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Grand Traverse Bay Guided Fishing Trips!  Grand Traverse Bay is a bay of Lake Michigan formed by the Leelanau Peninsula in the northwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. 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.


2023 Rates

24' Angler Qwest

$500 - Up to 3 Fisherman for 4 hours

add $110 for each additional fisherman up to 6

add $200 for an additional 3 hours.


Grand Traverse Bay Salmon Fishing CharterAugust 15 - September 20

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.


If you are looking for bigger fish Grand Traverse Bay has some fantastic fishing opportunities starting in mid August.  It's Salmon and Lake Trout time!  We target King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout and Cisco with trolling techniques with our 24' Anger Qwest in August and September.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy a deep water fishery with a near shore feel resulting in calmer seas so everyone can enjoy the Great Lakes without sea sickness!


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


Other Trip Details

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

Tackle: All tackle is provided at no extra cost.

Keeping Fish: Anglers may keep fish on Fish With Jim Outfitters fishing outings.  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: We recommend you bring the following items to make your trip as enjoyable as possible; 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 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 Traverse City Area.  Please contact us and we can assist you in finding a place to stay.

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

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