Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fall Fishing

Fall is rapidly approaching and we have begun our fall fishing charters. We only have a month left in our 2015 fishing season! “Mr. Muskie Too” is still at our home port of Jefferson Beach Marina. We have both our smaller boat “River Raider” and our big boat “Mr. Muskie III” up in Algonac, MI. for our Sturgeon fishing charters. We are still running Muskie, Sturgeon and Perch trips through the end of October.

We have had some awesome days to wrap up our Bass fishing charters. The Bass aren’t as schooled up as they were in the summer, hence our numbers of fish caught were down a bit. However the quality of the Bass has been amazing. We have seen more Bass over the 5 and 6 pound mark this year than any other year. We recently boated 4 fish over 6 pounds in one charter. We also broke our biggest mark this year with a 7 pound monster Small Mouth Bass!

Muskie have been on the feed this past month. We have had some awesome days with over 10 caught per trip. We have had many double and triple headers as well. This last few weeks has been a transitional period and they will begin their fall feeding frenzy very soon!

Our Sturgeon charters have been very successful and our customers are getting hooked with battling these prehistoric river monsters!

We have so far boated 39 Sturgeon total and have caught 14 over 60 inches and set our new record at a whopping 72 inch monster that weighed over 100 pounds! We are running these trip out of both our small and big boats to accommodate all size groups and budgets.
If you haven’t yet got out to do some fall Muskie or Sturgeon fishing, now is your last chance for the 2015 Season!

Give us a call to set up your trips.

Tight Lines,
Capt. Kevin & Crew

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Summer Fishing

Well the heat of Summer is finally upon us and the fishing has been getting hotter just like the weather!

We have been fishing Bass on the Canadian side of the lake since their opener and have had some awesome days of catches over the 4 dozen mark. The quality of the bass has been out of this world! We have had many days with 4 and 5 pounders as a frequent occurrence and have set a new Bass record with Mr. Muskie Charters with a 7 plus pound Small Mouth Bass! This action will continue through the end of August, so if you haven’t had that hands on fish fighting with these trophy Bass. Now is the time to get your trip scheduled!

Muskie season started out a bit slower this season with days of lower than normal numbers of Muskie caught but has been picking up since the start of July. We have had many days recently of over 10 Muskies boated! We have caught 6 over the 30 pound mark and our best so far is 36 pounds that was 53 inches! This fish can be beat as there are a few more good months of Muskie fishing, so get on out with us and try to be the 2015 champ!

We have been posting many photos and videos on our Facebook page and have been using and underwater camera to get some real awesome footage of Muskie following and attacking our baits. Like us on our Facebook page and check out this awesome ground breaking technology and keep up to date with what we have been doing out on the lake.

Sturgeon fishing season is just around the corner and we will have both our “River Raider” and “Mr. Muskie III” up on the St. Clair River from September 1st through October 23rd. We can accommodate both small or larger groups for these charters. They are a great way to enjoy the end of Summer evenings and also have the experience of a lifetime catching one of these prehistoric monsters! Give us a call to set up your Sturgeon adventure this Fall.

We hope to see you soon out on our boats and the fish are waiting.

Tight Lines,
Capt. Kevin & Crew

Monday, June 8, 2015

Muskie Season is Here!

Well we are swinging through the 2015 season. We have wrapped up our Walleye fishing season on the Detroit River. We had some great success as well as many days with limited catches. It was an awesome start to the season and tons of fun was had by all our customers! We found that the early part of the Walleye season produced some huge Walleyes and the fishing was best on the Michigan side of the Detroit River. When the waters started to heat up and the action swung into full speed then we found that the best fishing was on the Canadian side of the river, which was most of May. We saw less big Walleyes but many good eaters. The customers who came out for this Walleye gold rush were happy to take their share of it home to enjoy!

In May we started our Bass Charters with the early spring catch and release on the Michigan side. We have had awesome success with those trips and have averaged between 4 to 6 dozen Bass caught in our 6 hour trips! The action has been great all along the Michigan side of the lake along the shore between Metro Beach and the mouth of the Detroit River. They have been found in between 8 to 13 feet of water depending on the time of day and time of the month. These trips have been great fun for all who were out and it is the best action to take the kids out for some real fun fishing. They are able to handle these fish with little help and the fight is awesome whether it is for the kids or adults! The Bass action will continue through the start of September, so if you haven’t gotten out to experience this fun filled action, give us a call and set up your trip now.

Muskie season is opening this weekend! We will be out chasing these monsters as they are just finishing up their spawning period and should be hungry. Last year’s opening tournament produced some great fish and the largest that was caught was a whopping 37 pound Monster. We anticipate the action to be good this season and may be even better than last season, which is hard to believe! We have already caught some awesome Muskies during our Walleye season in the Detroit River. We are welcoming any of our customers to set the new season record as well as beat last season’s best, a 40 pound Monster!
We are now booking up quickly for this summer action with Bass and Muskie, so give us a call to set up your trips while we still have available dates.

We look forward to hearing from you and look forward to getting you out fishing!

Tight Lines,
Capt. Kevin Backus

Friday, May 15, 2015

Spring Swing

Well Spring is swinging into a great time to be out fishing this 2015 season!

We have been in the Detroit River since the start of April and getting our fill of the Walleye action! The Walleye season started out with many huge hens that were in their spawn phase being caught and these were all trophy fish. The action has continually picked up on both the American and Canadian sides of the river. The season has progressed and with May we have had some awesome action with many limits of Walleye caught on our trips and now the river is full of the best size of eater Walleye that you could want. If you haven’t got your piece of this spring Walleye rush now is the time as this action will not last. We will be running our Walleye trips through the end of May.

