Captain Don Miller, licensed charter captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Merchant Marine

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Charter Captain Don Miller, of Miller’s Motor City Muskies, has been featured on numerous outdoor television and radio shows, and has high marks from the outdoor writers from around the country who have visited the lake and personally enjoyed his expertise on his charter. His career on Lake St. Clair spans over 30 years, during which time he has successfully boated over 7,000 muskies. Enthusiastic anglers from 33 different states across the nation, and from 14 different countries globally, have come to Lake St. Clair to fish with Captain Miller to catch their trophy muskie and join the Motor City Muskies family. He has also given seminars and written many articles about his experiences, published in such magazines as Musky Hunter, and Fur, Fins, and Feathers. Click here for his bio.

Credits, published articles, and interviews with Captain Don Miller

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World-class Woodcarver

Don’s life-sized, decorative carved wooden ducks are designed to be trophies for any mantel or desk. Each duck is hand-carved from basswood, tupelo, or sugar pine wood, with detailed feathering and realistic painting. Don attempts to capture not only the actual colors and poses of each waterfowl species, but also the personalities and expressions that make you think they are alive. No two are alike. His honors include Best of Show in the Professional Division, 24 blue ribbons, 20 red, and 4 third place, as well as several “People’s Choice” awards. Samples of his work, commission pricing, and the numerous ribbons and awards his carvings have won, may be found at

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The Muskie Hunter

Welcome aboard the "Muskie Hunter," a comfortable and spotlessly clean Baha 299 Sportfisherman. This beautiful boat features a walk-down cabin with full facilities and plenty of room on deck for when things get a little crazy on our muskie fishing charters. The Muskie Hunter is equipped with state-of-the-art electronics and topnotch gear. Everything necessary for fishing is provided, and it is all first class--from the vast lure selection, right down to the custom rods specifically designed for the various trolling presentations.

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Lake St. Clair

Lake St. Clair is undoubtedly the world's most productive muskie fishery. The naturally reproducing Great Lakes strain of muskie grow fast, big, and MEAN. The Michigan DNR and Ontario MNR are managing Lake St. Clair as a Trophy Fishery with a minimum size limit of 44 inches. Catch and Release is widely practiced and the catch rate and size is getting more spectacular each year.

Multiple fish days happen frequently, and many muskies over thirty pounds are caught every year. Book your muskie fishing charters with Captain Don, and see why muskie charters with him on Lake St. Clair are so popular.

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Catch and Release

Don is an avid proponent of “catch and release” for all muskies. This practice has helped Lake St. Clair gain recognition as the premier muskie fishery in North America. All muskies boated on Miller's Motor City Muskies charters, regardless of size, are Catch-and-Release.

Captain Miller’s Articles and Press Releases

2015 Stats


Muskies caught and released


Master Angler Awards

54 " and 38 lbs

Biggest Fish caught


Turn on your speakers to hear these interviews with Captain Don about Muskie fishing.

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Captain Don with the late Fishing Hall of Famer, Homer LeBlanc
2012 Podcast of Mike Avery interviewing CaptainDon (). Part 1 Part 2

Motor City Muskie Videos

A Really Big One

Never Too Young

Kids' Play

Girls Show Us How

Biggest Fish Ever Caught

Mike Avery

Triple Play

Double Trouble


Girl's Day Out

Catch and Release

More Catch and Release