Welcome to Motor City Charters, the best choice for Detroit River walleye charters!
Detroit River walleye charters from April 10 – May 30th
Lake St. Clair smallmouth charters May 10 – June 5
Call 313-613-1353 for reservations!
Every spring, Detroit area fishermen experience the worlds greatest walleye run right in our own back yard! 2 million walleye ascend the Detroit River from Lake Erie to spawn. The sheer number of walleye is astounding and the number of trophy sized fish has made this fishery legendary, attracting anglers from all over the country!
Here at Motor City Charters, we specialize in spring-time Detroit River walleye fishing. I’m Capt. Al Henderson, owner of Motor City Charters and proud Detroiter. I have been a full-time fishing guide for 16 years. During the summer, I run halibut charters in Alaska, but during spring, I’m back to my roots, jigging for walleyes and smallmouths on my home water in Michigan.
I believe that providing an exceptional fishing trip requires a few key things:
-A charter boat perfectly suited for the fishery and outfitted with top quality equipment. All of our equipment is made right here in the USA.
-An experienced captain that knows the water, the fishery, and how to fill the fish box!
-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 thing we provide is good old fashion fun!
Motor City Charters believes in American made products! Our boat, truck, tackle and equipment are all Made in the USA!
Our Boat and Equipment
Our boat, a Key West 216 Bay Reef center console, is not only American made, but is perfectly suited for Detroit River walleye charters. The walk around deck allows 4 fishermen plenty of room to jig walleye comfortably. Our boat is very wide and stable and offers lots of space for coolers and gear.
Our boat is powered by a 225 hp Mercury Optimax. 21′ 6″ long and 8’6″ wide, she is outfitted with a motorguide xi5 bow-mount trolling motor. Fully outfitted with electronics, she is the ultimate walleye jigging machine.
I believe using top of the line tackle is an integral part of fishing success. We use American made St. Croix rods and Abu Garcia Reels. The rods are extremely sensitive, have great back bone, and perform excellently.
Guided Fishing Trips
During spring, Detroit area fishermen are extremely lucky to have the greatest walleye run in the world at our door step. 2 million walleyes ascend the Detroit River from Lake Erie to spawn. The sheer number and size of our walleyes is legendary!
At the beginning of April, the Detroit River walleye run has begun. The large females enter the river providing an excellent opportunity to catch trophy class walleyes. The bite is not as fast as later in the spring but the walleye are huge! As April progresses, more and more walleye enter the river as the smaller males begin to flood 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 all vertical jigging. This means you will get to work the lures, feel the strikes, and set the hook on giant walleyes!
We offer 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 at 711 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI.
Once we return to shore, your catch is filleted and bagged for you to take home.
Once your limit is caught, we welcome you to fish for fun and enjoy the sights on the river.
5 Hour Morning or Evening Charter………………$125 per person
Up to 4 fishermen. We have a 2 person minimum.
Dates are held on a first come, first serve 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 advance notice is required for a refund of deposit, less 10% cancellation fee. All deposits are non-refundable within 10 days of charter.
Hands down the best charter outfit on the river. Capt. Al is extremely knowledgeable and a great guy to go fishing with! Had a ton of fun!!
Awesome boat! Perfect for walleye jigging and had plenty of room. Tackle was in excellent condition. Great day in the D! We will definitely make this a yearly thing!
Motor City Charters is a top notch guide service. Capt. Al knows his stuff and knows how to run a charter business! Friendly, knowledgeable, and made sure we had a great time!