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Fishing in Traverse City

Lake Fishing Trip in Traverse City

Traverse City Smallie Special

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21 ft 1 - 2 People From $440
Fishing in Custer

Lake Fishing Trip in Custer

Michigan Bass And Trout Special

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $295
Fishing in Clay Township

Lake Fishing Trip in Clay Township

Walleye And Bass Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $425
Fishing in Big Rapids

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Big Rapids

Half Day Fishing

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $300
Fishing in Newaygo

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Newaygo

Full Day Fishing

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $400
Fishing in Gladstone

Lake Fishing Trip in Gladstone

UP Walleye & Smallmouth Trip

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23 ft 1 - 3 People From $700

Most Popular Types of Smallmouth Bass Trips in Michigan

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More Smallmouth Bass Fishing Guides In Michigan

Fishing in Gladstone
Fishing in Gladstone
Fishing in Gladstone
trip description for UP Walleye & Smallmouth Trip in Gladstone

If you're looking for great fishing and picturesque scenery, you're in the right place! Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, which separates Lake Michigan from Lake Superior, is a hidden gem of the northern Midwest and an incredible place for a trip. There's no better way to experience the thrill of fishing in these pristine waters than on a guided fishing charter with Captain Ken! On this trip, you'll be going out on board Captain Ken's 23' Ranger bass boat to chase down Walleye and Smallmouth Bass. With years of experience and a deep passion for fishing, Captain Ken knows exactly where to find the best spots for catching these popular sportfish species. As you cruise along the sparkling waters, you'll also be surrounded by stunning scenery, including towering pine trees, rugged cliffs, and tranquil bays. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, Captain Ken will provide all the equipment and expertise you need to make the most of your day on the water. He'll teach you the tricks of the trade, including the best lures and techniques for reeling in the biggest catch of the day. And as you wait for that elusive bite, you can sit back and relax, taking in the breathtaking views of the Upper Peninsula's natural beauty. With Captain Ken at the helm, you're sure to have an amazing time, catching fish and creating memories that will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Book your fishing charter with Captain Ken today and experience the thrill of fishing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula like never before! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Gladstone

UP Walleye & Smallmouth Trip

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23 ft 1 - 3 People From $700
Fishing in Newaygo
Fishing in Newaygo
Fishing in Newaygo
trip description for Full Day Fishing in Newaygo

Please bring snacks and drinks. What truly distinguishes our service from other Michigan fishing charters is their unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and unwavering dedication to safety. They go the extra mile to ensure that every angler enjoys a safe and enjoyable experience on each outing. From cutting-edge equipment to expert advice, they leave no detail unattended to ensure that your day on the river is nothing less than extraordinary. Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Newaygo

Full Day Fishing

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $400
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, On Target Fishing Guide Service has 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 in Big Rapids

Half Day Fishing

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $300
Fishing in Clay Township
Fishing in Clay Township
Fishing in Clay Township
trip description for Walleye and Bass Trip in Clay Township

Although Lake St. Claire isn't considered one of the five Great Lakes, it's part of the Great Lakes system, connecting Lake Huron to the north with Lake Erie to the south. The lake averages just 11 feet deep, but boasts a rich freshwater fishery with tons of Bass, Perch, Pike, Muskie, and more! When you're targeting multiple species, you'll naturally use different techniques to maximize your chances of success. On this trip, that means slow-trolling for Walleye, which like to hit lures moving quickly near the bottom, as well as light tackle cast-and-retrieve techniques for Smallmouth Bass. Bass are typically a catch-and-release species, but Walleye are excellent eating fish, and Captain Tom is happy to clean them for you at the dock! Just bring a cooler so you can take your keepers home. You'll be fishing aboard his 24' cuddy cabin. She's a beauty, and is perfect for the kinds of fishing you'll be doing. She sports a 220-HP Ford V8 engine, so you'll be out there trolling in the blink of an eye, and has a comfortable cabin area with seating to keep you having fun all day. Captain Tom will come prepared with everything you need for an awesome trip! Just make sure to bring proper clothing, your Michigan fishing licenses, and a smile. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Clay Township

