Professional Fishing Guide
Endorsed by Kevin VanDam
the No.1 Bass Angler in the world!
See what some of our clients have been catching.
We live to fish and to provide the best guide service available!
Musky, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Sturgeon, Steelhead and Salmon.
Doug Samsal and his son Garrett have 38 years of combined guiding experience. View the guides in action and plan your adventure!
Professional Fishing Charter Guide
Fishing Charter Guide for Michigan's Lake St. Clair and Detroit River, Manistee River
Smallmouth Bass, Musky and Walleye, Sturgeon, Steelhead Trout, King Salmon
Endorsed by professional bass angler, Kevin VanDam!
Go fishing with a seasoned professional guide that is endorsed by some of the best in the business!
Doug and Garrett's experience will keep you on the hottest bites for trophy smallmouth bass, musky, and walleye on Michigan's Lake St. Clair, Manistee River, St Clair River and Detroit Rivers!
Fall splits us up. Doug goes to fish the Manistee River for salmon and steelhead while Garrett is on Lake St. Clair for bass and musky!
book early for your chance at Monster Walleye on the Detroit River!
Call Capt. Doug to book your trip now! (231) 668-2894
Here's what's biting now!
The famous Detroit River spring walleye run is in full force during the month of April through mid-May! The St. Clair River produces great numbers from mid-May throughout most of the summer and peeking again in the fall!
We also have great white bass fishing starting in mid May on the Detroit River also some real hot spots on the St. Clair River! Contact us for more info about the white bass action!
Call us today! (231) 668-2894.
Lake St. Clair and it's adjoining waters provide the most prolific smallmouth fishing in the world bar none! I know that's a big statement but there's plenty of evidence posted out there to prove exactly what I'm saying! There's been some big changes lately on Lake St. Clair, you can fish smallmouth year round now. Yes you heard me right! Since I moved to Lake St. Clair, I honestly have had little desire to fish smallmouth anywhere else in the world! The opportunities on Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River are endless and the SIZE just keeps getting bigger and bigger! The tournament weights in 2016 were absolutely phenomenal! There were many bags in most tournaments that were exceeding 23 pounds and ranging up to 29 pounds! These were fish officially weighed in with many spectators and tournament anglers witnessing the weights. My son Garrett and I fish many of these tournaments, when we're not guiding our clients to these monster smallmouth! We live near the St. Clair River, where the river divides into four channels and flows into Lake St. Clair. We are always on the big fish weather they are in Lake St. Clair or in the Saint Clair River. If you want to experience the most prolific smallmouth fishing in the world with some of the most experienced Lake St. Clair and St. Clair River anglers you have stumbled on the right website! Did you know you can change the water temperature up to 12° just by changing location in Lake St. Clair. You can essentially move time ahead or back time up with that kind of a water temperature change! What does that mean in easy to understand terms? Just to name a few, you can find warm water in early spring where the fish are more responsive and wanting to group up and start spawning earlier. And on the other extreme, colder water can help keep the fish biting better as they become less responsive in extreme heat conditions! I didn't even mention how we track the muddy or stained water that's constantly moving around in Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River. For example, was the muddy water you might be fishing in caused by wind? what direction? how strong was it? or was it caused by heavy rains. Knowing the answers to this will tell you with experience how long it will last and how extreme it will be.
The more you understand, the more you will know if you can get out of the muddy water which will always increase your success! This is a very complex huge body of water. Going out with a highly skilled guide / tournament fisherman is money well spent! Did I mention I've been endorsed by Kevin Vandam for years now!
Book with us to get in on the best smallmouth bass action anywhere! Call (231) 668-2894 to book your adventure now!
Lake St. Clair & the St. Clair River as well as the Detroit River musky season starts the first Saturday of June every year. If you want to catch your first musky or your biggest musky, Lake St. Clair and it's connecting waters is where to you need to be! My son Garrett and I will teach and guide you every step of the way to achieve your goals! Last year we both had clients that landed five musky a piece while casting with us! Trust me it's not easy to have one client catch five musky in any one day with them doing the casting and operating the rod!
Our one on one detailed instruction on how to work each musky bait and being in the right location is the key to success. Let us turn your goals into success!
Book with us to get in on the best musky action anywhere! Call (231) 668-2894 to book your adventure now!
Call (231) 668-2894 to book your adventure now!