Daydreamer Fishing Charters

Book your next adventure with Daydreamer Fishing Charters and get ready to discover Lake Michigan with Captain Ben Orr! Your guide is a Traverse City native, born and raised, and has been running charters since 2003. If you’re looking to catch some fish for dinner and have a great time while doing so, look no further!

Your journey will take place on a 31’ Tiara offshore sportfisher. This vessel comes with all the latest features and fishing accessories to ensure a successful day on the water. She has a GPS and fishfinder to lead you to where the fish are hiding, downriggers for trolling, a wireless trolling motor for stealthy action, and many other amenities.

The boat’s cabin is comfortable and spacious, featuring a private head, galley, shower, and bed. She accommodates 6 guests and everyone can fish at the same time without bumping elbows. Capt. Ben welcomes kids ages 3 and older aboard and he provides life jackets for them as well.

Your main target species include Chinook and Coho Salmon, Whitefish, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. Capt. Ben will provide you with state-of-the-art rods and reels and make sure you’re all set up and ready to reel in a King Salmon! At the end of the trip, he’ll offer to clean and fillet your catch so it’s ready to be thrown on the grill once you get home.

All you need to do is purchase a Michigan Fishing License and arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled departure time. You can get your fishing license online or at the dock before your trip. Capt. Ben will be more than happy to help you with that as well.

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and get ready for an incredible experience of Salmon and Trout fishing on Lake Michigan! Capt. Ben will make sure you have a great time and leave all your worries behind while you fish with Daydreamer Fishing Charters!



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
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $600
    Get ready to target various Trout and Salmon species in the Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. Rods, reels, and tackle will be provided and they're all included in the price of the trip. Please note, you can purchase your Michigan State Fishing License online or at the dock with the captain. Just be sure to arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled time, bring some snacks, drinks, extra layers, and sunglasses, and get ready for an unforgettable fishing trip!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $600
    This is an amazing opportunity to catch the beautiful sunset over Lake Michigan. You'll target Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Whitefish and Trout. Your fishing gear is included in the price, just be sure to pick up your fishing license and arrive 5 minutes prior to departure. Feel free to bring along some snacks and drinks for the ride and don't forget to bring extra layers of clothing as well. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Late AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $600
    This trip is a great option for folks who want to sleep in and enjoy the warmer weather of the late morning and early afternoon. You'll mainly fish for Steelhead and Lake Trout during this time slot. All of your rods, reels, and tackle are included, just be sure to arrive 5 minutes early and purchase your fishing license online or at the dock with the captain. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and pack extra layers of clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of sunglasses!
  • Private trip
    Fall trout fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 30
    $600
    Fishing Elk Lake for rainbow and lake trout.
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About the Captain

Ben Orr
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
57 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
Captain Ben Orr grew up fishing off the shores of Traverse City, where he learned everything there is to know about fishing on Lake Michigan. His earliest memories are of him fishing the bay with his father and watching him reel in giant Trout and King Salmon. By the age of 18, he had finally saved up enough money to buy his first boat. Capt. Ben began taking friends and family out on the lake until he found his stride and got really good at guiding trips and putting people on fish. After 5 years, he finally decided it was time to start his own charter business. Daydreamer Fishing Charters was founded and the rest is history! He loves meeting new people, teaching beginners, and watching families create lasting memories on his boat. Capt. Ben invites you to leave all your cares at the dock and come enjoy an unforgettable adventure on Lake Michigan with Daydreamer Fishing Charters!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Whitefish (Lake) Whitefish (Lake)

Boat Specs

Tiara (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 350HP Twin big blocks engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Evening trip with Captain Ron and Daydreamer Charter.
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Friendly captain
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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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Jason K.
Mount Pleasant, MI
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Mid-Day Excursion

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Late AM) on August 6, 2021
My parents were up in Michigan visiting for their vacation so we booked a mid-day trip with Captain Ben. The day before he...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Ben

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Late AM) on June 7, 2021
Such a fun experience! Trout were biting as fast as Captain Ben could keep up with helping us real them in! We had a great...
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Traverse City, MI
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Amazing Trip Out on the Bay!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Evening) on July 1, 2021
Our charter with Daydream was amazing! Captain Ben was an absolute professional and we were able to get our limit way before...
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Craig F.
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Evening trip with Captain Ron and Daydreamer Charter.

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (Evening) on September 10, 2021
Good trip, better fish than we expected! Definitely will be using Daydreamer charter again!
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Howell, MI
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Half day evening trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (Evening) on September 3, 2021
Great trip! Took my two boys who are 8 & 14, we all caught huge fish and had a great time!
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FAQs about Daydreamer Fishing Charters

Daydreamer Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Evening) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Late AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Fall trout fishing (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Daydreamer Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Daydreamer Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tips are always appreciated!)

Daydreamer Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay )

Daydreamer Fishing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Daydreamer Fishing Charters include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Whitefish (Lake)