I'm a full-time professional guide for over 25 years! My guide business is called Doug Samsal fishing formally Manistee River Charter. I move throughout the year and guide different locations. Spending my summers guiding Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River and the Detroit River. Targeting Muskie, smallmouth bass, walleye and sturgeon. In the fall I spend much of my time on the Manistee River guiding for salmon and steelhead near Manistee Michigan. In recent years we've been leaving the harsh Michigan winters and guiding in Florida near Orlando for largemouth bass.
I have been featured on many television shows throughout the years, such as In fisherman , Mark Romanac Fishing 411 Michigan out-of-doors. I have been featured in many newspaper articles including Bass Masters magazine.I am on Bass Pro Shops Pro Staff doing many seminars in the winter months. I also have the prestigious honor of being endorsed by some of the best in the business including Kevin VanDam elite series pro.
My son Garrett Samsal seems to be following in my footsteps, his business is called Garrett Samsal St Clair Fishing. In the summers we have a great time bonding and fishing many bass tournaments on Lake St. Clair. By picking either one of us as your guide you can be assured of a professional top-notch experience!