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Torch Lake and Elk Lake Fishing Trips! Fish With Jim Outfitters offers quality fishing trips on some of Northern Lower Michigan's most prized Inland Lakes.  Our guide service will give your group the best possible fishing trip by being on the best bite and the best lake conditions.  We catch a variety of species on our trips including; Atlantic Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Steelhead and Perch.


2023 Rates

24' Angler Qwest

$400 - Up to 2 Fisherman for 4 hours

add $110 for each additional fisherman up to 6

add $200 for an additional 3 hours.


Torch Lake Perch Fishing CharterMarch 15 - August 15, mid-September - November 15

Torch Lake at 19 miles long is Michigan's longest inland lake and at approximately 18,770 acres is Michigan's second largest inland lake.  Torch Lake has a maximum depth of 320 feet and an average depth of 111 feet, making it Michigan's deepest inland lake.  Torch Lake is located 17 miles North East of Traverse City.


Elk Lake is about a mile and a half wide and nine miles long, and is located near the town of Elk Rapids. It has maximum depth of 192 ft making it Michigan's second deepest after Torch Lake.


Atlantic Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout Fishing

For most of the open water season on Torch Lake and Elk Lake we troll the deep water and catch a mixed bag of quality fish including Atlantic Salmon, Brown Trout and Lake Trout.


Perch Fishing

We target Yellow Perch in from Mid-September - October with traditional perch fishing rigs baited with shrimp, wigglers, and minnows.


Burbot Fishing

We target Burbot on our most unique trip offering with jigging techniques just after ice out normally the entire month of April.  Burbot put up a fantastic fight and are a great eating fish!


Meeting Location

Aarwood DNR Boat Ramp 7620 Aarwood Trail NW - Rapid City, MI 49676


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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