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What are the best fishing trips in Michigan?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 trips in Michigan, and the most popular trips in the area are Michigan Bass and Trout Special guided by Zach, Manistee Salmon Slam guided by Fred, and Michigan Sportfishing Special guided by John.

Our guides in Michigan are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 614 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

What types of fishing trips are common in Michigan?

Lake fishing is the most popular in Michigan as well as river fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Michigan are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. coho salmon, 3. lake trout, 4. steelhead, and 5. brown trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Michigan are light tackle fishing, trolling, and artificial lure fishing but live bait fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much does a Michigan fishing trip cost?

in Michigan prices can range anywhere from $295 to $1,200, but the average price for a half day in Michigan is $491. The average price for a full day in Michigan is $736.

When is the best time to go fishing in Michigan?

The most popular season for fishing in Michigan is fall, and most anglers book their trips 6 days in advance.

Where can I get a Michigan fishing license and what are the bag limits in Michigan?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Michigan, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Michigan. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Michigan.



How are fishing conditions in Michigan?

Michigan Fishing Reports from Our Damn Good Guides. See more reports for Michigan.

    Fishing is starting to pick up! The perch are starting to come in but are still a little slow. The water is still a little too warm, but in the next couple weeks it should be turning out to be pretty good as long as the winds lay down!
    Hard to believe another salmon season has come and gone here on northern lake Michigan. The last 3 weeks many salmon have left the big lake and entered into the river systems to do their spawning. However that does not mean that you cannot go out on the big water and still catch 1 in 2 year olds on the days that the wind allows you to get out" Shawna Stowers 22 hours ago @Ian O’Shaughnessy can we make sure all our midwest guides have their calendar good to go with seasonality this winter :face_with_cowboy_hat: 1