Michigan Fishing Destinations

Carter Lake At Thelma Spencer Park

Black Crappie Black Sea Bass Bluegill and 2 more species

Carter Lake, located within the Thelma Spencer Park Fishing Area in Michigan, is known for its diverse fish population, including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and northern pike. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and picnicking. Fishing tips include using live bait or soft plastic baits, and fishing around weed beds and underwater structures. The best time of year to visit for fishing is during the spring and fall seasons, when temperatures range from 50-70°F. Get driving directions.

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Fish Species

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Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.

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Black sea bass are hermaphrodites; most begin their lives as females and change to males.

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Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.

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The northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.