Dearborn fishing guide takes anglers to where the fish are

Photo by Daniel Gretzner
Scott Taylor of Dearborn displays one of many, a small mouth bass, during an outing on Lake St. Clair.

It often has been said by a number of anglers, both past and present, that “10 percent of the fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish.” According to most of the outdoor enthusiasts I have encountered, there is a lot of truth in that statement about reaping a bounty of fish.

Over the past few years, fishing guides have been springing up in most of Michigan’s waterways, especially in the Great Lakes. One such fellow is Scott Taylor, born and raised in the geater Dearborn/Downriver area. He is a past graduate of Dearborn High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Taylor runs Taylor Made Charters LLC. His No. 1 focus is on bass fishing and his adventures are all about, in his own words, “I go fishing where the fish are.”

Taylor has a motto that makes sense and sounds positive enough.

“I like it best whenever it can be said, making memories one trip at a time,” he said.

He has a passion for the water and was born to fish, so it seems.

The local guide leads the way and is dedicated to making the sport of fishing affordable and accessable. He has 17 years experience in operating a vessel and the fishing prowess to go with it. His rig is a top quality Legend Boat fully equipped with rods, reels and tackle aboard.

It doesn’t matter if you are a rookie, basic or advanced angler, most guides can put you in or near where the fish are.

Now that summertime has arrived, more than ever, plenty of local families and children like to go fishing. Fun and enjoyment should be the rule of the day when spending a day on the water. That’s with a guide, or no guide.

For those interested in a future booking, contact Taylor Charters at 313-718-6364 or

Local fishing has been good for walleye, smallmouth and largemouth bass and perch in and around the Trenton channel of the Detroit River, including Sugar Island near Grosse Ile.

Whatever you do this week of July 4, “Focus on Sports” and Bewick Publications wants you to remember that safety has no quitting time.