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Fishing in Elk Rapids
Fishing in Elk Rapids
Fishing in Elk Rapids
trip description for Elk Rapids Ice Fishing Adventure in Elk Rapids

Can’t wait for the dog days of summer to start hauling in fish? Switch it up and join 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! 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. 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! 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

Lake Fishing Trip near Roscommon

Elk Rapids Ice Fishing Adventure

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Fishing in Traverse City
Fishing in Traverse City
Fishing in Traverse City
trip description for Traverse city smallmouth bass trip in Traverse City

If you're looking for an unforgettable smallmouth bass fishing experience, Traverse City is the place to be and Captain Owen is the guide to take you. With guided trips on Grand Traverse Bay and the surrounding inland lakes, you will experience firsthand why this area is considered one of the best. whether you're visiting in the spring, summer, or fall, there's always an opportunity to catch! We have the experience and the equipment to put you on the fish! Read More

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Traverse City Smallmouth Bass Trip

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Fishing in Big Rapids
Fishing in Big Rapids
Fishing in Big Rapids
trip description for Half Day Fishing in Big Rapids

If you're in search of an expert Michigan fishing guide for your next fishing trip, our guide service is your ultimate destination. Captain Matt is a seasoned and enthusiastic fishing guide who promises an unforgettable adventure on Michigan's stunning waters. The anticipation builds the moment you step aboard one of their well-appointed charter boats, creating an exciting atmosphere. This company takes immense pride in delivering exceptional service to anglers of all levels of expertise. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, we have you well taken care of. The knowledgeable guide will not only lead you to the fish but also generously share his treasure trove of tips and techniques to elevate your skills, making your time on the water even more fulfilling. Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip near Roscommon

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Fishing in South Boardman
Fishing in South Boardman
Fishing in South Boardman
trip description for Premier Nighttime Trout Fishing in South Boardman

If you're an angler who thinks you've done it all, go no further. This nighttime mousing trip with Casey is a truly exceptional fly-fishing experience that shouldn't be missed—especially if you're on the hunt for a trophy Brown! This is not your average nymphing or dry-fly trip, so come prepared to go after trophy Trout in a truly unique way! Casey guides these trips for one purpose: hooking the single biggest, most predacious Trout in a given river system. You'll fish for these giants on abnormally large mouse and rat patterns, looking for the most aggressive fish out there. With Casey as your guide, you'll be mousing up absolutely massive Browns, and fishing at a time when they have no fear of predators and are just waiting to whack prey. Where most guides aim to put their clients on as many fish as possible, Casey does the opposite; he's looking to create just one or two opportunities for his clients to score a personal best fish, a true monster. In order to accomplish that goal, you'll fish the fastest, most technical, and least-crowded rivers—and there are no guarantees! You'll be fishing from a 16' Stealthcraft drift boat, which is perfect for maneuvering in shallow water. She's powered by a 40 HP Mercury, so you'll have no trouble getting where the fish are. Casey will supply everything you need for an awesome nighttime trip, including rods, reels, and flies. Bring proper clothing, a Michigan fishing license, and some bug spray, and you'll be ready to bag some personal records! Read More

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Fishing in Thompsonville
Fishing in Thompsonville
Fishing in Thompsonville
trip description for Michigan Salmon Drift Fishing in Thompsonville

From the end of August to early October, King and Coho Salmon migrate from Lake Michigan into many rivers along the west coast of Michigan. Captain Alex specializes in targeting these fish with a fly rod on remote upper stretches of the Betsie River and Little Bear Creek south of Traverse City, Michigan. Private access allows us to float stretches of river inaccessible to other fisherman. This results in beautiful, scenic floats where it is common to see more bald eagles than other fisherman. Throw in large numbers of fish and you have the recipe for a great day on the water! ​ Both stretches of river are cleared of large debris early in the season to ensure safe travel downstream. However, they are kept overgrown to promote healthy trout habitat as well as deter other boaters from floating it. For these reasons the boat may have to be pushed over a sandbar, under a log, or through brush... but that just adds to the experience! ​ Captain Alex targets these Salmon early in the run when they are fresh, aggressive, and staged up in large holes. Bottom bouncing techniques work best when run with egg flies, wooly buggers, or egg sucking leeches. Certain days will allow us to strip streamers for these fish as well. ​ Spinning gear can be provided to cast thundersticks or float skein under a bobber if anglers wish. Double check with your guide to ensure that this is an option. A hot lunch is also served stream-side on all full day trips. All you need to bring is a good attitude and your Michigan fishing license! Read More

