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11-7-18

Fall bite is in full swing!! Great walleye jig fishing in both the Detroit and St Clair rivers. Trolling walleye in Lake Erie and Saginaw bay also picking up when the weather allows. If its to windy try perch fishing on the inland lakes or riversPerch in breast bay 15-20 fow strait out from SSP has been good. Muskie casting on lake St Clair has been excellent.  

Captain Eric long
Long Line Charters
248-343-8863

9-29-18

Walleye jigging is picking up again at the river mouths and the trolling bite mid lake. Bass good in 10-14 fow along the weed beds. Tubes and drop shot. Muskie casting and jigging around rivers is producing. Trolling good when the floating weeds are minimal. Thanks to: Captain Eric Long @ Long line charters
248-343-8863

9-10-18

Lake st Clair
Walleye, Bass, and muskie fishing has been great. Limits of walleye caught trolling around the shipping channel and jigging the river mouths. Bass caught in 10-18 fow on tubes and drop shots. Muskie fishing best from the dumps to weather buoy and belle river to Thames. Thanks to: Captain Eric Long @ Long line charters
248-343-8863

6-25-18

Fishing is still on fire in St. Clair River! 3 oz bottom bouncers with D & B Custom Crawler harness blades drifting or slow trolling with the current. Willow leaf blades in purple and copper and Indiana blades in silver. Areas that have been hot: in front of State Park, North Channel and South channel. Depths can vary but lots of fish in 34-45 feet of water.

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Captain Nick Dood 616-293-4306

6/22/18 lake St Clair / Detroit River evening trip.  Brad wanted a muskie to knock it off his bucket list.   After our diner at Sindbads we hit Lake St Clair and went 1/3 on muskie.  Then we hit the river to pick up some walleye.   Another great time on the best fishery around !!!

 
6-12-18

Still Going strong over here!! couple more shots for ya from Captain Eric Long @ Long line charters
248-343-8863

 

6-8-18

Detroit River / lake st Clair

Fishing is still great. Jig bite on the upper river has produced easy am limits. Evening bite had been tougher but still getting them. Muskie jigging has also been good.

Lake bite also on fire. Limits of walleye trolling deep diving bandits or husky jerks. Muskie casting and trolling near the Thames has been good. Post spawn smallmouth in 10-14 fow is producing.

Captain Eric Long Long line charters
2483438863

5-23-18

Time to get the kids off their phones and out on the water!!! here's what you can get when you go out with Eric long @ Long line charters 248-343-8863

5/10/18 Detroit River

May is the new April. Walleye fishing better than ever. We’re catching limits each time on both sides of the river.Bigger fish taken in Canadian waters.Get out and experience Detroit in short sleeves.Greens,reds and purple plastics have been best.

Captain Eric Long
Long line charters
248-343-8863

5-8-18

 Detroit River

Fishing is on fire. Fish found throughout the river. endless eaters out deep. Water temps in the high 40's. Best fishing found along the Canadian shore.
Captain Eric Long
Long line charters
2483438863
5-3-18

Detroit River
Fishing is on fire. Fish found throughout the river. endless eaters out deep. Water temps in the high 40's. Best fishing found along the Canadian shore.

Captain Eric Long
Long line charters
248-343-8863

 

4/22/18

Detroit River evening trip. Easy 3 man limit on our first drift !! Changed it up and fished mid river in 50-55 fow. The bite is on all over the river and also into Erie. Brest Bay, Bowles Harbor are catching fish trolling in 12-20' Custom painted cranks like Bandits, P-10s and Banana Shads are catching fish when run 30-50 back. But for now, the river is the ticket! Want an awesome charter? Get ahold of Captain Eric Long @ Long line Charters (248)343-8863

 

4-3-18

Here's a couple more from the Detroit River 

3-30-18

 

Detroit river - Fishing is starting to pick up.  From mid river to the mouth of St Clair fish have Been caught.  Water temp 36-38 degrees and 2-4' of visibility. Good stain throughout without a defined mud line yet. Found males steadily mid river with a few hens taken in shallow. 4" Bondy Minnows with a 1 oz jig catching most of our fish. Captain Eric Long (Long line charters 248-343-8863)

 

 

3-5-18

St Clair river

Jigging has really picked up where it left off in December.  Limits being caught from black river to the mouth. Captain Eric Long line charters 248-343-8863

 

 

12-2-17 

The mouth of the St Clair river has been HOT. Green or anti freeze jigs and soft plastics has been great. Quick limits has been the norm. Stay vertical, stay warm & catch limits!

 

 

10/31/17 St. Clair river.

St Clair river fall jig bite is picking up.   Good mix of eater size males with the occasional female mixed in.   Fished from the Black river to the mouth of Lake Huron.  35-45 fow on both the Canadian and American side produced fish.  Best baits where 1-1.5 oz antifreeze jigs with a natural minnow bait on the back.  Stinger hooks were a must during non peak hours.  

Captain Eric long
Long line charters
2483438863

 

 

09.29.2017 Detroit River

Walleye fishing has been great in the upper river. Good numbers on the Canadian side in 30-35 fow. Caught fish from the casino to mouth of the river. 

Captain Eric long 
Long line charters
2483438863

 

9-22-2017 Lake St Clair

Cold nights had dropped the water temps in the low 60's. But the last few days of heat have stopped the perch migration, they are still holding in deeper water. Weeds have started dying off and perch will begin moving towards the shallows & their fall patterns. October will be awesome!   

Muskie trolling and casting has been very good east of the dumps. Normal baits and patterns.   

The Walleye jig bite has been great at the mouth of the Detroit river. Try the St Clair combo for the next month, jigging the mouth in the mornings for a couple hours and do Musky in the late mornings and afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

8/2/17 Lake Saint Clair 


Muskie fish is hot !!!! Casting and trolling is both producing. Find the off colored water and the Muskie have been there. 15 feet of water and deeper has been good. Bass fishing along the channel in 14-18 fow has been good. Limits of perch caught near the dumping ground. 

Captain Eric long 
Long line charters 
2483438863

 

 

7-20-17

Muskie fishing is going strong. Best fishing has been on the Canadian side from Belle river to Stoney point. Casting big soft plastics or trolling body baits and bucktails. Smallmouth can be found 12-18 fow throughout the lake. Get out the and fish 

Captain Eric long 
Long line charters
248-343-8863

 

06.11.2017

Lake Sinclair:

Muskie Fishing has been slow with cold water temps. Best fishing has been on the Canadian side near the Thames river 

Bass fishing has been great. Tubes and cranks in 8-12 fow. Lots of big fish caught. 

Walleye on crawlers and cranks from the dumps to the Thames river has been good. 

Captain Eric long 
Long line charters 
2483438863

 

Captain Eric long 
Long Line Charters 
Chartergreatlakes.com
2483438863

5/30/16 Detroit river 
Easy limits on the Canadian side of the river. From the mouth of lake st Clair to the ambassador bridge. 30-40 fow. Pick your favorite color cause there all working. 

 

 

6-3-17

Well the walleye are still in the river but there is a lot of very small fish to sort through. If you are a white bass fan then you will be happy.

5-30-17

If you like white bass the Detroit river is got em!

5-14-17

In spite of the wind and rains, the Detroit River remains HOT! Limits are the norm for the next 2 weeks as this is prime time for this bite. Very little has changed for the past week. The presentations are still jigs but it does seem that the Wyandotte to the mouth of St. Clair has been best, 25-50' on either side of the shipping channel has been really productive over the last couple days. 3/4 to 1 oz jigs are necessary in the wind.

The Detroit river is flaming hot right now. The upper half from the mouth of Lake St. Clair to mid-river is filled with really nice fish. Both sides produced well over the past few days. Jigging an anti-freeze colored jig with a dark colored Wyandotte worm was clearly the best presentation for us, we did catch a fair number on the silver fleck shad colored minnow. For those of you who love the action of white bass, that is also starting to go a little bit. We caught 50 in one spot in a short amount of time, but this will get better in May. Look at the fish that Eric and his groups caught over the last couple days. If your looking for a great charter then call Eric 248-343-8863. 

4-18-17

The upper river is producing lots of 15-20" fish. We made 3 drifts North of Belle isle and caught 14 keepers. The Canadian shoreline is also producing from Belle isle to the Windsor casino. The mid-river is also starting to go well. lots of fish from the steel mill to Wyandotte. We caught the bigger fish here. The best colors have been either black or antifreeze jig heads tipped with a black minnow and stinger hook! Good Luck. Take a look at these nice fish that were just caught today aboard "Long Lines Charter service and captain Eric Long. Thanks for the info Eric. 248-343-8863

 

4-10-17

The high winds last week made the fishing conditions tough. However this past Saturday and Sunday the upper river started to kick out some nice eater sized fish. Brightly colored jigs and either black, blue or chartreuse worms were the best. This week I predict that the bigger fish will start to really bite as the weather stabilizes. The next 2 weeks are going to be "Prime Time" on the Detroit River.

Look at these nice fish boated by Eric Long and his guests this past weekend. Eric runs Long Lines Charters if you are looking for a trip.

 

 

3-30-17

Spring has Sprung!

Walleye are starting to show up. Lots of action in both the upper and lower river. Surface temperature 38 degrees. 25-30 feet of water on the American side and the mud line on the the Canadian side were the most productive areas. Green, orange and black 1 oz. jigs with soft plastic took all our fish. Stinger hooks are a must. The bigger fish will show up any day. Remember in this cold water, use a very short slow jigging motion. Have fun!!!,,,, for a great fishing trip contact Eric @ Long Lines charters (248) 343-8863