Walleye And Bass Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $425
Fishing in Custer
Fishing in Custer
Fishing in Custer
trip description for Michigan Bass and Trout Special in Custer

If you've ever wanted to double-up on freshwater gamefish, this trip with Captain Zach is your ticket! You'll be targeting Smallmouth Bass and Brown Trout on the edges of Lake Michigan, one of the biggest lakes in the world and a beautiful place to enjoy the summer sun. You can chase these fish using a variety of techniques and gear, from classic light tackle to fly gear and centerpins and more. Captain Zach has experience using all these types of gear and is happy to give you some advice no matter how you choose to fish. Your techniques and tackle will also vary depending on whether you're aiming for Smallies or Trout, so you can expect to mix things up quite a bit on this trip. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 18' Blazer jet boat. She's perfect for this type of trip, and is powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine so you can cruise smoothly. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Zach is also happy to clean and package your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Michigan fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Zach! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Custer

Michigan Bass And Trout Special

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $295
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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

Lake Fishing Trip in Traverse City

Traverse City Smallie Special

100% (1)
21 ft 1 - 2 People From $440
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Other Trips in Michigan

Fishing in Roscommon
Fishing in Roscommon
Fishing in Roscommon
trip description for Lake Houghton Ice Fishing in Roscommon

This is a full day (8-10 hours) guided Ice Fishing Trip on Lake Houghton. You can catch a wide range of fish including crappie, perch, walleye, and pike. Your pro guide Derek will provide you with all the necessary fishing gear, equipment, and techniques to get you on the fish. Don't forget to bundle up! While Ice fishing might be a cold-weather endeavor it is a super productive way to catch fish and a great outing to spend quality time with your friends and family! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Roscommon

Lake Houghton Ice Fishing

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1 Person From $425
Fishing in Manistee
Fishing in Manistee
Fishing in Manistee
trip description for Manistee Salmon Slam in Manistee

Get ready for an exciting day of Salmon fishing on Lake Michigan with Captain Fred! Lake Michigan is the third-largest of the Great Lakes and the fifth-largest lake in the world, with just over 22,000 square miles of surface area. It's loaded with fish, including famous sportfish species such as Steelhead, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Lake Trout—all of which you can target on this trip with Captain Fred. These fish are a blast to catch and are even better to cook up with friends and family! Fred captains a 31' Tiara sportfisher custom-built in Michigan. It can comfortably fit up to 6 fishermen, so call some buddies for this trip! She's powered by two 385-HP Crusader engines, so this boat will get you to the fish in a hurry. With outriggers, a GPS navigation system, and fishfinder, Fred's sportfisher is perfect for putting you on the fish and haulin' em' in! As an added bonus the onboard bathroom will keep in you in the action for the entirety of the trip. Fred provides you with all the rods and tackle you will need, but be sure to have your fishing license upon arrival. Be sure to dress accordingly with some rain gear, hat, and sunglasses so you can stay comfortable on the water. The only other thing you'll need is an ice chest to take home your fresh catch! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Manistee

Manistee Salmon Slam

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $825
Fishing in St. Joseph
Fishing in St. Joseph
Fishing in St. Joseph
trip description for Half Day Salmon Slammer in St. Joseph

Get out on the clear waters of Lake Michigan to haul in trophy fish like you’ve never seen before! Captain Jarrod will take up to 6 of you and your friends and family for a half or full day adventure, where you can go after King Salmon, Lake Trout, and Steelhead—all of which which can grow to impressive sizes in the Lake. Get ready for an action-packed day of Great Lakes fishing! Captain Jarrod will take you out on his beautiful 31’ Tiara sportfisher, which is designed to bring in the big fish in big numbers. She's powered by twin Crusader engines for a total of 700 horsepower. She also comes equipped with a cooler for your catches, a full canvas canopy, and a bathroom on board for your comfort. You will be trolling the Lake using Magnum Metalz downriggers, which provide fine-tuned control of your baits and lures. Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin! Everything you need for an amazing adventure is provided by Captain Jarrod, including custom Grandt rods, Shimano-Tekota reels, and as much bait and tackle as you need. You should prepare by checking the weather before your trip and bringing appropriate clothing. You will also need valid Michigan Fishing Licenses for all passengers before you climb aboard. Once you do climb aboard, this trip offers the opportunity for the fishing experience of a lifetime! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in St. Joseph

