Traverse City Charter Fishing

Captain Jeffrey Shaw Traverse City, MI Incorporated Licensed Insured

Traverse City is a fresh water fisherman’s paradise, home to one of the largest fishing fleets on Lake Michigan. Want to make the most of your day on the water? Spend the day fishing with one of the most well-respected Captains in Traverse City, no one knows these waters better than Captain Jeff Shaw!

Traverse City Charter Fishing offers professionally guided trips fishing in West Grand Traverse Bay targeting Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Whitefish, and more! The time of year, fishing technique, and your group’s preference will determine which species you’ll be targeting while out on the water, but rest assured, Captain Jeff will put you on the fish!

In addition to putting up a rod bending, adrenaline pumping fight, the local gamefish of West Grand Traverse Bay make for incredible table fare. No need to stay current with which species are in season, that’s what Captain Jeff is here for! He’ll make sure you’re only harvesting legal fish and any fish caught out of season will be safely released… After you have the chance to take a quick picture!

Captain Jeff Shaw has been fishing West Grand Traverse Bay since he was 5 years old, he’s accumulated over 45 years of fishing experience! His intimate knowledge of the feeding patterns of the local gamefish in the West Bay have earned him one of the highest success rates of any other charter around. If you’re looking to bring home a cooler full of fresh fillets, you’re in the right place!

Hit the water on the Well Adjusted, a 30ft Luhrs powered by duel 350hp engines. Captain Jeff has outfitted her with a wide range of fishing equipment to assure you the highest chances of success on your fishing trip. These include 6 electric Big Jon downriggers, 16ft outriggers, two digital graphs, and a radar, to name a few. The Well Adjusted also has a clean, private toilet on board for your convenience.

Take the guess work out of your next fishing trip and spend the day fishing West Grand Traverse Bay with an experienced, local charter! Captain Jeff and the Traverse City Charter Fishing team have earned the reputation for being one of the top charters in Traverse City, and you’re just a couple of clicks from finding out why… Book your fishing trip with Captain Jeff today!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

12691 South West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City

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Trips start at $450

2 Trips

1-6 guests

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1988 30' Sport Fisherman

350 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar



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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 10:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Trips are 4-5 hours.  $450 for up to 6 people.  We fillet and bag the fish. We supply all the fishing gear. Captain Jeff will have you hooking up on Lake Trout, King Salmon, and more! 

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 2:00pm (7 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Come aboard the Welladjusted for an action packed day fishing the west bay targeting a wide variety of species depending on the season! On our full day trips you'll test your angling skills against King Salmon, Lake Trout, and more!

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Fish Species

Brown Trout
King Salmon
Lake Trout
White Perch

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Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar


  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • Fighting Chair
  • First Mate
  • Casting Platform
  • Downriggers
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Location

  • Lake
  • Nearshore

About the Vessel


Captain Jeffrey Shaw

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

30 feet

Year Built


Engine Manufacturer

Mercury Crusader

Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

350 HP