A Traverse City native, Captain Adam Collett has fished the pristine wilderness lakes in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the flats in the Florida Keys, and trout streams in Montana…even catfish in the Mississippi! But the waters of our beloved East Bay continue to capture his heart.
Captain Collett is a adamant supporter of the Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association. He applauds the GTASFA’s efforts in meeting with the DNR to help regulate responsible fishing. A reasonable limitation on total catches per year will allow a healthy and prolific fishery to continue for decades as well as protecting our waters from invasive species.
Competitive by nature, Adam takes every charter trip as a personal challenge; yours will be no exception. A father of two, he takes particular delight in watching the spark in the eye of a child as he or she lands their first big fish. His goal is to teach the youngsters how to fish and love the water all while fishing safely and…with patience!
A former marine who fulfilled his lifelong dream to live in Traverse City, MI, Captain Craig moved to the Grand Traverse area of Northern Michigan in 1983. He started mating for Traverse City charter fishing excursions in 2006 and has extensive, successful experience fishing both East and West Grand Traverse Bay. Whether you’re after a prize catch of Salmon or Lake Trout, Craig loves (and knows how to find!) both. Teaching people how to fish is a passion for Captain Craig, and he’s exceptionally talented at showing children the ropes (lines?!). Ask him to show you the special fishing dances he has choreographed to get fish to bite!!
With a passion for perfection and for doing one’s best at all times, Captain James is highly effective as your Traverse City Charter Fishing guide. A Traverse City, MI, native, James started, owned and operated Fish On Sports. Manufacturers of high quality rod holders, radar arches and fishing towers, Captain James has a unique and valuable perspective for what it takes to make your Grand Traverse fishing charter successful and memorable. He has been fishing the East and West Bays of Grand Traverse for over 12 years and has a passion for Steelhead, with Lake Trout being a close second. The East Bay of Grand Traverse Bay has become his favorite venue for Traverse City Fishing Charters. Annually, he holds a Family Cisco Tournament, and participants receive extra points for bringing their kids and introducing them to this wonderful sport!
A native of Traverse City, MI, Captain Ron was born with a rod and reel in his hands. As a child, he spent almost every night fishing the waters of not only Grand Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan with his father, but many of our northern inland lakes. He became known for his trolling abilities on the Tournament trail! Along with his passion for putting you on a great Steelhead or Lake Trout, Ron is very skilled at a wide variety of fishing techniques, whether chasing small mouth bass or trolling for Lake Trout or King Salmon. A student at Western Michigan University, Ron is focused on preserving and protecting our northern Michigan fishery, as a Freshwater Studies major. This Traverse City native also loves hunting and playing basketball in his “not so spare” time!