River Fishing Trip near Roscommon

Michigan Salmon Drift Fishing

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Fishing in Traverse City
Fishing in Traverse City
Fishing in Traverse City
trip description for Traverse City Smallie Special in Traverse City

Although Traverse City is known for its Salmon and Steelhead fishing, this area is also prime territory for Smallmouth Bass! Captain Butch has decades of experiences hooking wallhangers in the Bay and on the nearby inland lakes, and he excels in putting his clients on big fish. Smallmouth Bass offer a great experience to all levels of anglers. These fish hit both baits and lures, and you can expect massive topwater takes in addition to big bites when you're jigging off the bottom. Captain Butch is happy to give you some expert advice so that you can improve your cast, perfect your retrieve, and hit a personal best! On your fishing adventure, you will be fishing aboard a 21' Ranger skiff. She's ideal for fishing the shallow waters where big Smallies like to hang out, and she's powered by a 250-HP Yamaha outboard so you'll get out there in a hurry. Captain Butch will bring everything you need for an awesome trip, including all the rods, reels, and tackle. Just bring weather-appropriate clothing, your MI fishing licenses, and some sun protection, and you'll be ready to whack some big ones! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Roscommon

What are the best fishing trips in Roscommon?

Why should I book a fishing trip in Roscommon with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 trip in Roscommon: Lake Houghton Ice Fishing guided by Derek.

Our guides in Roscommon are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3276 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.

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What types of fishing trips are common in Roscommon?

Lake fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Roscommon as well as river fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Roscommon are: 1. brown trout, 2. steelhead, 3. rainbow trout, 4. chinook salmon, and 5. smallmouth bass.

The most common fishing techniques in Roscommon are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and fly fishing but live bait fishing and ice fishing are popular as well.

How much does a Roscommon fishing trip cost?

Prices in Roscommon can range anywhere from about $310 to $832, but the average price for a half day trip in Roscommon is $502. The average price for a full day trip in Roscommon is $601.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Roscommon?

The most popular season for fishing in Roscommon is summer, and most anglers book their trips 0 days in advance.

Do I need a Roscommon fishing license and what are the bag limits in Roscommon?

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

What is fishing in Roscommon all about?

Roscommon, Michigan, nestled amidst the scenic beauty of the state's northern Lower Peninsula, offers anglers a wealth of fishing opportunities amidst its abundant lakes, rivers, and streams. Whether you're casting your line into the tranquil waters of an inland lake or fly fishing in the rushing currents of a meandering river, Roscommon provides a diverse range of angling experiences for enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. With its pristine natural surroundings and rich fish populations, Roscommon serves as a beloved destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking to escape into nature.

One of the highlights of fishing in Roscommon is the chance to explore the nearby Au Sable River, a legendary trout stream that winds its way through the heart of the community. Anglers from far and wide flock to the Au Sable River to try their luck at landing elusive brown and rainbow trout amidst the river's scenic beauty. Whether you're casting dry flies to rising trout or nymphing through riffles and runs, the Au Sable River offers anglers a world-class fishing experience that's sure to leave a lasting impression.

Additionally, Roscommon is surrounded by numerous inland lakes and ponds that offer excellent angling opportunities. Lakes like Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake are known for their clear waters and abundant fish populations, making them popular destinations for anglers seeking a peaceful day on the water. Whether you're fishing from the shore, a boat, or a kayak, the inland lakes of Roscommon provide anglers with plenty of opportunities to hook into a variety of freshwater species, making it a beloved destination for fishing enthusiasts looking to reel in some impressive catches amidst the natural beauty of northern Michigan.

What are the most popular months to fish in Roscommon?

Roscommon, Michigan, nestled amidst the scenic beauty of the state's northern Lower Peninsula, offers anglers a wealth of fishing opportunities amidst its abundant lakes, rivers, and streams. Whether you're casting your line into the tranquil waters of an inland lake or fly fishing in the rushing currents of a meandering river, Roscommon provides a diverse range of angling experiences for enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. With its pristine natural surroundings and rich fish populations, Roscommon serves as a beloved destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking to escape into nature.

One of the highlights of fishing in Roscommon is the chance to explore the nearby Au Sable River, a legendary trout stream that winds its way through the heart of the community. Anglers from far and wide flock to the Au Sable River to try their luck at landing elusive brown and rainbow trout amidst the river's scenic beauty. Whether you're casting dry flies to rising trout or nymphing through riffles and runs, the Au Sable River offers anglers a world-class fishing experience that's sure to leave a lasting impression.

