Grand Traverse Bay Trip

Starting at $400 | 4 Hour | Lake | 6 People | Trip #3433

About Your Trip

Captain Jim offers top-quality open-water fishing charters on Lake Michigan, as well as many of the smaller lake and rivers here in this beautiful state! He specializes in trolling for Salmon, Trout, Steelhead and other members of the Salmonid family, and when you book with him, you'll be in the ... Read More

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Boat Manufacturer
Air Qwest
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines

About Your Guide

Captain Jim has been running trips and making people happy since 1998. He has an extensive amount of knowledge and love for fishing, and has consistently had successful days fishing. He is happy to teach people how to fish, and loves seeing their faces when they catch their first one! ... Read More

Start Location

Isle of Pines Drive, Elk Rapids, MI 49629, United States

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


This trip has multiple pickup locations.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


Brown Trout, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Walleye


Artificial Lure Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
All rods, reels, and tackle are included, but we also recommend bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing, and any gear of your own you want to use on the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
Find out more about fishing licenses here.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Pricing & Availability

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Verified Review Fishing

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

Ralph V.


Never salmon fished off a pontoon before,wonderful experience!Jim and Chase (first mate) were fun to fish with and knowledgeable.We will be back!Ice fishing charters too!

Emily H.


Our first chartered fishing trip and it was amazing! My 15 year old daughter loves to fish and we had a great experience. She caught two lake trout and the largest was 6lbs and 25 1/2 inches long, her biggest fish yet. Would highly recommend them!!!

Nyroc Y.


We had a blast! Everything was explained and the heater was kept running! The guys were great with the kids! Great experience that we will remember the rest of our lives! Thanks fellas!

Shane N.


Excellent time ice fishing and great crew. Jim had everything setup and set us up for success immediately upon arrival. Will definitely be coming back next year

Heather K.


We had a wonderful experience with Jim fiahing on torch lake! Ended up bringing home a couple of Atlantic Salmon and are excited to cook them up! Jim was extremely knowledgeable, well prepared, willing to educate us - and frankly, hilarious! We had a blast just hanging on the boat ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!