Fishing Season: Late March until December

Grand Traverse Bay - MI

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Hawkins Outfitters's Tip of the Week

Heavy sink tips and flashy flies!!

Directions open in app

Map of Grand Traverse Bay

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Hawkins Outfitters

5-Day Outlook as of 5/16/22

Bass still deep

Techniques & Tips as of 5/16/22

sink tips

Local Species Available Late March until December

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    Lake Trout

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    carp and smallmouth

Hawkins Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Grand Traverse Bay

Grand Traverse Bay is actually two different bays. East and West bay. Both bays provide excellent fly fishing opportunities through out the year. Anglers can chase on foot, carp, smallmouth, lake-trout, and king salmon. Also anglers can work the many drop offs and shelves with sinking fly flies for the same species that are not working their way into the shallows.

Nearest Airport:

Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, MI


Best Time to Fish:

early and late

Best Stretch:

There is not one

Best Access:

Traverse City