Half Day Salmon Slammer

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $825
Fishing in Ludington
Fishing in Ludington
Fishing in Ludington
trip description for Luxury Lake Michigan Trout & Salmon in Ludington

If you've been "feeling the itch" and wanting to go chase some monster fish on one of the world's biggest lakes, this trip has your name on it! Captain Steven is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and will put you on big Kings, Cohos, Lake Trout and morecome hell or high water. Captain Steve and his crew always strive to find fish and provide a fantastic charter fishing experience! You'll be going after the fish using mostly trolling techniques. Salmon and Lake Trout hunt at different depths, but both love to hit fast-moving baits and lures! These big fish are great fighters, so bring your strength and stamina on this trip! You'll be fishing off of Captain Steve's 43' Tiara 4300. She's powered by a pair of twin 550-horsepower Detroit diesels and outfitted with state-of-the-art Raymarine electronics. This includes radar, chart plotter, CHIRP down-imaging fish finder, two marine radios and autopilot. We use a combination of both Shimano and Okuma rod and reels, Magnum Metalz downriggers and holders, and a FishHawk speed/temp probe. On the day of your trip you will need to bring a valid Michigan Fishing Licence, a pair of sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen and soft-soled shoes. Captain Steve also recommends you bring any beverages and snacks you'd like to enjoy onboard (cans only), a cooler for your catch (fish cleaning is provided), and multiple layers of clothing (temperatures can fluctuate) as well as rain gear just in case! Get out there and have a blast. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Ludington

Luxury Lake Michigan Trout & Salmon

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43 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,200
Fishing in Grand Rapids
Fishing in Grand Rapids
Fishing in Grand Rapids
trip description for Lake Michigan Steelhead Special in Grand Rapids

If you've wanted to improve your fishing and hook up some champion fish in the process, look no further than this trip with Captain Zach! On this trip, you'll hone in on Steelhead, one of Lake Michigan's premier sportfish and one of the best-eating freshwater fish. If you've never fished the Great Lakes, this is a perfect place to start! On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling lines to attract big Steelhead, which are really a type of lake-run Rainbow Trout. These fish are big fighters, and will perform hard runs and high leaps when hooked. Regardless of your experience level, Captain Zach will help you get hooked up and give you plenty of advice once that fish is on. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 18' Blazer jet boat. She's perfect for this type of trip, and is powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine so you can cruise smoothly. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Zach is also happy to clean and package your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Michigan fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Zach! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Grand Rapids

Lake Michigan Steelhead Special

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $295
Fishing in Custer
Fishing in Custer
Fishing in Custer
trip description for Michigan Bass and Trout Special in Custer

If you've ever wanted to double-up on freshwater gamefish, this trip with Captain Zach is your ticket! You'll be targeting Smallmouth Bass and Brown Trout on the edges of Lake Michigan, one of the biggest lakes in the world and a beautiful place to enjoy the summer sun. You can chase these fish using a variety of techniques and gear, from classic light tackle to fly gear and centerpins and more. Captain Zach has experience using all these types of gear and is happy to give you some advice no matter how you choose to fish. Your techniques and tackle will also vary depending on whether you're aiming for Smallies or Trout, so you can expect to mix things up quite a bit on this trip. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 18' Blazer jet boat. She's perfect for this type of trip, and is powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine so you can cruise smoothly. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Zach is also happy to clean and package your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Michigan fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Zach! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Custer

Michigan Bass And Trout Special

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $295
Fishing in Hastings
Fishing in Hastings
Fishing in Hastings
trip description for Salmon Special in Hastings

