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Smallmouth bass fishing guide trips on Lake St. Clair near Detroit, Michigan

Smallmouth Bass Fishing on Lake St. Clair

Smallmouth bass fishing on Lake St. Clair is our primary focus when it comes to bass fishing. Lake St. Clair is one of, if not the best, smallmouth fisheries in the country. Though 20 to 25 fish per day is the normal, at times 50 or more fish per day is possible. The average sizes of the smallmouth are 2 to 3 pounds with some 3 to 4 pound fish mixed in. Occasionally, 5 plus pound fish are caught. Most of our Smallmouth trips are on Lake St. Clair, however, at times we will fish Lake Erie or the Detroit River if we feel the fishing is better at one of those locations. We always fish the areas that give our clients the best fishing opportunities. Please note that all bass fishing is catch and release ONLY.

Also visit: Seasonal Patterns for Lake St. Clair Smallmouth


Smallmouth bass fishing guide trips on Lake St. Clair near Detroit, Michigan

Northern Michigan Trophy Smallmouth Fishing

Want to catch a Smallmouth of a life time? Try one of our "Northern Michigan Trophy Smallmouth Hunts". These trips are generally multi-day trips to Northern Michigan's Inland lake trophy factories. Our guides Len Bourdage and Gerry Gostenik have spent years exploring Michigan's inland lakes and are well aware of which ones hold the giants. Generally these trips are scheduled in May and October when the fishing is at its best in Northern Michigan. These two giants to the right that Gerry's holding were both over 6 pounds. For more details or to schedule a trip give us a call.


Smallmouth bass fishing guide trips on Lake St. Clair near Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Largemouth Bass Fishing

If you like exploring and fishing new and different waters, try one of our "Michigan Largemouth Bass Fishing Tours". These are multi-day guide trips to Michigan's northern inland lakes. These trips are a lot of fun and my personal favorites. Depending on angler preferences, Smallmouth, Largemouth, or both can be targeted. As the crew from "1 Big Fish" TV Show saw (seen right), Smallmouth aren't the only "Big Bass" in Michigan. Some of the best bass fishing in Michigan is on our in-land lakes. Individual or group trips can be scheduled.


Smallmouth bass fishing guide trips on Lake St. Clair near Detroit, Michigan

Take a Kid Fishing

To this day, I still remember the first time my dad took me fishing. I was four years old and I remember it as if it were yesterday. If you have a kid you want to take fishing, let me plan a trip for you. Generally when kids are involved, I try to schedule the trip at times when the fishing is easy, and the weather is pleasant. Kids generally have a short attention span so consistent action is what the goal is. The photo above was just such a trip. It was a beautiful August afternoon trip on the lower Detroit River. We caught about 30 Smallies and though they weren't giants, these guys had a blast. The Musky was a nice bonus fish thrown in. What a great trip. For more information on bass fishing trips designed for young anglers or to schedule a trip, contact Len.


To schedule your next bass fishing trip with Michigan Bass Fishing Tours contact:

Gerry 313-319-0100 / ggsmalls@msn.com