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Year Round Guided Fishing Trips Starting at $189
Grand Traverse Bay Fishing

Fish Grand Traverse Bay

Come fish out of Elk Rapids with Fish With Jim Outfitters.  This port has several attributes that attract big numbers of big fish.  The Elk River is the outlet for the Chain of Lakes and provides a great spawning area for salmon, steelhead, brown trout and more.  Within two miles of Elk Rapids, Grand Traverse Bay reaches depths of up to 600 feet and has two distinct shelfs that holds great numbers of Lake Trout, Whitefish and Cisco.

Torch Lake Atlantic Salmon

Fish Northern Michigan's Inland Lakes

Come catch some of North America's most prized freshwater game fish including; Lake Trout, Atlantic Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Whitefish, Cisco and more in the diverse waters of Northern Michigan's inland lakes.  Fish With Jim Outfitters frequently fishes many lakes from Traverse City to Petoskey with a primary focus on Torch Lake and Antrim County's Chain O' Lakes, Mullet Lake and Walloon Lake.

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.

Torch Lake Ice Fishing

Ice Fish Northern Michigan

Come catch some of Northern Michigan's most prized freshwater fish through the ice including; Lake Trout, Atlantic Salmon, Northern Pike, Whitefish, Cisco, Burbot and more in Northern Michigan's inland lakes and Grand Traverse Bay.  Fish With Jim Outfitters frequently ice fishes many lakes from Traverse City to Petoskey with a primary focus on Torch Lake and Antrim County's Chain O' Lakes and Grand Traverse Bay.

Steelhead Fishing Lake Erie

Fish Steelhead Alley (October)

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 have 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.


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




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

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