Fly Fishing Lake St. Clair

Fly Fishing Opportunities Across Lake St. Clair Mi 

Lake St. Clair Michigan is on the must-do list for all adventurous fly anglers for good reason. First, there's the bass. Lake St. Clair has become a major bass angling destination and is home to several Pro Bass Tournaments each year. Then there is the environment; areas of reefs, weeds, sand, and deep provide for a variety fishing opportunities. Finally, the Muskie. Lake St. Clair has long been known as the Muskie Mecca of the Great Lakes. With ample roaming space and water clarity, Lake St. Clair can provide Muskie fly anglers exciting challenges, along with jaw dropping visuals of follows and grabs.

Your Lake St. Clair Fly Fishing Adventure

Lake St. Clair trips launch from various ramp locations depending on weather, wind, lake conditions and targeted species.  Anglers should expect that a solid foundation of single hand casting, hauling and being comfortable on a boat is needed. A day guide trip on Lake St. Clair is similar to Lake Erie and other Great Lakes, when targeting Bass and other species. We will spend the day on the water casting 6 to 8 wt single hand rods with intermediate or sink tips a minimum of 25ft. Fishing is generally accomplished with a drift and strip technique.

For muskie fly trips we use 9 to 11 wt single and two hand fly rods specifically designed for Musky, with either intermediate or sink tips and large musky flies.  Fly fishing for muskie can be physically demanding, so we also carry conventional gear and lures to provide a break if desired. Weather conditions on Lake St. Clair can be varied, so we will provide recommendations on personal items to bring before your trip. Full day trips will include a break for lunch, which you can bring or we can provide. We supply all the fishing equipment needed, including flies. 

Lake St Clair Fly Fishing Guide Trips

Explore venues around Lake St Clair, MI.

Fly Fish for Bass, Pike, and other available species on the fly. 

  • Full and half day adventures available.

Fly Fish for Musky

  • Full and half day adventures available.

Potential Target Species

  • Small Mouth Bass

  • Large Mouth Bass

  • White Bass

  • Pike

  • Musky

  • Fresh Water Drum

  • Carp

  • and more...

Great Lakes Fly Fishing Rates

Primary Waters:

Lake St Clair, MI Region

Detroit River area

  • Full day: $500. 1 to 2 anglers. Add $100 for third angler.

  • Half day/Evening: $350. 1 to 2 anglers. Add $50 for third angler.

  • Full day is up to 8 hrs.

  • Half day/Evening is up to 4 hrs.

  • CA waters by special arrangement only, if available. May be at additional cost.

  • Destination trip package pricing available.