Fish With Jim Outfitters

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure, where the fish bite year round, and the captain takes you to the best places to get the most out of your trip? Then book now with Fish With Jim Outfitters.

Captain Jim Chamberlain has been fishing for decades and running his own charter company since 1988. He has a team of dedicated captains ready to show you why lake fishing is so much fun.

Hop on board an 24’ Angler Qwest Michigan DNR inspected boat. You and 5 fishing friends will have plenty of room and can fish simultaneously comfortably. The 200 HP Suzuki engine will have you on top of the fish before you know it. Couple this with full navigational equipment, including fishfinder, and Capt. Jim’s extensive knowledge of the area, and you’ll have your lines in the water all day.

Trips run from multiple locations, depending on the season and what you are targeting. Grand Traverse Bay, Torch Lake, Elk Lake, Mullett Lake, Lake Charlevoix, Bear Lake, Starvation Lake, and Thumb Lake are just some of the options you could fish from. Capt. Jim also run’s ice fishing trips during the winter.

By being a mobile guide service, Capt. Jim and his crew are able to give your group the best possible fishing trip. Depending on the season and where you are, expect to catch Lake Trout, Cisco, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Walleye, Whitefish and more.

All fishing rods and reels are included. You’ll be provided with high-quality rods from St Croix and G Loomis, coupled with Shimano Tekota Reels for trolling, and custom rods and high-end bait casters for jigging. Live bait is prepared before the trip, giving you maximum time on the water.

You are welcome to bring along your own food and drink for the trip. After the trip, you can have your fish filleted and bagged for $2 per fish. You will also need to purchase a fishing license before the day.

There is no better time to book. Join Capt. Jim and his crew out on the water today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day – Grand Traverse Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Sep 30
    $375
    Come Fish Grand Traverse Bay for a mixed bag of Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout, Perch, and Cisco. All necessary fishing gear and bait are included in the price. You're welcome to bring along food and drink. You will need to purchase a fishing license before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Grand Traverse Bay PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Sep 30
    $375
    Come Fish Grand Traverse Bay for a mixed bag of Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout, Perch, and Cisco. All necessary fishing gear and bait are included in the price. You're welcome to bring along food and drink. You will need to purchase a fishing license before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inland Lake Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15
    $375
    Fish for land locked Salmon, Trout, Walleye, and Perch on some of Northern Michigan’s best kept secret inland lakes. All fishing rods, reels, and bait are included in the price. You are welcome to bring along your own refreshments. You must purchase a fishing license before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inland Lake Fishing PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15
    $375
    Fish for land locked Salmon, Trout, Walleye, and Perch on some of Northern Michigan’s best kept secret inland lakes. All fishing rods, reels, and bait are included in the price. You are welcome to bring along your own refreshments. You must purchase a fishing license before the trip.
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About the Charter Operator

Fish With Jim Outfitters
Elk Rapids, Michigan, United States
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2018
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! You'll be given his full attention on the trip. Tournament wins include Walleye Central in 2009 2nd place and Walleye Central 2010 in 1st place. He has a team working with him, all who have years of experience and are ready to show you a great time!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Herring Herring
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Atlantic) Atlantic Salmon
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Angler Qwest (Pontoon) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

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
Disabled Accessible

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
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Inland Lake Fishing on May 16, 2021
We took a morning fishing trip with Jim for my husband’s birthday and it was a blast! Jim took us out on beautiful Torch...
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Inland Lake Fishing on July 15, 2021
Had a great morning of fishing . Jim put us on the fish and we had great success. I can’t wait to go again . I highly recommend...
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Awesome Time!

VERIFIED   Half Day – Grand Traverse Bay PM on August 21, 2021
My husband and I had a great day on the water with Jim & Chase. Great experience, great hosts, a lot of fun. Highly recommend!
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Grand Traverse Bay PM on August 20, 2021
My son and I had a great trip out with these guys. We were catching fish within 30 minutes of leaving dock.
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Inland Lake Fishing PM on August 18, 2021
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FAQs about Fish With Jim Outfitters

Fish With Jim Outfitters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Grand Traverse Bay (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Grand Traverse Bay PM (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Inland Lake Fishing (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Inland Lake Fishing PM (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish With Jim Outfitters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair (Two built in fighting chairs for kids)
  • GPS (Lowrance HDS 8 & 5)
  • Fishfinder (Lowrance HDS 8 & 5)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (AM/FM radio with Bluetooth connectivity for phones)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minnkota Terrova 80lb With iPilot)
  • Ice Box (Intergrated cooler for fish)

Trips booked with Fish With Jim Outfitters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures

Fish With Jim Outfitters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Fish With Jim Outfitters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling (8 lines in the water)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Fish With Jim Outfitters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Herring
  • Lake Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Atlantic)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye