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Detroit river report. Water is frigid so low and slow or pulling wire was getting it done. Bounced around the upper river. Bondy Bait Company browns and black worms and Minnows were our goto. Tipping Minnows seemed to help.Stinger hooks were a must.Looks like a few warmer days ahead so the jig bite should pick up. Captain Eric Long @ Long line Charters (248)343-8863


Here's a couple more from the Detroit River 



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)




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




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



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


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 




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



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 


Captain Eric long 
Long Line Charters

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. 




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.


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


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. 


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



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.




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