On my way to Michigan and Lake St. Clair!
Almost every summer my wife and I visit family in Michigan. Now as luck would have it her sister lives just a few blocks away from the shores of Lake St. Clair. (See picture) The lake is tucked in between Lake Erie and Lake Huron. It is connected to Lake Huron by the St. Clair River to the north and Lake Erie by the Detroit River to the south.
Lake St. Clair is famous for it's Musky, Walleye, Perch and Smallmouth Bass fishing. Split down the center by a shipping channel and the invisible border that divides this fishery between the U.S.A and Canada. Except for the shipping channel it is relatively shallow and depths of more than twenty or twenty five feet are rare. There are many fishing guides that make a living on St. Clair during the prime fishing months.
Here is a link for some of the guides that are available.
About four years ago I did a internet search for a guide and have been out with him each year since. My requirements for the first outing were simple. I wanted to catch fish and I didn't want to spend a fortune doing it. I also did not want to travel to far to reach his launch station. He gave me hands on lessons about working planner boards and some of the secrets of the lake. Each trip now seems to get better and we get along real good.
Here is the link for the guide that I use and Tom has become a good friend.
Anyway, let this be fair notice, for all the thousands of you folks that wait on the edge of your seats for the weekly "Fishing Fever" blog, that next week I will be taking a break. However, my trip will, or at least I hope it will, give me some good fish tales and pictures to continue "Fishing Fever" upon my return. For anyone just now catchin' this blog you could go back and read the other 28 installments. You will find facts, fishing tales, humor and other personal insights to the crazy sickness I call "Fishing Fever"!