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Michigan Fishing Areas

Angling Destinations Weather Fish Species
April 20 2024


Michigan Fishing Areas


Michigan is one of the best destinations for fishing enthusiasts in the United States, with a variety of species and gorgeous angling locations. Some of the most popular fishing spots in the state include Lake St. Clair, the Grand River, and the Pere Marquette River.

There are various types of fish found in Michigan's waters, including walleye, salmon, bass, pike, and trout. The best times of year to fish in Michigan depend on the species you want to catch, as well as the location. The spring and fall seasons are usually the best for fly fishing, while summer is ideal for bass fishing.

The average seasonal temperatures in Michigan can range from the 50s in the fall to the 80s in the summer.

When it comes to bait and lures, it all depends on the type of fish you're trying to catch. Some common recommendations include using live bait like worms or minnows for trout and salmon, while artificial lures like crankbaits and jigs are better for bass and pike.

Interesting fishing facts about Michigan include the fact that it has over 11,000 inland lakes and hundreds of miles of Great Lakes shoreline, making it one of the top fishing destinations in the country. Additionally, Michigan is home to the world's largest freshwater fish, the Lake Sturgeon, which can weigh over 200 pounds!

Location State Fish Habitat
40th Street Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Alberta Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Anna River
Michigan Rainbow Trout
Au Gres River
Michigan
Austin Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Avery Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Baptist Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bar Lake - Lake Michigan - Bar Lake Outlet
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Belleville Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Betsie Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Channel Catfish
Big Fish Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish
Big Sable River
Michigan King Salmon, Brown Trout
Bishop Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Brook Trout
Black River
Michigan Brook Trout, Brown Trout
Blanch Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike
Boardman Lake
Michigan Rock Bass, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye
Boardman River
Michigan Rainbow Trout
Boot Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Northern Pike, Walleye
Bostwick Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Brevoort Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Northern Pike, Walleye
Bright Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Green Sunfish, Rainbow Trout
Brimley Bay
Michigan King Salmon, Pink Salmon
Bruin Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish
Burchfield Park Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Camp Seven Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Carter Lake At Thelma Spencer Park
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Cass Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Cass River
Michigan
Castle Rock Ponds
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Cedar Island Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Northern Pike
Cedar River
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye
Central Park Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Northern Pike
Cheboygan River
Michigan Rainbow Trout
Chilson Impoundment
Michigan Bluegill, Northern Pike, Redear Sunfish
Cooke Dam Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Copper Harbor
Michigan Splake
Cornwall Creek Flooding
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Cox Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brook Trout
Crater Lake Fishing Access
Michigan
Crotched Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish
Dead Stream Flooding
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Deer Lake Basin
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brook Trout
Deerfield County Park Swimming Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Dickinson Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Duck Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Dumont Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish
East Arm Grand Traverse Bay
Michigan Smallmouth Bass
East Branch Au Gres River
Michigan
Elk River
Michigan Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Fife Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Fine Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Firefighters' Park Lakes
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Fish Cam
Michigan
Fishing Peir
Michigan
Fishing Terrace
Michigan
Flat River
Michigan Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Steelhead
Fleming Drain
Michigan Northern Pike, Redear Sunfish
Fletcher Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike
Foote Dam (Au Sable River)
Michigan Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye
Ford River
Michigan Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Brown Trout, Walleye
Fourmile Pond
Michigan Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye
Gene Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish
Georgetown Lakes
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Glory Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Golden Rod Beech Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Grand River (Eaton Rapids)
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, King Salmon, Green Sunfish, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye
Grebe Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish
Green Bay
Michigan Smallmouth Bass, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye
Gun Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye
Haithco Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Hamlin Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, King Salmon, Walleye
Hawthorn Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Higgins Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Northern Pike, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout
Hoister Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Holloway Reservoir
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Hopkins Creek
Michigan
Hopkins Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Houghton Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Northern Pike, Walleye
House Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Hubbard Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye
Huron River-Gallup Park/Geddes Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Idlewild Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Indian Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Splake, Sturgeon, Walleye
Indian River
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye
Kalamazoo River
Michigan Rainbow Trout, Walleye
Kids Creek
Michigan
Lake Alliance
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Lake Antoine
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Burbot, Black Crappie, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Lake Arcadia (Public Fishing Dock At Grebe Park)
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Trout
Lake Besser
Michigan Green Sunfish
Lake Cadillac
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Lake Charlevoix
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Lake Dubonnet
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead
Lake Fanny Hooe
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye
Lake Gerald (Twin Lakes)
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Lake Huron
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Lake Leelanau
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill
Lake Minnawanna
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish
Lake Ottawa
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Lake Ovid
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Green Sunfish
Lake Superior
Michigan King Mackerel, Blue Marlin, White Shark, Paddlefish
Lake Tillatoba
Michigan
Lake To The Hills
Michigan Largemouth Bass
Lake Winyah
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye
Lime Kiln Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Little Pine Island Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Lloyd's Bayou
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Longnose Gar
Log Mark Rest Stop Canoe And Fishing Landing
Michigan
Londo Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike
Manistique Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Walleye
Maybury Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Moccasin Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Brook Trout
Motz Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Mullett Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye
Muskallonge Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Bullhead, Tiger Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike
O'Brien Lake Access
Michigan
Otter Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Peavy Pond
Michigan
Pere Marquette River
Michigan Brown Trout
Petes Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Pine River
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Northern Pike, Brown Trout, Walleye
Pinnebog River
Michigan Common Carp, Rainbow Trout
Prickett Reservoir
Michigan
Quarry Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Rapid River
Michigan
Rockland Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Saginaw Bay
Michigan
Shakey Lakes
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish
Skeels Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye
Sparks Park Urban Fishery
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Sprinkler Lake Access Site
Michigan
St. Hubert Angler Parking
Michigan
St. Mary's River
Michigan
Suicide Bend Fishing Site
Michigan
Tahquamenon River (Dollarville Dam)
Michigan Brown Trout, Walleye
Thunder Lake
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye
Tomahawk Creek Flooding
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Twin Falls Flowage
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Walleye
Washago Pond
Michigan Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
West Arm Grand Traverse Bay
Michigan Smallmouth Bass, Lake Whitefish
West Higgins Lake Drive Road End Access
Michigan
Whirlpool Angler Access
Michigan

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