Fishing in Lake Michigan has never looked so good. Come trolling and catch your limit of Salmon and Trout in these peaceful waters.

You will spend the day on board the 32’ Chris Craft boat. This recently restored boat can comfortably fit you and 5 fishing friends on board. You’ll have plenty of space to relax while trolling, and then be able to reel in the fish once they start biting.

Trolling is a great fishing technique that allows anglers of all levels of experience to fish. It is known for being very relaxing, so for those that need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this will be the perfect trip for you. There are 3 trips to choose from, from the morning to the evening, so whatever your schedule there will be an opportunity to fish waiting for you.

This boat boasts a 340 HP Mercruiser engine. Coupled with Captain Alonzo Knowle’s decades of experience and the full navigational equipment, you are sure to spend the day on top of the fish. It only takes about fifteen minutes to get onto the fish, leaving you maximum time to troll these waters.

The bathroom and flybridge on board will both be helpful when fishing. You’ll be able to see your prey and fish in comfort! You are welcome to bring along your own drinks. These can be in a small cooler or can be transferred to the cooler on board.

On the menu are King Salmon (Chinook) and Coho Salmon. You will also have the opportunity to catch Lake Trout, as well as a by-catch of Steelhead and Brown Trout. State limits apply for how many you may take home and of what size, but Capt. Alonzo will make sure you are made fully aware of these regulations.

You will use top of the line gear, including Shimano, Daiwa, and Okuma rods and reels. This gear won’t let you down when you are reeling in your trophy fish. Capt. Alonzo will happily fillet your fish at the end of your trip.

There is no better time to book. Come join Fish-X-TC today for an awesome time that you won’t forget in a hurry!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    It will take about fifteen minutes to reach the fishery, where you will troll for King Salmon and Coho Salmon. By trolling, you will be fishing for nearly the whole 4 hours. This is great for people of all ages and levels of experience. All rods and reels are provided, you need only bring plenty of water.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Midday)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    This trip is great for those that want to have a great trolling experience, but are not the biggest fan of waking up early! All your rods and reels are provided, and won't let you down when reeling in Coho Salmon and King Salmon. You are welcome to bring along your own drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $500
    Have a great trip in the evening, trolling for Coho Salmon and King Salmon. Experience isn't necessary and everyone can join in. All fishing equipment is included, you only need to bring along plenty of water.
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About the Charter Operator

Fish-X-TC
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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97 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2018
As a youth, having spent all my summers since birth on an island in Northern Ontario, it was either pick blueberries or catch fish. So I chose the latter (ok, maybe I picked a few blueberries too!) When the time was right I hired on at a local lodge and had the good fortune to hone my skills as a guide. Winters were spent in Florida fishing the Gulf Coast waters, including the bays and flats from Tampa Bay to the Florida Keys. Having moved to Traverse City in 1989, I quickly adapted to the cold water fishery that presented itself to me. After years of fishing leagues, tournaments and recreational fishing, I acquired my Captains License and embarked on my re-creation as a guide and charter captain. There has never been another option for me in my spare time and providing these opportunities to others has become an absolute passion!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat Specs

Chris Craft 315 (Flybridge) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 340HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Relaxing trip on the lake

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Midday) on August 14, 2021
Captain Alonzo and his first mates Caleb and Mazie were an absolutely pleasure to be with on our four hour fishing excursion....
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Couldn’t ask for more - great fishing and people!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Midday) on June 17, 2021
Highly recommend booking with Fish-X-TC. One of the best fishing charters we have experienced as a family from Cape Cod, Alaska...
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A FANTASTIC day of fishing and memories!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Midday) on July 16, 2021
Alonzo and his crew (including the Mazie the Labrador) were just awesome. Great boat, great equipment, great fishing. Our...
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Evening Cruise

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on May 30, 2021
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 21, 2021
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FAQs about Fish-X-TC

Fish-X-TC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Midday) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish-X-TC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Bathroom )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish-X-TC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Daiwa, and Okuma. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Done at the dock after the trip)
  • First Mate (Tips always welcome but not compulsory)

Fish-X-TC offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (West Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan)

Fish-X-TC offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Fish-X-TC include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)