Michigan Fishing Destinations

Houghton Lake

Black Crappie Bluegill Kelp Bass and 2 more species

Houghton Lake is the largest inland lake in Michigan, known for its excellent fishing opportunities. Anglers can catch a variety of fish species such as walleye, bluegill, pike, crappie, and bass. Nearby activities include swimming, boating, hiking, and camping. Fishing tips include using live bait and fishing near weed beds, drop-offs, and channels. The best time to visit is during the summer months of June, July, and August when the average temperature is around 75°F. Fall is also a great time to fish as water temperatures cool down and fish become more active. Get driving directions.

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

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The kelp bass, a member of a large group of seabasses, which inhabit the eastern Pacific, is a robust fish ...

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

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The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.