Fishing Traverse City
When it comes to Traverse City fishing, no one has you covered more than Big Kahuna Charters. With a boat in each bay and 20 tournament wins, Big Kahuna is your source for some of the best fishing in Traverse City.
Want to fish West Bay? Our M-22 location is just before Elmwood Marina, about 1.5 miles northwest of downtown Traverse City. There, you’ll hop on to our 37-foot yacht, Big Kahuna, or the 27-foot Big Kahuna II. Throw your coolers, tackle, and kiddos on board and don your life jackets! West Bay waters are about 600 feet deep. Before you know it, you’ll be fishing Traverse City with the best in the business.
Over on East Bay, the 33-foot Pisces and 36-foot Savage Queen will carry you on your search for lake trout, brown trout, steelhead, and salmon. Take your pick of a half-day or full-day charter to reel in the most fish you’ve ever seen. Luckily, we’ll clean every last fish for you before you head home.
There’s no doubt that Grand Traverse Bay provides the best fishing in Traverse City. Three of the four sides of the bay are protected by land, keeping the waters calm and the boat rides comfortable. It also makes your fishing trip longer because we can start fishing sooner -- we cast our reels within two miles of the harbor.
With a team of captains and first mates like these, there’s no wonder that we’ve won five Big Jon Salmon Classics and been seen on sport fishing programs airing across the country on NBC, CBS and Fox. We’ve honed our skills in competition and keep our boats stocked with the latest equipment in order to make sure you have a great Traverse City fishing experience.