South Boardman Fishing Guides

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River Fishing Trip in South Boardman

Premier Nighttime Trout Fishing

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16 ft 1 - 2 People From $250 / person

River Fishing Trip in South Boardman

Michigan Streamer Trout Fishing

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16 ft 1 - 2 People From $225 / person

Lake Fishing Trip in Traverse City

Traverse City Smallie Special

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21 ft 1 - 2 People From $220 / person

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Elk Rapids Ice Fishing Adventure

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1 - 6 People From $150 / person

Lake Fishing Trip in Roscommon

Lake Houghton Ice Fishing

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Grand Traverse Bay Trip

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Fishing Guides Near South Boardman, Mi

Damn Good

From November to May large numbers of Steelhead migrate from Lake Michigan into a number of rivers along the west coast of Michigan. After spawning in the late spring these fish return to the big lake and repeat the process for 8-10 years. These chrome fish are very aggressive as they have to maintain their bodyweight, and are usually plenty willing to crush an egg fly or spawn sack! Alex and his guides target these magnificent fish on some of the most productive rivers south of Traverse City, Mi with both fly and spinning techniques. Once spring hits and the weather starts to warm we find fish in deep holes, on gravel, and in runs. Customers have success fly fishing with both nymphs and streamers, while spin fisherman use spawn bags and spinners. The weather can be variable this time of year but the exhilaration of landing a beautiful Steelhead makes it worth the effort! A hot lunch is served streamside on full day trips. Please inform your guide of any food allergies or requests. Read More

River Fishing Trip in Thompsonville

Spring Steelhead Slam

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1 - 2 People From $275 / person
Damn Good

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 in Thompsonville

Michigan Salmon Drift Fishing

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15 ft 1 - 2 People From $275 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in South Boardman

What are the best fishing trips in South Boardman?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 8 trips in South Boardman, and the most popular trips in the area are Premier Nighttime Trout Fishing guided by Casey and Michigan Streamer Trout Fishing guided by Casey.

Our guides in South Boardman are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2204 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Elk Rapids and Traverse City.

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What types of fishing trips are common in South Boardman?

River fishing is the most popular in South Boardman as well as lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in South Boardman are: 1. brown trout, 2. walleye, 3. perch, and 4. northern pike.

The most common fishing techniques in South Boardman 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 South Boardman fishing trip cost?

in South Boardman prices can range anywhere from an affordable $150 to $1,200, but the average price for a half day trip in South Boardman is $524. The average price for a full day trip in South Boardman is $597.

What month is best for fishing in South Boardman?

The most popular season for fishing in South Boardman is fall, and most anglers book their trips 107 days in advance.

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

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

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