Fishing with Kids

sunny day child holding fish

Fishing with Kids  East Grand Traverse Bay is an excellent place to get kids out fishing and Megabite Fishing Charters Traverse City takes extreme pride in helping youngsters reel in big fish. We are honored to take families out for memories that will last a lifetime. Our US Coast Guard Licensed Captains do an excellent job of making sure young anglers are always feeling comfortable out on the water. Some people may think its extra work to have kids out on the boat but we absolutely love to share our passion with the little ones. On our fishing trips, kids… Read More »

Lifecycle of a King Salmon

Introducing King Salmon to the Great Lakes Have you ever wondered how the non-native King Salmon were introduced to the Great Lakes? Native to the North Pacific Ocean, King Salmon were introduced to the Great Lakes in order to control a substantially high Alewife population. Beaches up and down the coast were covered with dead Alewives, and because King Salmon are such aggressive feeders, they were introduced to control the situation. The Department of Natural Resources implemented a Salmon stocking program called a “hatchery” to essentially farm Salmon for release into our native waters.  A side benefit to the introduction… Read More »

Spring Lake Trout Fishing in Traverse City

Spring Trout Fishing Traverse City

Spring Lake Trout Fishing is the Best! Spring Lake Trout Fishing in Traverse City is just around the corner and we are itching to get the boats back in the water to start chasing fish! This is hands down my favorite time of year to catch these Lake Trout because it takes brains and brawn to reel them in.  Lake Temperatures  In the spring, water temps are often so cold that Lake Trout are up in the shallows in anywhere from 10-50 feet of water. Shallow water lake trout fishing can be an absolute riot. Some may argue that lake… Read More »

Mega Bite Traverse City Fishing Charters Catch & Cook Recipes

Catch & Cook Mega Bite Traverse City

      Northern Michigan Freshwater Fish are a Delicacy   A charter fishing trip with Mega Bite Traverse City Fishing Charters often results in catching a plethora of fish! Varieties caught include Lake Trout, King Salmon, Coho Salmon and on occasion Ciscoes, Brown Trout, and Freshwater Drum as well. Many of our customers wonder what we do with the non-Salmon fish, particularly Lake Trout they catch.  They have been mislead to believe Northern Michigan Lake Trout and other smaller varieties of fish are greasy and oily. This was once true, but has since changed due the introduction of the… Read More »