Grand Traverse Bay Fishing Guides

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Lake Fishing Trip in Traverse City

Traverse City Smallie Special

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21 ft 1 - 2 People From $220 / person

Most Popular Types of Trips in Grand Traverse Bay

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Grand Traverse Bay

What are the best fishing trips in Grand Traverse Bay?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 trip in Grand Traverse Bay: Traverse City Smallie Special guided by Butch.

Our guides in Grand Traverse Bay are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2207 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.

The most popular cities to book a charter in are Elk Rapids and Traverse City.

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What types of fishing trips are common in Grand Traverse Bay?

Lake fishing is the most popular in Grand Traverse Bay.

The most commonly sought after species in Grand Traverse Bay is smallmouth bass

The most common fishing techniques in Grand Traverse Bay are artificial lure fishing, jigging, and light tackle fishing.

How much does a Grand Traverse Bay fishing trip cost?

in Grand Traverse Bay prices can range anywhere from an affordable $440 to $600, but the average price for a half day trip in Grand Traverse Bay is $440. The average price for a full day trip in Grand Traverse Bay is $570.

What month is best for fishing in Grand Traverse Bay?

The most popular season for fishing in Grand Traverse Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 93 days in advance.

Do I need a Grand Traverse Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Grand Traverse Bay?

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

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

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