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Address: 415 Cass St., Traverse City, MI 49617-9716
Phone Number: 877-442-4294
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Description: Fish East and West Grand Traverse Bays and area inland lakes for trophy...
Fish East and West Grand Traverse Bays and area inland lakes for trophy smallmouth bass from the comfort of a fully-rigged Ranger Z-520 bass boat with Michigan native, Captain Ben Wolfe. We use only artificial baits, utilizing the latest in tournament-proven techniques. Come and experience the thrill of this world-class smallmouth fishery. USCG licensed, inspected and insured.
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Great experience for my daughter's 16th Birthday

And yes, that is what she asked for...for her 16th Birthday last year, Natalie really wanted to go fishing and that we did! Captain Ben knows where to go and when. He's so well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Julie C
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

And yes, that is what she asked for...for her 16th Birthday last year, Natalie really wanted to go fishing and that we did! Captain Ben knows where to go and when. He's so well versed with the lakes and streams in Michigan that all you need to do is show up with a great attitude and he will make sure... More 

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Green Cove Springs, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We came up from Florida to visit friends and had booked a full day trip with Traverse City Bass. This was our first trip to Michigan and my first trophy smallmouth bass fishing. Now I’ve fished with some great guides from Panama, to Key West to Lake Toho, but none have compared to this trip. This was by far the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I fished with Captain Ben last year for the first time and had an awesome time. I've worked with other guides and charters over the years Ben's the best of the bunch...period. He knows the water and works to get you on the fish. He does it right. (As an added benefit, he makes a really good cup of coffee.)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Spent a full day with Capt. Ben, he greeted us with coffee and spoke about what the day would be like. In no time we were on the water at Platte Lake and in no time we had our first small mouth in the boat. Capt. Ben had all of the gear ready for us, he instructed on how to... More 

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Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

My brother and I had a great time catching smallmouth bass with Ben! This guy really knows his stuff! He knows the waters and techniques to put you on fish and to catch them. His equipment is excellent and easy to use and I am looking forward to being on the water with him again soon. Ben is also a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

I have fished with Capt. Ben many times over the last few years and always had a great time.Last year I had the pleasure of bringing my brother up to fish with Capt. Ben and we have been looking forward to returning ever since. Capt. Ben stays current on the newest techniques used by the pro's and his knowledge of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

I’ve been fishing with Captain Ben for a couple of years now. Every time we get out on the water, it’s tons of fun with lots of laughter. I feel that Captain Ben really knows his fishery well. He’s always managed to put me on fish. He even got my girlfriend to fish! I always learn a lot, and am... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

We had a wonderful experience bass fishing with Captain Ben on Traverse City’s East Bay. It was a great time for family bonding with my teenage children, plus Captain Ben baited all my daughters hooks and released the multitudes of small mouth bass she caught so I could actually spend time catching fish myself for once! As a guide he... More 

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