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Welcome to
Fish With Jim Outfitters!

Book your spot today and set off on a quality fishing adventure.

To expedite booking your trip click the book now button below. Please indicate what dates you are interested in along with all your contact information. We'll answer phone calls and emails in the order they were received after we finish our work and on our days off.  Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to fishing with you this season! You can also text us at 248-252-1277.

Our Fishing Destinations

Fish With Jim Outfitters provides high-quality fishing trips in various locations such as Grand Traverse Bay, Torch Lake, Elk Lake, Lake Huron at Detour and Drummond Island and the Upper Manistee River.  Fish With Jim Outfitters provides high-quality ice fishing excursions on many of the inland lakes in our area. 

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Torch and Elk Lake Fishing Trips

March-November

Experience the thrill of reeling in quality fish in Northern Michigan! Come fish Torch Lake and Elk Lake, two of Northern Michigan's premier lakes. We catch a mixed bag of Lake Trout, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Atlantic Salmon and Perch during our outings.

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Grand Traverse Bay Fishing Trips

August - September

If you are looking for bigger fish, Grand Traverse Bay has some fantastic fishing opportunities starting in mid-August. It's time to indulge in some fresh and delicious Salmon and Lake Trout! In August and September, we utilize trolling techniques to target King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, and Cisco with our 24' Angler Qwest.

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Drummond Island Fishing Trips

Last Two Weeks of June

Go fishing with Fish With Jim Outfitters on Lake Huron and at the DeTour Passage. Catch Atlantic Salmon, King Salmon, Steelhead, and Lake Trout.  Drummond Island, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is a top spot for targeting a great fighting and delicious Atlantic Salmon. They are known to average 7lbs in weight. You can often catch a mix of King Salmon, Steelhead, and Lake Trout when targeting Atlantic Salmon in this area. Trips are offered the last two weeks of June.

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Upper Manistee River Fishing Trip

April - Mid-May

Come fish the Upper Manistee River with Fish With Jim Outfitters out of our 17’ Polar Kraft Jet Sled. We offer full day options from Sharon Bridge to 131 using conventional tackle for Brown Trout, Walleye and Pike. 

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River Mouth Salmon Fishing Trips

September 15-30

Come and fish the river mouths in our 17’ Polarkraft Jet Sled for King Salmon. Experience the thrill of catching the hardest-fighting fish in the Great Lakes before they head up the river. We use casting plugs, jigging, and float-fishing techniques to target these staging fish.

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Northern Michigan Ice Fishing Trips

Jan - March 15

Ice Fishing is a beloved activity of Fish With Jim Outfitters! We fish in different lakes in the area depending on the ice conditions and the fishing, including Lake Charlevoix, Bear Lake, Thumb Lake, Lake Skegemog, Elk Lake, Torch Lake and more. Come catch some of Northern Michigan's quality fish through the ice, including: Lake Trout, Splake, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Perch, Burbot, Cisco and more.

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Why Choose Fish With Jim Outfitters?

At Fish With Jim Outfitters, we're passionate about providing the finest fishing experience. Our expert guides have years of experience and will take you to the best fishing spots in Northern Michigan. We're dedicated to ensuring you have a unique adventure and make memories that last a lifetime.

Captain Jim is a friendly, enthusiastic guide who has served thousands of happy fisher-people since 1998. Captain Jim's fishing knowledge and love for the sport has consistently resulted in a successful day of fishing. Captain Jim derives great pleasure from assisting others in their pursuit of successfully catching fish, while generously revealing the exclusive techniques that have granted him a significant advantage over his rivals. Captain Jim will personally ensure that your fishing party has an excellent and enjoyable guided fishing experience with his best effort.

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