White bass bite (June and July)
- Sight fish for freshwater drum, bowfin, and carp on the fly (July and August)
- Panfish (bluegill, perch, crappie) (May and June or September and October)
Locations and Equipment
The Egret 186 Boat – Flat out better
Strength, safety, stability, storage capacity, and a legendary smooth ride – these are the reasons why the best, most knowledgable captains choose Egret Boats.
The launch site is in Harrison Township, Michigan on Lake St. Clair – Harley Ensign Boat Ramp, Harrison Township, MI 48045. Depending on conditions, time of year and species sought we’ll fish both American and Canadian waters from Lake St. Clair to Trenton, MI.
All equipment, bait, and tackle furnished. Let me know prior to your charter if you like to BYOG (Bring your own gear.)
- Walleye: 15 lb braid + fluorocarbon leader + 1 oz jigs
- Bass: Medium casting and spinning gear for bass
- Sight Fishing: 6 to 9 wt WF + fluorocarbon leader
- Panfish: 14’ fiberglass cane poles or spinning gear for panfish
- Bass and Pike on fly: 200-grain to 400-grain sinking line on 6 to 10 weight rods
What to bring
- Fishing license, Canadian, and Michigan. I strongly recommend buying both American and Canadian licenses since there’s fish on both sides of the border. We won’t stay on only one side of the border since wind, and dirty water can make one side much better for fishing.
- Passport, birth certificate, or enhanced MI driver’s license to go with your Canadian license.
- Appropriate clothing, including rain gear. On the water, conditions are more extreme than on land. Bring a warm hat and extra jacket during spring and fall trips. The boat has plenty of dry storage.
- Sunblock and Sunglasses
- Camera or any device for taking beautiful pictures
- Water, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages only, please
- Cooler for fish
What not to bring
Not allowed and will end the trip
Are you ready to get on the FISHBUS?
Go to my reservations page and check out the different trip types!