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Year Round Guided Fishing Trips

Elk Rapids Salmon FishingFish With Jim Outfitters offers quality fishing trips for small groups on Grand Traverse Bay, Northern Michigan's Inland Lakes and Streams and Drummond Island. As a professional guide service we know how important your time is and how a great experience on the water can give you a much needed release from your daily grind. Fish With Jim Outfitters will give you the tools and knowledge to be in the top 10% of anglers that catch 90% of the fish!


Fish With Jim Outfitters is a hands-on mobile guide service, giving you simple and easy instructions from detecting the bite, to setting the hook, to reading the water - resulting in “Fish On!” Our guides have spent countless hours learning where to be on the day of your trip and the tricks to enticing fish to bite, guaranteeing your best shot at having a successful day!


Jim is a friendly, enthusiastic guide who has served hundreds of happy fisher-people since 1998. Jim's fishing knowledge and love for the sport has consistently resulted in a successful day of fishing. Jim enjoys helping others catch fish as well as sharing the secrets that have given him a competitive edge over the competition. Your fishing party will be given Jim's personal attention and best effort to ensure a successful and enjoyable guided fishing experience.


Fishing Trips

Fish Northern Michigan's Inland Lakes and Grand Traverse Bay

Fish With Jim Outfitters is on the hot bite during the open water season in Northern Michigan.  There is always a quality fish biting in Northern Michigan, we catch a mixed bag of Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Whitefish, Cisco, Altantic Salmon, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Perch and Walleye during our outings.  Fish With Jim Outfitters fishes many of the inland lakes from Petoskey to Traverse City and Grand Traverse Bay.

River Fish Northern Michigan (Sept - April)

Come on the trip of a lifetime with Fish With Jim Outfitters to Northern Michigan for your shot at a wide range of Migratory Salmon and resident Trout on some of the states most pristine rivers.  Catch King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout during their respective runs on the Bear River, Boyne River, Jordan River, Elk River, Torch River, Clam River and Boardman River.

Drummond Island Atlantic Salmon (Last Week of June - First Week of July)

Enjoy a day out on Lake Huron at the mouth of the St. Mary's River with Fish With Jim Outfitters for Atlantic Salmon.  Atlantic Salmon are known to be a great fighting fish and a great eating fish that averages 7lbs.  It is not uncommon to catch a mixed bag of King Salmon, Steelhead and Lake Trout while targeting Atlantic Salmon in this area.  Trips are offered the last week of June through the first week of July in 2019.

Jordan River Fishing Guide
Drummond Island Fishing Guide
Torch Lake Fishing

Ice Fish Northern Michigan (Jan - March 15)

Fish With Jim Outfitters offers Ice Fishing Trips on the most productive Inland Lakes that Northern Michigan has to offer.  Our mobile guide service will give your group the best possible fishing trip by being on the best bite and the best ice conditions.  Come catch some of Northern Michigan's game fish through the ice including; Lake Trout, Splake, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Perch, Burbot, Whitefish, Cisco and more in Northern Michigan's inland lakes.

Destination Fishing Trips

Northern Michigan Ice Fishing Guide
Torch Lake Burbot


Burt Lake Walleye Fishing

What We Catch!

Grand Traverse Bay Cisco


Grand Traverse Bay Whitefish
Torch Lake Atlantic Salmon
Torch Lake Lake Trout

Atlantic Salmon

Lake Trout



Elk Rapids Brown Trout

Brown Trout



King Salmon

Coho Salmon

Fish With Jim Outfitters, LLC. - 5314 Kregulka Rd. - Mancelona, MI 49659

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