Lake St. Clair, Michigan Fishing

Lake St. Clair Fishing Information

Location and Information: Lake St. Clair is one of the most popular fishing lakes not only in Michigan and nearby Ontario, but in all of North America. It is classified as part of the Great Lakes system, connecting both Lake Erie and Lake Huron via the St. Clair River and the Detroit River.

Lake St. Clair has an impressive surface area of 430 square miles, making it one of the larger lakes in the country. The lake has a maximum depth of 27 feet with an average depth of 11 feet.

It is located near the cities of Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Popular Fishing Species List

Lake Sturgeon: First Sat. in February to the following Wednesday or until your limit is caught. There is no size limit.

Trout: State Limits Apply

Walleye: Excellent fishing opportunities — 15” minimum- 5 per angler

Northern Pike: 24” minimum- 2 per angler

Smallmouth Bass: Outstanding quality and quantity

Muskie: Great fishing opportunities

Yellow Perch: One of the most popular species on the lake

Bluegill: State Limits Apply

Rock Bass: State Limits Apply

Lake St. Clair Fishing Videos

In the video below, you will find a sample of the quality smallmouth bass fishing you might be able to find on this lake.

Marinas and Restaurants on this lake

Marina Name: Miller Marina

Address: 24770 Jefferson Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080

Phone: (586) 771-9000

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Premier Angler aims to provide general information about some of the top fishing destinations across the country. To ensure up-to-date accuracy, make sure to check with your state’s natural resources department and your local marinas before hitting the water.