Captain Jim has been running trips and making people happy since 1998. He has an extensive amount of knowledge and love for fishing, and has consistently had successful days fishing. He is happy to teach people how to fish, and loves seeing their faces when they catch their first one! You'll be given his full attention on the trip. Tournament wins include Walleye Central in 2009 2nd place and Walleye Central 2010 in 1st place. He has a team working with him, all who have years of experience and are ready to show you a great time!
Captain Jim offers top-quality open-water fishing charters on Lake Michigan, as well as many of the smaller lake and rivers here in this beautiful state! He specializes in trolling for Salmon, Trout, Steelhead and other members of the Salmonid family, and when you book with him, you'll be in the best possible position to take home a trophy fish! Whether you're a beginner or an old hand, Captain Jim will ensure that you have a memorable and extremely fun fishing trip. He's great with kids and will make sure that even the smallest member of your party gets a chance to hook a fish! On board his 24' Qwest pontoon boat, you'll be able to relax in comfort until a fish hits the hook. Then, get ready for some rod-bending action! Salmon are hard-fighting fish, so you'll have to bring your muscles when you come on this charter! Jim is a friendly, enthusiastic guide who has served thousands of happy anglers 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. Get out there and get hookin'! Read More
Can’t wait for the dog days of summer to start hauling in fish? Switch it up and join Captain Jim on an ice fishing expedition! Out on one of many Michigan inland lakes, you will be dropping lines through holes in the ice and waiting for a bite. Your prey might include, Trout, Pike, Perch, Burbot, or Walleye. These fish are less active in the cold winter months, but still just as tasty! Captain Jim will clean and bag your catch for you, which is lucky because these freshwater species are delicious! This trip can accommodate big groups, making this fun for family and friends. Make sure everyone on your trip is bundled up tight though—you don’t want to catch a chill. Captain Jim will set up an shelter to keep you warm, but it is still important to have warm socks and several layers of thick clothing. Other than warm clothes, you don’t have to bring anything! Captain Jim will provide all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle needed to bring up a big one. Feel free to bring some snacks and drinks though, so you don’t get hungry on the half-day trip. If you’ve never been ice fishing before, this trip is an incredible opportunity to learn a fun winter sport! Read More
It was a great trip Captain Jim really knew what he was doing. We limited out in about 3 hours.
Excellent time ice fishing and great crew. Jim had everything setup and set us up for success immediately upon arrival. Will definitely be coming back next year
We had a blast! Everything was explained and the heater was kept running! The guys were great with the kids! Great experience that we will remember the rest of our lives! Thanks fellas!
Never salmon fished off a pontoon before,wonderful experience!Jim and Chase (first mate) were fun to fish with and knowledgeable.We will be back!Ice fishing charters too!
Our first chartered fishing trip and it was amazing! My 15 year old daughter loves to fish and we had a great experience. She caught two lake trout and the largest was 6lbs and 25 1/2 inches long, her biggest fish yet. Would highly recommend them!!!
We had a wonderful experience with Jim fiahing on torch lake! Ended up bringing home a couple of Atlantic Salmon and are excited to cook them up! Jim was extremely knowledgeable, well prepared, willing to educate us - and frankly, hilarious! We had a blast just hanging on the boat even during the slower moments of the charter! Would highly recommend! …
Brown Trout, Burbot, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Perch, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Walleye
Artificial Lure Fishing, Ice Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling
Isle of Pines Drive, Elk Rapids, MI 49629, United States | Bodies of water fished: Lake Charlevoix, Thumb Lake, Bear Lake, Lake Skegemog, Torch Lake, Elk Lake