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Year Round Guided Fishing Trips

Steelhead Fishing Lake Erie

Fish Steelhead Alley (October & Dec 1 -15)

Featured by the Detroit Free Press, Fish With Jim Outfitters organizes expertly guided fishing trips in Steelhead Alley both on Lake Erie and its Tributaries.  To be successful in Steelhead Alley you can never have enough tools!  We provide you the equipment and knowledge to put you on the fish from the time they roam the Lake Erie shoreline to when they make their annual spawning run up the Tributaries.

Torch Lake Atlantic Salmon

Fish Northern Michigan's Inland Lakes and Grand Traverse Bay

Come experience the variety of fishing opportunities that Northern Michigan has to offer.  Fish With Jim Outfitters provides quality fishing trips for Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Whitefish, Cisco, Altantic Salmon, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Perch and Walleye.  Fish With Jim Outfitters fishes many of the inland lakes, and the Lake Michigan near shore from Petoskey to Traverse City with a primary focus on Torch Lake, Mullett Lake and Grand Traverse Bay.

Jordan River Fishing Guide

River Fish Northern Michigan

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, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout during their respective runs on the Bear River, Boyne River, Jordan River, Elk River and Boardman River.

Ice Fish Northern Michigan

Ice fish Northern Michigan's inland lakes and Grand Traverse Bay.  We provide safe transportation in our amphibious heated cabin Argo 8X8, all the gear, including one of our portable shanties, rods, reels, lures, bait, fish finder, heat and the knowledge to put the fish on the ice.  We fish a wide range of lakes that have a large spectrum of fish to catch including Perch, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Splake, Atlantic Salmon, Whitefish, Cisco, Burbot and more.  Fish With Jim Outfitters frequently ice fishes many lakes from Traverse City to Petoskey with a primary focus on Higgins Lake, Lake Skegmog, Thumb Lake, Torch Lake and Grand Traverse Bay.


Fishing Trips

Steelhead FishingFish With Jim Outfitters has spent the time and done the research for you on the most productive rivers and inland lakes in Northern Michigan, Northern Ohio and Pennsylvania. 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 uses a different approach than most guides, 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 tricks to enticing fish to bite and can guarantee 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.



What We Catch!

Grand Traverse Bay Cisco
Torch Lake Burbot
Grand Traverse Bay Whitefish
Elk Rapids Brown Trout
Torch Lake Atlantic Salmon
Torch Lake Lake Trout
Conneaut Creek Steelhead
Northern Michigan King Salmon

Atlantic Salmon

Brown Trout

King Salmon


Lake Trout




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

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