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Traverse City ranked "3rd Best Fishing Town in America" by Field & Stream (Feb.2008)

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Fly Fishing in Traverse City

Fly Rod & Reel magazine has listed Traverse City as one of its "12 Top Fly-Fishing Retirement Towns." Together with such spots as Key West, Durango and Park City, editor Jim Reilly chose Traverse City as one of a dozen "finest places for living out the dream."


So whether your dream is battling with a lake trout from a charter boat on West Grand Traverse Bay or casting a fly for steelhead or trophy trout on the Boardman River, you'll agree that Traverse City is an extraordinary place for freshwater fishing. 

Dozens of fishing charters operate out of East and West Grand Traverse Bays, Leland Harbor, and other nearby areas. During the season running from May through October, anglers fishing from the charters catch lake trout, salmon, steelhead, and brown trout.

Traverse City's Boardman River, along with the nearby AuSable, Manistee and Cedar rivers provide excellent fishing for brown trout. The lower reaches of the Boardman, where it empties into Grand Traverse Bay at Traverse City, are among the many areas enjoying spring runs of steelhead and salmon.

From Glen Lake in Leelanau County east to Antrim County’s Lake Bellaire, numerous inland lakes abound with game fish of all sizes, from bluegills to muskies.

The fishing season in Traverse City does not end with the advent of winter, as ice fishing shanties pop up on lakes and bays throughout the region.

A fishing license is required for all persons 17 and older, and they're easy to get for a day (under $10), a week, or all season. You can pay for them and print them out online at www.mdnr-elicense.com/welcome.asp. In the Traverse City area, licenses are available at K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Meijer, at most tackle shops and at some gas stations.
 

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AAA Sportfishing

Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 947-7642

Open Year Round: No

Big Kahuna Charters

13241 S.W. Bayshore Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 946-7457

Open Year Round: No

Break 'N Waves

1401 US 31 N
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231) 929-3303

Open Year Round: No

Current Works Fly Fishing Guide Service

Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231) 883-8156

Open Year Round: No

Daydreamer Charters

Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231) 218-5176

Open Year Round: No

Hawkins Outfitters

Traverse City, MI 49685
Phone: (231) 228-7135

Open Year Round: No

Norhtern Angler Fly Shop & Outfitters

426 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684

Open Year Round: No

Northern Angler Fly Shop & Outfitters

426 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 933-4730

Open Year Round: No

Ranch Rudolf Rentals

6841 Brown Bridge Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231) 947-9529

Open Year Round: No

Riverside Canoe Fishing Trips

5042 Scenic Hwy
Honor, MI 49640
Phone: (231) 325-5622

Open Year Round: No

Showtime Charters

12935 S.W. Bayshore Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 218-1495

Open Year Round: No

Sport Fish Michigan

Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: (877) 442-4294

Open Year Round: No

Traverse City Bass

Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: (800) 245-8747

Open Year Round: No

Uncommon Adventures

Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: (231) 882-5525

Open Year Round: No

Wolfe Outfitters

Beulah, MI 49683
Phone: (877) 442-4294

Open Year Round: No

Wolfe Outfitters

Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 683-1216

Open Year Round: No
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