Northern Michigan Salmon, Steelhead & Trout
Fish With Jim Outfitters offers quality river fishing trips in Northwest Lower Michigan. We offer trips from our river boat in the Jordan River or on foot on the Boyne River for Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout and Brown Trout.
Jordan River Float Trips
Come float the beautiful Jordan River with Fish With Jim Outfitters out of our 13’ Smithfly Big Shoals Raft. We offer several half day and full day options from Graves Crossing to Lake Charlevoix using float fishing and conventional fishing methods. We have trip options for novice anglers to advanced anglers with good success rates.
The Jordan River is 25 miles long in the northwestern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. The Jordan's headwaters rise from springs in the upper Jordan River Valley northeast of Mancelona and flows into Lake Charlevoix at East Jordan. The Jordan is the largest tributary of Lake Charlevoix and was the first river to be designated in Michigan's Natural Rivers Program.
Salmon and Steelhead Fishing
Fishing the Jordan River can be a challenging game with high rewards. The wild river is full of amazing holes that are extremely hard to access without a boat. Beginning in late August the Jordan River has its first run of migratory fish with the return of the King Salmon. The King run will typically lasts through September followed by a decent run on Coho Salmon that typically begins mid October. Following the Coho run, typically around November 15, decent numbers of Steelhead enter the river to feed on the eggs of the spawning salmon. The fall steelhead run on the Jordan River normally peaks around Christmas. It is common to catch resident trophy brown trout when fishing the Jordan River during the Fall Salmon and Steelhead season.
During the heart of winter Fish With Jim Outfitters takes a break from the river fishing and offers quality ice fishing trips. As soon as the ice becomes unsafe, typically around the end of March, we are right back to the river to offer spring steelhead fishing trips until the last Saturday in April when the trout season opens.
Brown Trout Fishing
The highlight of our spring river season is targeting the resident Trophy Brown Trout. From the Trout Opener (Last Saturday in April) to Memorial Day we offer conventional fishing for Trophy Brown Trout.
Booking a float trip for salmon and steelhead on the Jordan River with Fish With Jim Outfitters ensures that you will be on the right area of the river and using the right fish catching technique to have a successful day.
Walk and Wade The Boyne River for Salmon and Steelhead
Fish With Jim Outfitters offers walk and wade fishing trips during the week on the Boyne River for Salmon and Steelhead.
Boyne River is Lake Charlevoix's second-largest tributary, after the Jordan River. The Boyne River has great runs of migratory salmon and steelhead fishing opportunities below the Dam and along the 5.6 miles downstream to Boyne City where it empties into Lake Charlevoix.
Beginning in late August the Boyne River has its first run of migratory fish with the return of the King Salmon. The King run will typically lasts through September followed by a decent run on Coho Salmon that typically begins mid October. Following the Coho run, typically around November 15, decent numbers of Steelhead enter the river to feed on the eggs of the spawning salmon. The fall steelhead run on the Boyne River normally peaks around Christmas.
We provide high quality Custom Rods matched with Kingpin Center Pin reels and high quality spinning reels for float fishing. We provide all the necessary tackle and bait for a quality day on the river. At this time we do not offer any fly fishing options. Waders are required for your outing and are not provided.
Booking a walk and wade trip for salmon and steelhead with Fish With Jim Outfitters ensures that you will be on the right river and using the right fish catching technique to have a successful day.
Weekday Walk and Wade
$299 - Up to 2 Fisherman for 4 Hours
$399 - Up to 2 Fisherman for 7 Hours
Jordan River Float Trip
$249 - 1 Fisherman for 4 Hours
$349 - 1 Fisherman for 7 Hours
add $150 for the second angler
Call 248-252-1277 for details.
Time: September - April
License: Purchase a Michigan Fishing License for $10 daily. Click Here
What To Bring: We recommend you bring the following items to make your trip as enjoyable as possible; Food and Drinks (no alcoholic beverages are allowed on walk and wade trips). We fish in a variety of conditions so please dress in layers.
Gratuity: Please remember your guide at the end of the day. A normal tip is 15% of the total value of your trip.
Places To Stay: There are many quality places to stay in the East Jordan/ Boyne City area. Please contact us and we can assist you in finding a place to stay.
Float Trip Options
Half Day Float Trip Options
Graves Crossing to Old State Rd
Old State Rd to Webster Bridge Rd
Webster Bridge Rd to Rogers Rd
Rogers Rd to Lake Charlevoix (Sportsman’s Park in East Jordan)
Full Day Float Trip Options
Graves Crossing to Webster Bridge Rd
Webster Bridge Rd to Lake Charlevoix (Sportsman’s Park in East Jordan)
We provide you with quality river fishing equipment. We provide KingPin Center Pins on custom rods and high end spinning reels on custom rods. All bait and tackle is included in our trips.
Fish With Jim Outfitters, LLC. - 5314 Kregulka Rd. - Mancelona, MI 49659
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