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Trip Details


Time: Jan - March 15

Meeting Place: We access our lakes in many places, please contact us for a meeting location.

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

Tackle: All tackle is provided at no extra cost.

Keeping Fish: Anglers may keep fish on Fish With Jim Outfitters fishing outings.  Size limits and possession limits are set by the MDNR..

Fish Cleaning: Winter fish cleaning is not available.

What To Bring: We recommend you bring the following items to make your trip as enjoyable as possible; drinks and snacks, warm clothes, boots, gloves, hat, polarized sunglasses, camera and a cooler for your catch.

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 Traverse City Area.  Please contact us and we can assist you in finding a place to stay.

Northern Michigan Ice Fishing


Fish With Jim Outfitters offers Ice Fishing Trips on the most productive Inland Lakes that Northern Michigan has to offer.  Our mobile guide service will give your group the best possible fishing trip by being on the best bite and the best ice conditions.  Come catch some of Northern Michigan's game fish through the ice including; Lake Trout, Splake, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Perch, Burbot, Whitefish, Cisco and more in Northern Michigan's inland lakes.  Fish With Jim Outfitters frequently ice fishes many lakes in the Northwest Lower Michigan.  We provide your group everything needed to enjoy a day out on the ice including safe transportation, heated shanty, electronics, rods, tackle and bait.


Safe Transportation


If transportation is needed, Fish With Jim Outfitters provides the safest ice fishing transportation with our Argo 8X8's or our SnowDog. Our Argo's are outfitted with heated cabins, tracks, winch, all the power, maneuverability and light ride to safely travel the frozen lakes. Even if the ice lets you down, our Argos will keep going with its amphibious capability.  The tracks propels the Argo through the water until, when the ice is thick enough, it can claw its way back out, keeping you safe and mobile.



Permanent Shanties


Banks Outdoors Stump 4

For the 2021 ice season Fish With Jim has added 2 banks outdoors Stump 4 Ice Houses.  Each of the Stump 4 shanties can accommodate 2 anglers.  The Stump 4 features a heater, fish finder, rods, tip ups and a foam Floor Mat keeping you separated from the ice.  The stump 4 has a built in ski base and rigid hitch, transitioning the Stump 4 Ice from frozen water to land has never been easier.




Portable Shanties


Currently Fish With Jim Outfitters has 4 Eagle Claw DX200 and 2 Eagle Claw 6500 Wide House shanties that can accommodate 2 anglers per shanty.  We provide propane heaters, Marcum LX Series Electronics, an array of rods featuring the in-line style reel from Eagle Claw, all the required fishing tackle and all the necessary bait.


Our Semi-Guided Trip option is for those who have the equipment and still want to be on the fish!  Follow us or hitch a ride out to the fishing grounds.  We will be available to help you make sure your day goes as planned!



Fully Guided Trips

1/2 Day $149 - Per Fisherman for 4 Hours

Full Day $199 - Per Fisherman for 7 hours


We have a capacity of up to 16 fully guided fisherman per day.


Requests of specific lakes requires Full Day option and a 4 person minimum.


Semi-Guided Trips

$99 - Per Fisherman


Call 248-252-1277 for details.

Ice Fishing Northern Michigan
Ice Fishing Lake Trout
Ice Fishing Higgins Lake
Ice Fishing Lake Charlevoix


Where We Fish


Fish With Jim Outfitters ice fishes many of the Inland Lakes in the Northwest Lower Michigan area.

Bear Lake is a 316 acre lake that is very clear and has a max depth of 60 feet. It is located just east of Grayling off of M-72.    Bear Lake produces great catches of Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Perch during the ice fishing season.


Burt Lake is a 17,120 acre lake that is located 30 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge.  The lake is approximately 10 miles long from north to south, about 5 miles at its widest, and 73 feet (at its deepest.  Burt Lake produces mixed bag catches of Burbot, Walleye, Ciscot and Perch during the ice fishing season.


Lake Skegemog is a 2,561 acre lake that is located east of Traverse City off of M-72.  Lake Skegmog is part of the Northwest Michigan Chain O'Lakes and produces Perch and Northern Pike during the ice fishing season.

Thumb Lake is a 484 acre lake that has three distinct basins with a max depth of just over 100 ft.  It is located just east of Boyne Falls.  Thumb Lake also know as Lake Louise produces great catches of Splake and Perch during the ice fishing season.

Thumb Lake Ice Fishing
Ice Fishing Bear Lake
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Torch Lake and Grand Traverse Bay do not freeze annually but, In the event they do have safe ice, we do extend our ice fishing trips to these destinations.  We target Perch, Lake Trout, Whitefish, Burbot and Cisco.

Lake Charlevoix is the third largest lake in Michigan with a surface area of over 17,200 acres and 56 miles of shoreline. The maximum depth in the main basin is 122 feetand in the south arm, 58 feet. Lake Charlevoix is located in Northwest Lower Michigan between Charlevoix, East Jordan and Boyne City.  Lake Charlevoix produces trophy Cisco, Lake Trout, Walleye, Perch and Pike during the ice fishing season.

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