Welcome to Motor City Charters, home of the best spring-time Detroit River walleye charters!

Detroit River walleye fishing charters available from April 1 – May 10

     Every spring, Detroit area fishermen are lucky to experience the worlds greatest walleye fishing right in our hometown! Over a million walleye enter the Detroit River from Lake Erie for the annual spawning run. The sheer number of walleye and trophy sized fish has made this a legendary spring time fishery, attracting anglers from all over the country!
Capt Al Holding Detroit River walleye
     Here at Motor City Charters, we specialize in spring-time Detroit River walleye fishing. I’m Captain Al Henderson, owner of Motor City Charters and proud Detroiter. I have been a full time charter captain and fishing guide for 17 years. During the summer months, you will find me in Alaska running halibut charters. During spring, I am back to my roots, jigging for walleye and guiding fishermen on my home waters of the Detroit River.

I believe providing an exceptional fishing experience requires a few key ingredients:

-A charter boat perfectly suited for the fishery and outfitted with top quality equipment. All of our equipment is made in the U.S.A!
-An experienced captain that knows the water, the fishery, and the proven techniques to fill the box with walleyes!
-The ability as a seasoned fishing guide to share with everyone, regardless of skill level, the thrill of hookin’ fish!
-Above all else, the most important ingredient to a great day of fishing is good old fashioned fun!

Motor City Charters believes in American made products!  Our boat, truck, tackle, and equipment are all Made in the USA!

1978 Ford f250 pulling 22 foot key west. Boat and truck for Detroit River walleye charters
fisherman holding limit of Detroit River walleye
Our boat, a 22 foot Key West 216 Bay Reef, is not only American made, but is perfectly suited for Detroit River walleye charters.  The walk around deck design gives 4 fishermen plenty of elbow room and space to jig for walleye comfortably.  Our boat is very wide and stable and was chosen specifically for walleye charters on the Detroit River.
Our walleye boat is powered by 225hsp Mercury Optimax.  Outfitted with an xi5 Motorguide trolling motor and the latest Hummingbird electronics. she is the ultimate walleye jigging machine.
I believe using top of the line tackle is an integral part of fishing success.  Custom jigs and high quality rods are essential for not only the technique but also necessary to feel bites and hook walleyes!

Daily Detroit River Walleye Charters

By the beginning of April, the Detroit River walleye run has begun.   Large female walleye enter the river providing an excellent opportunity to catch record class fish.  The bite is not as fast as it is later in the spring but the walleye can be huge! As April progresses, more and more walleye enter the river as the male walleye begin to flood into the river system.  By the beginning of May, the Detroit River is full of “eater” sized walleye with limits of fish usually being caught rather quickly!
The walleye fishing technique is called vertical jigging.  This means you will get to work the lures, feel the strikes, and set the hook on giant Detroit River walleye!
Family holding walleye on a Detroit River waleeye charter
Motor City Charters offers 5 hour morning and evening Detroit River walleye charters for up to 4 fishermen.
All of our Detroit River walleye charters begin and end at the Wyandotte boat launch located at 711 Biddle Ave. Wyandotte, MI.


5 Hour morning or evening charter………$125 per person
Up to 4 fishermen.  2 person minimum.
Dates are held on a first come, first served basis.  We require a 50% deposit when confirming dates and finalizing reservations.  The balance is due upon arrival.  In the event of a cancellation, 10 days advanced notice is required for a refund of deposit, less a 10% cancellation fee.  All deposits are non-refundable within 10 days of charter.
Fisherman holding Detroit River walleye
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Great time!  Limit of nice walleye and a beautiful morning!

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