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Address: 930 Avenue B, Traverse City, MI 49686-3556
Phone Number: +1 231-218-5176
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We operate fishing charters around the greater Grand Traverse Bay area...

We operate fishing charters around the greater Grand Traverse Bay area including fishing East and West Grand Traverse Bays. Fishing Lake Michigan from ports located in Leland and Frankfort. With over 15 years of professional fishing experience, we welcome families and anglers of all skill levels to enjoy and experience the waters that we have grown up boating and fishing on.

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Fantastic experience- spoiled for life!

My husband and I had the pleasure of doing an evening trip 9/17 with Captain Ben on the Daydreamer! Within the first hour we had a large Coho Salmon and a 15-20 lb King Salmon on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
Pam W
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of doing an evening trip 9/17 with Captain Ben on the Daydreamer! Within the first hour we had a large Coho Salmon and a 15-20 lb King Salmon on board! One salmon got away- We continued with a Cisco and another King. Decided to switch to Lake Trout which happened quickly and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This family of four had never been out on the big lake and thought fishing would add a fun twist. Was it ever! The boat was well maintained and clean. It was a warm, windy and wavy day, but the fish still kept coming in. Since we weren't experienced fisherman, Cap'n Ben explained to us many things about the equipment,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great evening trip on the Daydreamer. The boat is awesome and the views are spectacular. Oh yeah, Captain Ben... HE IS THE MAN!

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Thank Kevin A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Our kids had a lot of fun reeling in the big fish and watching them fillet them. It was a great beginner experience. The crew worked very hard to find us fish. Prices seemed reasonable but I do wish it was less expensive for this family of 5 ($450/4hours/4fish) BUT we are very happy we did it & very happy... More 

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1 Thank Pinkmia
Mt. Pleasant
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Family of four with very little fishing background and we had a fantastic experience! We booked the 5:30am charter. Our girls, 16 & 13, were not excited initially on the departure time but it worked out very good! Capt. Ben is very knowledgeable and took time to explain everything and answer any questions we had. We had up to 8... More 

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1 Thank Scott C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great time fishing with Ben. Family of 6 with 2 teens and 2 young children, all had a good time and Ben was very accommodating. Fishing started slow for everyone on the lake but Ben worked hard to get us on fish. Ended the day with 10.

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1 Thank Cliff H
Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We went with Ben and his boat for our charter fishing trip last weekend. We left at 5pm and didn't really see much fish until we moved north a bit. Then we started hitting lake trout. Eventually we almost limited out, but then the last fish we hit it big - a 25 lb. King Salmon. What a fighter! I... More 

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Brownsburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Last night my 2 daughters and their husbands,and the old man went fishing with .Cap't Ben. It was not the first charter trip with the girls, but the first with their husbands. cap't Ben's boat is top notch, with all the latest bells and whistles. His tackle is first rate, as well as his personality. He makes you feel right... More 

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3 Thank oneyedjim
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

I was looking for a great fishing charter experience for my family and was not disappointed. This is a great charter service run by Capt Ben, who is very responsive and easy to get a hold of. Tripadvisor did not steer me wrong with this one. We had perfect weather, maxed out our limit on Lake Trout and watched them... More 

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Liberty, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Wow, you can't go wrong hitting the water with Captain Ben! He put us on the fish early and had several double ups keeping us busy catching the whole time. Very knowledgable, friendly, top knotch boat and gear, and a wonderful trip was had by all.

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