If you've been searching for some Salmon action on the Great Lakes, look no further. On this trip with Captain Zach, you'll go after trophy King and Coho Salmon on Lake Michigan, a premier freshwater sportfishing destination! Captain Zach knows how to get you on the big ones! He targets King (Chinook) Salmon, Coho Salmon, as well as Lake Trout. Make sure you bring your A-game, because these fish love to put up a fight! You'll be fishing from the deck of his 18' Blazer jet boat. She's perfect for this type of trip, and is powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine so you can cruise smoothly. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Zach is also happy to clean and package your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Michigan fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Zach! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Hastings

Salmon Special

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $395
Fishing in Grand Rapids
Fishing in Grand Rapids
Fishing in Grand Rapids
trip description for Trophy Panfish on the Fly in Grand Rapids

If you're looking for a fun way to catch some fish with family or friends, this trip has your name on it! Although panfish such as Crappie, Perch, and Sunfish aren't the biggest gamefish out there, they're a blast to catch and great to eat! Captain Zach will set you up with the right gear and show you the best techniques for hooking these little fighters in big numbers. You can chase these fish using both fly-fishing and classic spinning techniques, so you can mix it up! Zach is an expert in both kinds of fishing, and has some great advice to improve your angling, whether you're experienced or still a novice. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 18' Blazer jet boat. She's perfect for this type of trip, and is powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine so you can cruise smoothly. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Zach is also happy to clean and package your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Michigan fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Zach! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Grand Rapids

Trophy Panfish On The Fly

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $295
Fishing in Spring Arbor
Fishing in Spring Arbor
Fishing in Spring Arbor
trip description for Michigan Sportfishing Special in Spring Arbor

Get on out to Lake Michigan and enjoy the best sportfishing the Great Lakes has to offer! Join Captain John for an action-packed adventure targeting massive freshwater Salmon and Lake Trout. Salmon aren't native to Lake Michigan, but they can grow to epic proportions here, so this is your chance to hook the catch of a lifetime. Captain John can fit up to 6 guests on his 31’ Tiara Yacht. The vessel is powered by twin engines and will get you out there smoothly and comfortably. The spacious deck can comfortably fit many anglers casting at once, so everyone on your trip should have a blast! You will be using light tackle to try and reel in a trophy catch, and Captain John is happy to provide tips and tricks to improve your fishing experience. Besides his wealth of knowledge, Captain John will provide all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle once on board. You do need a valid Michigan fishing license, which is easy to get online before your trip. Other than that, you should bring appropriate clothing and your own snacks. Check the weather forecast before your trip to determine what to bring. Finally, you will need a cooler if you want to keep your catch, which Captain John will clean and fillet for you. This trip is an incredible opportunity for anglers of all experience levels, so come on out. It’s a great day to have a day! Read More

Lake, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Spring Arbor

Michigan Sportfishing Special

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $825
Fishing in Grand Haven
Fishing in Grand Haven
Fishing in Grand Haven
trip description for Lake Michigan Trout & Salmon in Grand Haven

If you've been dreaming of chasing big fish on Lake Michigan, then Captain Phil is the guide for you. With 20+ years of experience, and tons of knowledge about the Lake, he'll get you hooked up on monster Coho and King Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Steelhead! You'll be trolling for these big fish on Shimano rods and reels, provided by the Captain. Salmon love to put up a fight, so come prepared! Not only are these fish fun fighters, but they're great eating fish as well. Captain Phil is happy to clean your keepers for you, so bring a cooler! Captain Phil's 31' Tiara sportfisher is outfitted with all the top trolling equipment, including Cannon downriggers and custom Cannon rod holders, a Hummingbird sonar fish finder, and GPS navigation. With the power of the twin 270-HP Crusader engines, you'll be able to get on the fish and start trolling in no time. Phil's boat also has an onboard bathroom and plenty of seating to keep you comfortable all day on the water. Be sure to purchase a fishing license prior to your trip and bring along and food or drinks you may want while fishing. Soft soled shoes are preferred on the boat. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Grand Haven

Lake Michigan Trout & Salmon

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $675
Fishing in Holland
Fishing in Holland
Fishing in Holland
trip description for Lake Macatawa Sheepshead Trip in Holland

