Prime Time Fishing Charters

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5517 US 31 N
Traverse City MI, United States

Prime Time Fishing Charters offer half and full day fishing charters on Lake Michigan and the Grand Traverse Bays from April to October. Their 30 ft Sportcraft, ‘Prime Time’, is well suited to charter fishing, with a 10 ft beam and a spacious cockpit to accommodate up to six anglers. The boat is equipped with modern marine electronics to ensure your trip is both safe and successful.

Prime Time Fishing Charters are based in Traverse City, which gives them easy access to the Traverse Bays and Lake Michigan. Here, the Lake Trout fishery is good all season long, and Salmon fishing is excellent from mid August to early October. They fish both the grand Traverse Bays to make sure you are always in the best place to catch fish.

All tackle and equipment is included in the price of charter trips, although guests are responsible for bringing their own Michigan fishing license with them on the trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout
Salmon

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 300HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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
Checks

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

About the Captain

Jerry Walkowiak
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
Member since March 2016
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Capt. Jerry has been fishing the Great Lakes for over 25 years. He likes to use the experience he's built up over this time to show you some great fishing and a good time!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.86 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews

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Outstanding.  I never saw anyone work as hard to put us on fish. Very personable with a sense of humor.  A true professional.!

Fished September 18, 2018
Jerry Walkowiak (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 19, 2018

Glad you had fun. Thanks for fishing with us.

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The best experience anyone could imagine would do it again in a heartbeat

Fished September 13, 2018
Jerry Walkowiak (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 13, 2018

Thanks again!

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4 of us enjoyed the morning with Captain Jerry.  He was prompt, professional and he had a very nice and clean boat.  The Captain came across as a very humble hard working gentleman that was a pleasure to be with.  He turned our 10 fish into nice filets sending us home with airtight ziplocks.  You will enjoy your time with Captain Jerry.

Fished September 8, 2018
Jerry Walkowiak (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 10, 2018

Thanks for fishing with us. Hope to see you again.

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