Crossing the Canadian Border
After kayaking in New York, we decided to head to Michigan through Canada to take the Tour international. We prepared out passports and did some sightseeing on the American side of Niagara Falls before heading over the border. After four hours in Canada, we crossed the border and it wasn’t long before we pulled into our hotel at Lake St. Clair.
We woke up early and did a quick live radio segment with The Horn from Texas. We then got out of bed and headed to the last day of the FLW Tour event on Lake St. Clair. We met up with Ben Nowak there and spent some time walking around the tour event before heading out on the water.
Hitting the water on Lake St. Clair
Ben fishes at Lake St. Clair a few times a year so we felt confident that it was just a matter of time before we found the fish. I decided to switch things up and give alex tour host duties for the day as a cameraman appreciation day and he couldn’t have been more excited as we started fishing!
“I decided to switch things up and give Alex tour host duties for a cameraman appreciation day and he couldn’t have been more excited as we started fishing!”
It wasn’t long before Ben hooked into a nice fish, but it ended up being a slime rocket, otherwise known as a Pike. However that was the first of the Tour so we were excited to add another species to the list!
After the Pike, Ben set the hook again and reeled up a small Walleye. There are a plethora of species at Lake St. Clair!
“After the Pike, Ben set the hook again and reeled up a small Walleye.”
Finding the Lake St. Clair Smallmouth!
After that, we continued down some contour lines and Alex and Ben both got excited as the graph lit up! It wasn’t long before Alex reared back and hooked into a solid smallmouth!
After releasing Alex’s smallie, Ben ripped up his dropshot and hooked into a thick Smallmouth! After a good fight full of screaming drag and aerial acrobatics, we were able to land it!
“After releasing Alex’s smallie, Ben ripped up his dropshot and hooked into a thick Smallmouth!”
After that action, the fishing then slowed down but every so often Ben would hook into a fish but he kept on catching different species, seven in total! Perch, Largemouth, Smallmouth, Pike, Rock Bass, Walleye, and freshwater Drum.
We moved to one different spot after the fishing really slowed down. We decided to end the day fishing a shallow rock bed that Ben had caught them on in the past.
Wrapping up Fishing Lake St. Clair!
We ended up pulling three solid smallies off the rock bed during the “Golden Hour”. As the sun set, the views on Lake St. Clair were breathtaking!
“As the sun set, the views on Lake St. Clair were breathtaking!”
We took our time heading back to the marina before getting destroyed by mosquitos as we tried to get our final footage for the night. With the help of some bug spray, we were able to take our time and take in the beauty of the sunset one last time!
It was a great day of fishing and we are very thankful for Ben Nowak taking the time out of his busy schedule to host us on the famed Lake St. Clair!
I think it’s safe to say Alex thoroughly enjoyed his day fishing on Lake St. Clair with Ben.