Northern Michigan Guided Fishing

🎣 Ready for an epic fishing adventure in Traverse City, Michigan? Join our guided fishing service, offering excursions within an hour of Traverse City.

🌊 Specializing in trout fishing, whether you’re into fly fishing or gear fishing, we’ve got you covered. Explore renowned trout streams like the Boardman and Manistee River, the au Sable in Grayling, and the Jordan River near Charlevoix on our float trips.

❄️ Don’t miss our winter ice fishing on Lake Skegemog for perch and pike. And in the fall, experience the thrill of salmon fishing on the Big Manistee River or catch perch, Atlantic salmon, and more on Torch Lake.

☀️ In summer, enjoy pan fishing trips or try nighttime hex and mouse fishing for trophy brown trout.

🛶 We provide all gear and tackle; just bring your comforts, a valid Michigan fishing license, and sunglasses.

🍽️ Upgrade your experience with a hot lunch on full-day trips for an extra fee.

Book now for an unforgettable fishing experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Ice Fishing-Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 31 - Mar 1
    US $275
    Targeted fish
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    Pan Fishing-Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    US $375
    ?? **Experience the Ultimate Summer Pan Fishing Adventure with Us!** ?? Are you ready to savor the serene beauty of summer mornings and evenings while reeling in prized bluegill and perch? Look no further! Our premier Fishing Guide Service invites you to embark on unforgettable pan fishing expeditions in the tranquil waters near Traverse City, where the sun-kissed days and starlit nights set the perfect stage for angling bliss.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
  • Private trip
    Perch/Atlantic Salmon-Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 30
    US $275
    At Grateful Guide Service, we invite you to immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and abundant fishing opportunities of Torch Lake, Northern Michigan's hidden gem. With a passion for angling and a commitment to exceptional service, we specialize in providing unforgettable perch and Atlantic salmon fishing experiences for anglers of all skill
    Targeted fish
    Burbot
    Burbot
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
    Salmon (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Salmon
  • Private trip
    Salmon Fishing-Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 25 - Oct 15
    US $275
    ? Experience the thrill of fall salmon fishing on the majestic Big Manistee River with our premier guide service! ? Our expert guides utilize top-of-the-line equipment and cutting-edge electronics to ensure you stay on the fish all day long. ⚓️ Cruise in comfort and style aboard our quality 16-foot jet sled, perfectly suited for navigating the river's twists and turns. ?️ With meticulously cured baits and seasoned expertise, we guarantee an unforgettable fishing adventure tailored to your preferences.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing for Trout-One Person
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    US $700
    ? Night Fishing Adventure with Grateful Guide Service in Northern Michigan ? Join us for an unforgettable night fishing experience for brown trout under the starlit skies! No experience required – our expert guides from Grateful Guide Service have you covered. ? **Time:** from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM, starting May 1. ? **Dress Warm:** - Layer up with thermal clothing. - Bring a warm hat and gloves for chilly nights. - Don't forget your valid state of Michigan fishing license
    Targeted fish
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    Trout Fishing Fly/Gear-Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 30
    US $350
    ? **Explore the Majestic Rivers of Northern Michigan with Our Premier Fishing Guide Service** ? Embark on a journey of angling excellence with our top-tier Fishing Guide Service, offering unparalleled adventures on the pristine rivers of Northern Michigan. With a passion for fishing and a dedication to providing exceptional experiences, we specialize in guiding anglers through the abundant waters of renowned rivers such as the Au Sable, Manistee, and Boardman
    Targeted fish
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    Ice Fishing-Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 31 - Mar 1
    US $450
    Targeted fish
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing For Trout
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 25
    US $450
    Mousing or hex fishing. The trip will start around 8:30 pm and we usualy fish until 2:30 am depending upon the situation. All equipment and flies are provided. Dress for cool weather as temps drop at night. A michigan fishing licence is required.
    Targeted fish
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    Pan Fishing-Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    US $450
    ?? **Experience the Ultimate Summer Pan Fishing Adventure with Us!** ?? Are you ready to savor the serene beauty of summer mornings and evenings while reeling in prized bluegill and perch? Look no further! Our premier Fishing Guide Service invites you to embark on unforgettable pan fishing expeditions in the tranquil waters near Traverse City, where the sun-kissed days and starlit nights set the perfect stage for angling bliss. Perfect for all ages.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
  • Private trip
    Perch /Atlantic Salmon-Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 30
    US $450
    At Grateful Guide Service, we invite you to immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and abundant fishing opportunities of Torch Lake, Northern Michigan's hidden gem. With a passion for angling and a commitment to exceptional service, we specialize in providing unforgettable perch and Atlantic salmon fishing experiences for anglers of all ages!
    Targeted fish
    Burbot
    Burbot
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
    Salmon (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Salmon
  • Private trip
    Salmon Fishing-Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 28 - Oct 15
    US $450
    ? Experience the thrill of fall salmon fishing on the majestic Big Manistee River with our premier guide service! ? Our expert guides utilize top-of-the-line equipment and cutting-edge electronics to ensure you stay on the fish all day long. ⚓️ Cruise in comfort and style aboard our quality 16-foot jet sled, perfectly suited for navigating the river's twists and turns. ?️ With meticulously cured baits and seasoned expertise, we guarantee an unforgettable fishing adventure tailored to your preferences.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Trout Fishing Fly/Gear-Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 30
    US $450
    ? **Explore the Majestic Rivers of Northern Michigan with Our Premier Fishing Guide Service** ? Embark on a journey of angling excellence with our top-tier Fishing Guide Service, offering unparalleled adventures on the pristine rivers of Northern Michigan. With a passion for fishing and a dedication to providing exceptional experiences, we specialize in guiding anglers through the abundant waters of renowned rivers such as the Au Sable, Manistee, and Boardman.
    Targeted fish
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
33%
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Night Fishing

VERIFIED   Night Fishing For Trout on July 30, 2023
Though the fish weren’t biting, my son and I had a great time. We were close a few times but they got away. The experience...
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Celeste R.
Buckley, Michigan
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Fish on!

Night Fishing For Trout on June 23, 2023
What a great fishing experience with Casey! When I got there, he was already there loaded up and ready to go. He took the time...
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Chris M.
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Night Trip – Brown Trout on August 1, 2021
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FAQs about Northern Michigan Guided Fishing

Northern Michigan Guided Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $275 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Ice Fishing-Half Day (4 hours)
  • US $275 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - Pan Fishing-Half Day (4 hours)
  • US $275 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Perch/Atlantic Salmon-Half Day (4 hours)
  • US $275 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Salmon Fishing-Half Day (4 hours)
  • US $350 per person - Night Fishing for Trout-One Person (7 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Trout Fishing Fly/Gear-Half Day (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Ice Fishing-Full Day (7 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Night Fishing For Trout (7 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Pan Fishing-Full Day (7 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Perch /Atlantic Salmon-Full Day (7 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Salmon Fishing-Full Day (7 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Trout Fishing Fly/Gear-Full Day (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Northern Michigan Guided Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Northern Michigan Guided Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Northern Michigan Guided Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Northern Michigan Guided Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Northern Michigan Guided Fishing include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon
  • Salmon (Atlantic)
  • Sunfish

Meet the Captain

Casey Richarson
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
3 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
I have been fishing my whole life. In 2016 I made it my career. I take pride and creating an unforgettable experience every time I'm on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat specs

Stealthcraft (Jet boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 40HP Mercury 60/40 jet engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
D-rings to strap down wheelchair in front of boat

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks

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