Additionally, Roscommon is surrounded by numerous inland lakes and ponds that offer excellent angling opportunities. Lakes like Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake are known for their clear waters and abundant fish populations, making them popular destinations for anglers seeking a peaceful day on the water. Whether you're fishing from the shore, a boat, or a kayak, the inland lakes of Roscommon provide anglers with plenty of opportunities to hook into a variety of freshwater species, making it a beloved destination for fishing enthusiasts looking to reel in some impressive catches amidst the natural beauty of northern Michigan.

What types of fishing are popular in Roscommon?

In Roscommon, Michigan, anglers have a variety of fishing options to explore, each offering its own unique experience. One popular method is freshwater lake fishing, as Roscommon is surrounded by numerous inland lakes that are teeming with fish. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore or launch a boat to explore the waters of lakes like Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake, targeting species such as bass, panfish, and pike. Whether you prefer the tranquility of a secluded lake or the camaraderie of a community fishing pier, freshwater lake fishing in Roscommon provides a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a day on the water.

For those seeking a more adventurous fishing experience, nearby rivers like the Au Sable River offer excellent opportunities for river fishing. The Au Sable River is a legendary trout stream that winds its way through the heart of Roscommon, providing anglers with plenty of opportunities to reel in elusive brown and rainbow trout. Whether you're fly fishing in riffles and runs or casting with spinners and bait, river fishing on the Au Sable River offers a thrilling and rewarding angling experience amidst the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Additionally, Roscommon is within driving distance of the Great Lakes, providing anglers with access to world-class freshwater lake fishing. Anglers can venture out onto Lake Huron or Lake Michigan in search of prized game fish such as salmon, trout, and perch. Whether you're trolling along the shoreline or jigging over underwater structures, fishing on the Great Lakes offers a thrilling and unforgettable angling experience that's sure to leave a lasting impression on any angler.

What species are popular in Roscommon?

In Roscommon, Michigan, anglers have a diverse range of fishing species to pursue, thanks to the area's abundance of lakes, rivers, and streams. One of the most sought-after species by anglers is the trout, including both rainbow and brown trout. With numerous rivers and streams meandering through the region, trout fishing is a popular pastime, especially during the spring and fall seasons when these fish are most active. Whether fly fishing in secluded stretches of river or casting spinners and bait in faster-moving currents, anglers can relish the challenge of catching these elusive and prized gamefish.

Walleye are another highly prized species to target in Roscommon. Renowned for their delicious flavor and challenging fight, walleye can be found in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs throughout the area. Anglers often target walleye during the spring and early summer months when they migrate into shallower waters to spawn. Whether trolling with crankbaits, casting jigs, or fishing with live bait, anglers can test their skills against these elusive fish while enjoying the scenic beauty of the region's waterways.

Bass fishing is also popular in Roscommon, with both largemouth and smallmouth bass abundant in the area's lakes and rivers. Bass can be found hiding in submerged vegetation, along rocky shorelines, and near underwater structure, making them an exciting species to target for anglers of all skill levels. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, anglers can enjoy the thrill of hooking into these hard-fighting fish while surrounded by the natural beauty of Roscommon's landscapes.

What are the best places to fish in Roscommon?

In Roscommon, Michigan, anglers are blessed with an array of exceptional fishing spots amidst the natural beauty of the northern Lower Peninsula. One standout destination is Houghton Lake, Michigan's largest inland lake, renowned for its abundant fish populations and scenic surroundings. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore or venture out onto the expansive waters of the lake in search of bass, panfish, pike, and more. With its convenient access points and picturesque vistas, Houghton Lake stands out as a premier fishing destination in Roscommon.

Another top spot for fishing in Roscommon is Higgins Lake, a crystal-clear inland lake known for its excellent trout fishing. Anglers can explore the lake's deep, cold waters in search of prized catches such as lake trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout. Whether you're trolling along the lake's surface or jigging in deeper areas, Higgins Lake offers anglers a serene and rewarding fishing experience amidst its pristine natural surroundings.

For those seeking a more tranquil fishing experience, the Au Sable River provides excellent opportunities for river fishing in Roscommon. Renowned as a world-class trout stream, the Au Sable River winds its way through the heart of the community, offering anglers ample opportunities to reel in elusive brown and rainbow trout. Whether you're fly fishing in riffles and runs or casting from the riverbanks, the Au Sable River promises a memorable angling adventure amidst the tranquil beauty of northern Michigan.

