Traverse City Smallie Special

Starting at $440 | 4 - 8 Hours | Lake | 1 - 2 People
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Pricing & Availability

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Species

Smallmouth Bass

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

About Your Trip

Although Traverse City is known for it's Salmon and Steelhead fishing, this area is also prime territory for Smallmouth Bass! Captain Norvel 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.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Skiff
Boat Manufacturer: Ranger
Boat Length: 21 ft
Year Built: 2011
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 250 hp

About Your Guide

After retiring as a mechanical engineer in the power industry, Captain Norvel turned his passion for bassfishing into a charter business. Come join him in Traverse City and create some awesome memories on the water!

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!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Lake

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Weather

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

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Beer

No beer allowed.

Boat Restroom

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

Live Bait

No live bait provided.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

A valid fishing license.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Start Location

1495 Newport Street, Traverse City, MI 49686, United States | Bodies of water fished: Grand Traverse Bay

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