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Grand Traverse Bay Fishing Trips

Grand Traverse Bay has one of the best deep water fisheries around. We target the highlights of the Bay's fishery that include King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout and Cisco.




24' Angler Qwest

$510 - Up to 3 Fisherman for 4 hours

Add $110 for each additional fisherman up to 6

Add $200 for an additional 3 hours


August 15 - September 15


Grand Traverse Bay is a bay in Lake Michigan created by the Leelanau Peninsula in the northwestern part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The bay is 32 miles long, 10 miles wide, and up to 620 feet deep in spots. It is divided into two arms, East Bay and West Bay, by the Old Mission Peninsula.


If you are looking for bigger fish, Grand Traverse Bay has some fantastic fishing opportunities starting in mid-August. It's time for Salmon and Lake Trout! We target King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout and Cisco with trolling techniques with our 24' Angler Qwest in August and September. Enjoy a calm fishing experience in the Great Lakes without getting seasick.

Trip Details

Meeting Locations: We meet our groups in two locations during our time in Grand Travers Bay.

Elk Rapids Marina 300 Isle of Pines Dr - Elk Rapids, MI 49629

Old Mission Peninsula DNR Boat Ramp - 8426 Center Rd - Traverse City, MI 49686

License: Purchase a Michigan Fishing License for $10 daily. Click Here

Tackle: All tackle is provided at no extra cost.

Keeping Fish: Anglers are permitted to keep the fish they catch during their fishing trips with Fish With Jim Outfitters. Size limits and possession limits are set by the MDNR.

Fish Cleaning: Fish With Jim Outfitters offers fish cleaning to our customers for a fee of $2 per fish. We provide bags for your catch.

What To Bring: To have a great trip, bring the following items: bottled water or soft drinks, a rain jacket, polarized sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, camera, and a cooler for your catch. We fish in a variety of conditions, so please dress in layers.

Gratuity: Please remember your crew at the conclusion of the tour. A normal tip is 15% of the total value of your trip.

Places To Stay: There are many quality places to stay in the Traverse City Area. Please contact us, and we can assist you in finding a place to stay.

Terms of Service

Booking - Check the availability of a date by calling 248-252-1277 or fill our the form to below.  We will be in touch with you within 48 hours to arrange your date.


Deposit - Make a deposit of $150 per day by Credit Card (by phone) or by Check. Deposits are nonrefundable but, can be carried to a new date if the circumstances are within our cancellation policy.


Meeting Place - Fish With Jim Outfitters will contact you prior to your trip to discuss weather, lake & stream conditions and a meeting place.


Cancellations - If you must cancel your trip with Fish With Jim Outfitters, a 3 week notice is required.  Trips purchased from an outside vendor may be canceled but, a $75 re-booking fee will apply when choosing a new date.


Weather - Fish With Jim Outfitters will inform if your scheduled date needs to be rescheduled due to weather.

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