Places to Stay - Vacation Waterfront Cabin, Houses, and Cottage Rentals with Docks around Lake St. Clair

Anchor Bay - Bouvier Bay - St. Clair River - and the North Channel Vacation Rentals

Hotels and Lodging on and near Lake St. Clair for Fishing, Ice Fishing, & Duck Hunting

Fish for smallmouth bass, muskie, walleye, perch, pike and more in the big blue clear waters of Michigan & Ontario's Lake St. Clair! 

Don't forget ice fishing & duck hunting season on Lake St. Clair... We have small cabins and cottages as well as large houses to rent on Lake St. Clair.  Walk to ice fishing on Bouvier Bay and Anchor Bay.  Duck hunting on Lake St. Clair is only a short boat ride away.  Or drive 10 minutes by car and take the ferry to Harsens Island or to Walpole Island Canada for duck hunting on Lake St. Clair.

HOUSES TO RENT on Lake St. Clair, the North Channel, & the St. Clair River

PHOTOS - "St. Clair River" Vacation Rental  - Marine City, MI

PHOTOS - "Sunset Bay" House Rental on Lake St. Clair - Clay Twp., MI

PHOTOS - Lake St. Clair "Guest House" on Bouvier Bay - Fair Haven, MI

PHOTOS - Vacation House "Bouvier Bay" N. Anchor Bay - Fair Haven, MI

PHOTOS - "Lake St. Clair Loft" on Anchor Bay - Harrison Township, MI

PHOTOS - "North Channel Vacation" Home off Lake St. Clair - Algonac/Clay Twp., MI

 

  

   

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Fish Breeding / Spawning Areas on Lake St. Clair

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Lake St. Clair is a fresh water lake that is surrounded by Michigan and Ontario, Canada.  The lake is located about 6 miles north of Detroit.  Lake St. Clair is 430 square miles of water area.  It is 26 miles from the north to the south, and about 24 miles from east to west.  Lake St. Clair is connected to Lake Huron via the St. Clair River, and then flows to Lake Erie via the Detroit River.  The St. Clair River is 39 miles long and flows into the largest freshwater delta in the U.S., which is called the "St. Clair Flats."

Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair River, and the Delta of the North, South, and Middle Channels are some of the greatest bass, muskie, sturgeon, and walleye fishing in the world!  Call early for reservations...rooms fill up fast!

Contact Kim Darrah, Publisher of the Lake St. Clair Guide, at 586-202-3100 email:  lakestclairguide@yahoo.com with questions or to add your listing to this site.

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER SIZZLE!

We are well into the peak of the Muskie fishing season! We have had some very strange weather this summer producing a wide range of temperatures and weather patterns. These weather changes have brought many storm fronts through the area, which has made for some real interesting days of fishing. The numbers of Muskies caught have been very good for the past month or so as we have averaged 7 to 9 fish boated per trip. However even on the days with fewer fish we have noticed the quality of the Muskie has been excellent with the majority of them being over the 40 inch mark! The monster Muskies have also made their presence  known in our live wells as we have boated 12 Muskies that were over the 30 pound mark and our largest of the season so far was 54½ inches and weighed 39 pounds

The Bass fishing over the past month has also been pretty awesome. We have had many days with high numbers caught and some real quality sized Bass caught as well. The past few weeks has had some lower numbers caught but the quality and size has been great. We boated quite a few over the 5 pound mark in the past few trips and the largest was over 6 pounds!

While the Muskie and Bass fishing is still in full swing we are preparing for our Fall fishing season, which is just around the corner! We will be stopping the Bass Charters in the start of September and we will be starting up our Fall Sturgeon fishing and Perch fishing charters

If you want to get out and fill your cooler with some jumbo Perch or would like to experience the battle of your life with a prehistoric river monster, then don’t wait as our dates are filling fast.

We will be targeting our trophy Muskie through October, so if you want to see what the fall Muskie hunts are all about come on out.

Give us a call to discuss your charters and set them up. We will be looking forward to hearing from you and getting you out fishing this fall.

 
 

Tight Lines,

Capt. Kevin Backus

captkevin@mrmuskiecharters.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan Law Changes

The D.N.R. has now implemented a new Muskie tag that is needed to keep a Muskie. Most practice catch and release but we may encounter a Muskie that dies or we may have it in the live well and they could say that it was in our possession. So the thing to do is obtain a Muskie tag, which are free when you purchase your Michigan licenses. It is also necessary to have both the license and tag in your possession on all fishing trips!

Canada Law Changes

Canada has a new policy that they have implemented to protect their borders. They have made it so everyone has to check in with their boarder agency C.B.S.A., whether it is a personal trip or on a charter. This would be the same process as if you were crossing their border by land, only we are able to do it over the phone.

They will NOT allow anyone into their country that has been convicted of a felony. Canada considers any drunk driving offences as a felony, however that may be over looked due to number of offences and time lapsed from the offence. It is at the discretion of the officer on the phone. They have restated the law to allow lenience to the drinking offences due to the number of people who had them, so they have left it up to the officer taking the call.

This law has been in effect for many years but just recently has been enforced with stringent penalties for noncompliance. We have also found that it is a simple and easy process that is not intended to inhibit any fisherman but only to protect their borders from illegals and from terrorists.

 


 

 

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 "big four" species of the lake.

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

As if these aren’t enough, Lake St. Clair boasts a healthy Lake Sturgeon population (think largest fish in the Great Lakes) and a seasonal salmon fishery.

The Lake St. Clair fishery is very intense, experiencing more than 22 angler hours per acre, followed most closely by Lake Erie with less than 10 hours per acre. While charter boat excursions have trended downward on Lake Erie, they are the highest in 25 years on Lake St. Clair. This bounty is largely without stocking, thanks to good water quality, diverse habitat, abundant submerged aquatic vegetation, plentiful food for small fish, and sound fisheries management that protects spawning populations.

How do things look for 2014? At a recent Lake St. Clair Fisheries Workshop conducted by Michigan State University Extension and Michigan Sea Grant, biologists from the Michigan DNR Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station stated that self-sustaining stocks of the big four will continue to provide high-quality fishing opportunities from Lake Erie to Port Huron, abundant populations of other species that add more diversity to the fishery, and a seasonal salmon fishery that will continue to add further diversity.

What’s not to like?  Go fish Lake St. Clair!