We also have both of our big boats in the water and have been out fishing for the early season Bass on the Michigan side of Lake St. Clair. The Bass action has been off or I should say “ON the hook”. We have been averaging between 4 to 6 dozen Bass caught every trip out. We have had many Bass between the 2 to 3 pound mark and have also had many over the 4 pound mark! These trips are great for people whom love that ultra-light tackle to fight fish in a hand to lip battle. It is also great for kids that love the constant action and the Bass are a great fight for everyone!

Muskie season is just around the corner and we look forward to chasing these monster predators of the lake all summer and fall.

Give us a call to set up your trips and get in on the action!

Tight Lines,
Capt. Kevin Backus

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Walleye Season Is Upon Us!

Don’t miss out on the best Walleye fishing in the country! The Walleye Run only comes once a year and lasts until the end of May.

We wanted to let everyone know that our 2015 Fishing Season is officially under way! We have launched our river boat “River Raider”, which is down at Kean’s Marina on the Detroit River and ready for the spring Walleye run that is underway right now!

Spring has finally sprung and The Spring Walleye run has finally begun as they are loaded in the Detroit River system, with over 6 million of these Walleye running the river for their spring spawning, it is the best Walleye fishing in the country! The big hens are being caught often at this time and the numbers of Walleye caught are increasing daily. Limit catches of Walleye are most common on our charters but we always let those monster hens go to lay their eggs and keep this great fishery going!

Captain Keith has already been checking out some of our hot spots and looks like he is on top of his game as usual by the looks of this monster hen! He is excited to get you out fishing this Walleye season and teach you some of his skills at slaying the fish.

We have extended our Walleye trips to 5 hours for up to 4 people to increase your fun and catches. We have all new Ultralight Rods and Reels by Shimano, so you will feel everything and get the best fight out of these Walleye!

The Walleye madness only happens once a year and lasts until the end of May so the time is limited but the action is hot and heavy at times. The peak of this Walleye season will be upon us in no time at all. Don’t miss out on the best Walleye fishing in the country. Call us to reserve your charters and get in on the action!

Tight Lines,
Capt. Kevin Backus

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

We at Mr. Muskie Charters would like to thank all of our customers for making the 2014 fishing season a great year and a huge success. We greatly appreciate your business and look forward to fishing with you again soon. We are currently booking charters for the 2015 season and would like to give all our customers first dibs on available dates for the upcoming season. If you book before the shows you can still receive 2014 prices as well as pre-show discounts.

We will be doing 3 shows this season

Ultimate Fishing Show: Jan. 8th thru the 11th – Suburban Collection Showplace Novi, MI.

Outdoorama: Feb. 26th thru March 1st - Suburban Collection Showplace Novi, MI.

Ultimate Sport Show: March 19th thru March 22nd – Devos Place Grand Rapids, MI.

Let us know if you plan on visiting us at the shows to book your trips for next year and we will arrange to get you tickets for the show.

The 2014 Season’s standings are as follows:

We boated over 1000 Muskies and averaged 7 fish per trip throughout the season.
We had 19 fish over the 30 pound mark and our seasons largest was a Monster just under 40 pounds that was 54 inches long. It was the 2nd largest Muskie boated in our history!
We had over 50 fish that qualified for Master Angler Awards.
Our Bass and Bass/ Muskie Combo trips were a huge success with lots of fish caught!
Our Sturgeon Charters were a huge success with great results! We boated 86 Sturgeon during September and October. We boated 44 Sturgeon that measured 60 inches or larger! The largest was just under 70 inches with a 33 inch girth and estimated weight by the DNR was over 110 pounds!

This season the Bass fishing was exceptional with days of over 100 caught. We averaged 4 dozen Bass caught per trip with numerous other species caught as well. Many of the Bass were over the 3-4 pound mark and the largest caught was 6 pounds. Muskie fishing had many days with double digits of fish caught and many double and triple header days which made for an amazing year of fishing!

Make sure to check out our website as we have added all the pictures and videos along with articles and any changes for 2015.

We at Mr. Muskie Charters would like to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Tight Lines,
Capt. Kevin Backus

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Last Call

Well we are in the final stretch of our 2014 Fishing Season and what a season it has been. September proved to be a record month for Sturgeon fishing! We were able to boat a total of 49 Sturgeon and fished for 15 nights. The size this season has been incredible with 26 fish measuring between 60 and 69 inches! A fish with incredible power and acrobatic tendencies Sturgeon will give you a battle that you will never forget. We are running both or Regular Sturgeon and the Executive Sturgeon Charters through the end of the month.

Muskie fishing has also had its good and bad days due to the Fall weather changes. We had some days with just a few fish boated as well as some days with over 10 Muskies boated. We did notice that all the Muskies are starting their Fall feeding frenzy to bulk up before winter. The upcoming weeks should produce some real Fall trophy Muskie!

We are going to run our charters through October 30th this season. We have some availability to still get people out fishing. If you want to fill a cooler with Perch or hunt down a Fall trophy Muskie or try battling the largest prehistoric river monster the great lakes has to offer, then don’t wait, give us a call to set up your final charters for the 2014 season.

We look forward to hearing from you and getting you out this fall.

Tight Lines,
Capt. Kevin Backus