Prime Time Fishing Charters

(23) In demand!

Join Prime Time Fishing Charters for an unforgettable fishing experience out of Traverse City. They specialize in half and full day fishing charters on Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay from April to October.

Their 30’ Sportcraft, “Prime Time,” is powered by twin 300 HP Mercruiser engines. It’s well suited to charter fishing, with a 10’ beam and a spacious cockpit to accommodate up to 6 anglers. The boat is equipped with modern marine electronics to ensure your trip is both safe and successful.

Being based in Traverse City gives Captain Jerry easy access to Grand Traverse Bay 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 arms of the Grand Traverse Bay to make sure you are always in the best place to catch fish.

All tackle and equipment are included in the price of any given trip, but you’ll need to bring your own Michigan fishing license with you for the trip. Capt. Jerry will take care of the rest, and will even clean and bag your catch after the trip. For the best experience, be sure to bring a pair of polarized sunglasses and some sunscreen. Come on down to Traverse City and make your angling dreams come true!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Even a shorter trip to Grand Traverse Bay means a lot of fishing. You'll be going after Trout and Salmon to your heart's content.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Midday)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Fishing in Traverse City is also great in the afternoon hours. This trip will have you trolling along Grand Traverse Bay for Salmon and Trout.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Light Tackle
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 Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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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Captain Jerry Walkowiak has been fishing the Great Lakes for over two decades. His goal on every trip is to use the experience he's built up over the years to show you some great fishing and an unforgettable time to boot! He's more than happy to accommodate anglers of all preferences and skill levels.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Time on the water with my Dad is priceless.
We definitely had a Prime Time!
We definitely had a Prime Time!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Dan D.
New Lenox, IL
 5.00
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Half day pm trip

VERIFIED   August 3, 2018
The captain and crew were friendly and knowledgeable. Boat was nice and clean.  We did a pm four hour trip and once we...
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Sara T.
Traverse City, MI
 5.00
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We definitely had a Prime Time!

VERIFIED   NEW  June 30, 2019
Captain Jerry was outstanding. The fish were a little stubborn but Jerry worked tirelessly to make sure we caught some and...
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Daniel G.
Traverse City, MI
 5.00
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6-10 am trip with Captain Jerry

VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
Had a great time on the bay with my son and Capt Jerry. My son is 8 and this was his first charter experience. We had a beautiful...
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John P.
Novi, MI
 5.00
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Fishing with Jerry

VERIFIED   NEW  July 13, 2019
Great time fishing was good. Excellent time with Jerry and Taylor
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Phil H.
Dayton, OH
 5.00
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Fishing with Jerry

VERIFIED   NEW  June 22, 2019
Captain Jerry is a great guy, highly recommend!
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