Join Captain Matt for an afternoon adventure chasing massive Sheephead! These Freshwater Drum make for great sportfish because they put up a great fight, can grow well above 20lbs, and can be mighty fine table fare as well. Don't be surprised if you hook into some Walleye on these trips either! Captain Matt likes to use a couple different techniques out on Lake Macatawa. Some days the Sheephead like the slow troll, other days they're enticed by the action of a deep diving crank bait, and other times they are bottom feasting on gobies where jigs can be most effective. Luckily, Captain Matt will be there to provide insight into what technique is fishing best! Captain Matt's 30’ Baha Cruiser is the perfect vessel for fishing freshwater lakes. She can comfortably fit up to 6 guests plus the captain, so you can bring your friends and family on this trip. The 395hp Mercruiser engine will power you smoothly through the calm waters of the lake as you search for your prey. There is also a bathroom on board for your comfort. Everything you need for a successful fishing trip will be provided by Captain Matt and his crew. They bring the rods, reels, bait, and tackle, so all you need to bring is a valid Michigan fishing license and a good attitude! Well, all that and appropriate clothing. Check the weather forecast before you head out so you know what to wear. At the end of the day, Captain Matt will clean and fillet your catch, then you can head home with a delicious meal! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Holland

Lake Macatawa Sheepshead Trip

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $450
Fishing in Holland
Fishing in Holland
Fishing in Holland
trip description for Michigan Salmon Action in Holland

Looking for massive trophy fish you’ll never forget? Set out on Lake Michigan with Captain Matt! He will guide you to the best fishing areas known for Salmon and Trout, and try to put you on the catch of a lifetime. Salmon and Trout in the great lakes reach epic sizes, so be sure to bring a camera—without photo proof, your friends might not believe you! Captain Matt's 30’ Baha Cruiser comfortably fits up to 6 guests plus the captain, so you can bring your friends and family on this trip. The 395-HP Mercruiser engine will power you smoothly through the calm waters of the lake as you search for your prey. There is also a bathroom on board for your comfort. You will be trolling multiple lines, so you can sit back, relax, and wait for the scream of the reel. Everything you need on this journey will be provided by Captain Matt and his crew. They bring rods, reels, bait, and tackle for all 6 guests, and they’ll even clean your catch at the end of the day. You do need to acquire a valid Michigan fishing license, which is pretty easy to do online. You should also check the weather forecast before your trip, so you’re prepared with appropriate clothing. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Holland

Michigan Salmon Action

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $750

Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Michigan

What are the best smallmouth bass fishing trips in Michigan?

Why should I book a smallmouth bass fishing trip in Michigan with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 7 smallmouth bass trips in Michigan, and the most popular trips in the area are Traverse City Smallie Special guided by Butch, Michigan Bass and Trout Special guided by Zach, and Walleye and Bass Trip guided by Tom.

Our guides in Michigan are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2880 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.

Looking for kid friendly smallmouth bass guides / fishing lessons in Michigan? Check out our beginner and family friendly smallmouth bass guides in Michigan.

What types of smallmouth bass fishing trips are common in Michigan?

Lake fishing is the most popular for smallmouth bass in Michigan as well as river fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Michigan are light tackle fishing, jigging, and artificial lure fishing but topwater fishing and fly fishing are popular as well.

How much does a Michigan smallmouth bass fishing trip cost?

for smallmouth bass in Michigan prices can range anywhere from about $395 to $1,080, but the average price for a half day trip for smallmouth bass in Michigan is $520. The average price for a full day trip for smallmouth bass in Michigan is $672.

What month is best for smallmouth bass fishing in Michigan?

The most popular season for smallmouth bass fishing in Michigan is fall, and most anglers book their trips 59 days in advance.

Do I need a Michigan fishing license for smallmouth bass and what are the bag limits for smallmouth bass 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.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Zach was very personable and a very good guide. I fought several large salmon. We only got one in the boat but we had dozens of opportunities. I am going again.

    Tay B. with Zach G. of Custer, Michigan

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