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Booking Your Trip


To expedite booking your trip we are asking you to fill out our forms that are on each of the fishing trip detail pages.  Please indicate what dates you are interested in along with all your contact information. We will be answering phone calls/emails in the order they were received after we are off the water in the evenings 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 to 248-252-1277.


Year Round Guided Fishing Trips

Torch Lake GuideFish With Jim Outfitters offers quality open water fishing trips on Grand Traverse Bay, Torch Lake, Elk Lake, Lake Huron at Detour and Drummond Island, Jordan River, Upper Manistee River and Sturgeon River.  Fish With Jim Outfitters also offers quality ice fishing trips on Lake Charlevoix, Thumb Lake, Bear Lake, Lake Skegemog, Elk Lake and Torch Lake.


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!


Jim is a friendly, enthusiastic guide who has served thousands 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.


Northern Michigan Fishing Trips

Torch Lake Guided Fishing Trips, Elk Lake Guided Fishing Trips  (March 15 - Nov 15)

There is always a quality fish biting 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.

River Fishing Guided Float Trips (September, Nov 15 - Dec 20 & April - Mid-May)

Fish With Jim Outfitters offers quality river fishing trips in Northwest Lower Michigan on the Jordan River, Upper Manistee River and Sturgeon River.  We offer trips from our rafts for Salmon, Steelhead, Walleye and Brown Trout with center pin and traditional spinning gear.  Come enjoy a day out on the river without the crowds!

Drummond Island Guided Fishing Trips (Last Two Weeks of June)

Enjoy a day out on Lake Huron and in the DeTour Passage between Drummond Island and DeTour with Fish With Jim Outfitters for Atlantic Salmon, King Salmon, Steelhead and Lake Trout.  Our main draw to the area is the Atlantic Salmon!  They are known to be a great fighting fish and a great eating fish that averages 7lbs and the Drummond Island area is one of the hottest places in the Great Lakes to target them.  It is not uncommon to catch a mixed bag of King Salmon, Steelhead and Lake Trout while targeting Atlantic Salmon in this area.  Trips are offered the last two weeks of June.

Elk Lake Guide

Northern Michigan Ice Fishing Trips (Jan - March 15)

Ice Fishing is a passion of Fish With Jim Outfitters!  We fish several lakes in the area based on ice conditions and how the fishing is including Lake Charlevoix, Bear Lake, Thumb Lake, Lake Skegemog, Elk Lake and Torch Lake.  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.

Destination Fishing Trips

Lake Charlevoi Ice Fishing Guide
Drummond Island Fishing Guide
Jordan RIver Fishing Guide

Grand Traverse Bay Guided Fishing Trips (August 15 - September 20)

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.

Elk Lake Guide
Torch Lake Fishing Guide
Torch Lake Fishing


What We Catch!

Torch Lake Charter Fishing

Brown Trout

Grand Traverse Bay Charter Fishing
Elk Lake Fishing Guide
Grand Traverse Bay Guide
Grand Traverse Bay Fishing Guide

King Salmon

Coho Salmon


Elk Rapids Fishing Guide

Lake Trout


Drummond Island Fishing Guide

Atlantic Salmon


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

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