Other things to do in Roscommon

While fishing is a popular activity in Roscommon, Michigan, the area offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy beyond the water. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the scenic beauty of the region by hiking, biking, or horseback riding along the miles of trails in the surrounding forests and parks. The Au Sable State Forest, located nearby, provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, with trails winding through lush woodlands, past sparkling streams, and around peaceful lakes. Whether embarking on a leisurely nature walk or a challenging hike, visitors can immerse themselves in the tranquility of the natural surroundings.

History buffs can delve into the rich heritage of Roscommon by visiting local museums and historic sites. The Roscommon Historical Museum offers exhibits and artifacts that highlight the area's history and culture, including displays on early settlement, logging and lumbering, and Native American heritage. Additionally, the nearby Hartwick Pines State Park features the Michigan Forest Visitor Center, where visitors can learn about the state's forestry industry and the importance of preserving natural resources. Guided tours of the park's old-growth pine forest provide insight into the area's ecological history and conservation efforts.

For those seeking family-friendly fun, Roscommon and its surrounding areas offer a variety of attractions and activities to enjoy. The Roscommon Zoo provides a unique opportunity to see exotic animals up close, with exhibits featuring lions, tigers, bears, and more. Additionally, the nearby Higgins Lake State Park offers opportunities for swimming, picnicking, and wildlife viewing along the shores of Higgins Lake, one of Michigan's most picturesque inland lakes. With its diverse range of attractions and activities, Roscommon invites visitors to explore the area's natural beauty, history, and culture while enjoying memorable experiences with family and friends.

Does Roscommon have good fishing?

Roscommon, Michigan, nestled in the heart of Northern Michigan, offers anglers a wealth of fishing opportunities in its pristine lakes, rivers, and streams. The area is known for its abundance of freshwater fish species and scenic beauty, making it a popular destination for anglers throughout the year. Anglers visiting Roscommon can target a variety of game fish such as trout, walleye, northern pike, bass, and panfish. The nearby Au Sable River and Houghton Lake provide excellent fishing opportunities, whether from shore, boat, or wading in the river's renowned waters.

Fishing conditions in Roscommon vary with the seasons, offering anglers different experiences depending on their preferences and the species they target. Spring and early summer are typically prime times for trout fishing, as these fish are active and feeding in the rivers and streams. Anglers often find success using fly fishing techniques or spinning gear with artificial lures and bait to entice trout in the Au Sable River's riffles and pools. Summer months can also be productive for walleye and bass fishing in Houghton Lake, where anglers can explore the lake's expansive waters and underwater structures.

Beyond its excellent fishing opportunities, Roscommon offers anglers a tranquil and scenic environment to enjoy their time on the water. The area's dense forests, rolling hills, and numerous lakeside parks provide opportunities for hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing in addition to fishing. Anglers can access public boat launches, fishing piers, and amenities such as picnic areas and campgrounds, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for families and solo anglers alike. Whether seeking solitude along a quiet stream or exploring the expansive waters of Houghton Lake, Roscommon, Michigan, remains a favored destination for anglers seeking both relaxation and memorable fishing experiences in Northern Michigan.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Casey is an amazing guide! Very personable, knowledgeable and patient. He taught us the skills we needed to catch fish. It was a spectacular day. I would highly recommend to first timers and experienced alike.

    Brian C. with Casey R. of South Boardman, Michigan

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time found fish for us

    Alfred J. with Butch D. of Traverse City, Michigan

  • ★★★★★
    Casey was an awesome guide!

    Rodney A. with Casey R. of South Boardman, Michigan

  • ★★★★★
    My daughter and I had a great time fishing with Butch. She had never caught a smallmouth before. Not only did she catch more than me she caught the biggest (4.40 lbs). Weather wasn't ideal with slick water and overcast most of the time but he still managed to put on some good fish. Our best 5 went a little over 16.5lbs. Was a good trip and I would recommend Butch as he has a lot of guide/tournament experience in the area. We went in the West Bay out of Traverse City.

    Terry K. with Butch D. of Traverse City, Michigan

  • ★★★★★
    It was a great trip Captain Jim really knew what he was doing. We limited out in about 3 hours.

    Michael L. with Jim C. of Elk Rapids, Michigan

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