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Daydreamer Fishing Charters

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930 Avenue B, Traverse City, MI 49686-3556
+1 231-218-5176
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Outstanding experience with Capt Ben

We went out at 5:30am and had a fantastic morning of fishing with Captain Ben. The 5 of us each... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Yes, book with Capt Ben!

Our family of 4 went on an evening excursion in search of lake trout and salmon. We scored big on... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Natalie L
Geneva, Switzerland
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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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930 Avenue B, Traverse City, MI 49686-3556
+1 231-218-5176
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went out at 5:30am and had a fantastic morning of fishing with Captain Ben. The 5 of us each caught our limit of lake trout, and they were sizable. Captain Ben also conveyed to us a lot about fishing in the Great Lakes. When...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Our family of 4 went on an evening excursion in search of lake trout and salmon. We scored big on the trout, but not so much on the salmon. Oh well! It was a great time and just the memory we wanted to have with...More

Thank Natalie L
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This was the best part of our trip. We went out with Capitan Ben at 5PM. We had our first hit around 6pm. We ending the night with our limit of lake trout. You will not regret paying the money for this adventure. I was...More

Thank heather F
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Pam W
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....More

1  Thank 709whitneym
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!

1  Thank Kevin A
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...More

2  Thank Pinkmia
Reviewed 5 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...More

1  Thank Scott C
Reviewed 21 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...More

1  Thank Cliff H
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...More

4  Thank laduke09
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30 March 2017|
Response from Daydreamer5176 | Property representative |
Yes we are definitely open! The fishing is very good all season long. I usually recommend booking your trip as soon as you know your dates. If you are going to be in town for a week then it's not as important to book early... More
7 January 2017|
Response from Daydreamer5176 | Property representative |
We will definitely be catching Lake trout and the Salmon will be hit and miss yet. Always a chance to hit a couple but the main run is usually picking up mid August.
Steve M
11 June 2016|
Response from Daydreamer5176 | Property representative |
Sorry we only have trout fishing in the spring. And we do not have enough pike or muskie to target them and be successful.