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Northern Michigan Steelhead & Brown Trout


Fish With Jim Outfitters offers quality river fishing trips in Northwest Lower Michigan.  We offer trip options from our river boat in the Jordan River for Steelhead and Brown Trout.


Jordan River Float TripJordan River Float Trips

Come float the beautiful Jordan River with Fish With Jim Outfitters out of our 14' Stealth Craft Stealth Raft.  We offer full day options from Graves Crossing to Lake Charlevoix using float fishing and conventional fishing methods.  We have trip options for advanced anglers with good success rates.


The Jordan River is 25 miles long in the northwestern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan.  The Jordan's headwaters rise from springs in the upper Jordan River Valley northeast of Mancelona and flows into Lake Charlevoix at East Jordan.  The Jordan is the largest tributary of Lake Charlevoix and was the first river to be designated in Michigan's Natural Rivers Program.


Jordan River Steelhead GuideSteelhead Fishing - Nov 15 - Dec 20 & April

Fishing the Jordan River can be a challenging game with high rewards.  The wild river is full of amazing holes that are extremely hard to access without a boat.  Typically around November 15, decent numbers of Steelhead enter the river to feed on the eggs of the spawning salmon.  We fish the fall steelhead run on the Jordan River from November 15 - December 20.  It is common to catch resident trophy brown trout when fishing the Jordan River during the Steelhead season.




Jordan River Brown Trout GuideBrown Trout Fishing - Last Saturday in April - May

The highlight of our spring river season is targeting the resident Trophy Brown Trout.  From the Trout Opener (Last Saturday in April) to Late May we offer conventional fishing for Trophy Brown Trout.


Booking a float trip for steelhead and Brown Trout on the Jordan River with Fish With Jim Outfitters ensures that you will be on the right area of the river and using the right fish catching technique to have a successful day.



Jordan River Float Trip

$350 - 1 Fisherman for 7 Hours

add $200 for the second angler


Call 248-252-1277 for details.

Trip Details


Time: April - Late May and November 15 - December 20

License: Purchase a Michigan Fishing License for $10 daily.  Click Here

What To Bring: We recommend you bring the following items to make your trip as enjoyable as possible; Food and Drinks (no alcoholic beverages are allowed).  We fish in a variety of conditions so please dress in layers.

Gratuity: Please remember your guide at the end of the day. A normal tip is 15% of the total value of your trip.

Places To Stay: There are many quality places to stay in the East Jordan/ Boyne City area.  Please contact us and we can assist you in finding a place to stay.

Float Trip Options


Full Day Float Trip Options

Graves Crossing to Webster Bridge Rd

Webster Bridge Rd to Lake Charlevoix (Sportsman’s Park in East Jordan)


We provide you with quality river fishing equipment.  We provide KingPin Center Pins on custom rods and high end spinning reels on custom rods.  All bait and tackle is included in our trips.

Jordan River Steelhead Fishing
Jordan River Float Trip

Fish With Jim Outfitters, LLC. - 5314 Kregulka Rd. - Mancelona, MI 49659

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