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Michigan Lakes

Michigan is home to Four of the Great Lakes and Outstanding Walleye, Salmon and Trout Fishing.  Find detailed information on Michigan Lakes, Michigan Fishing, Michigan Fishing Charters, Michigan Resorts, Lake Michigan Fishing, Michigan Lake Property, Michigan Campgrounds and More


Michigan Lakes 

Michigan is known around the world as a prime destination for World Class Walleye and Salmon Fishing.  With incredible fishing lakes like:  Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Gogebic, Houghton Lake, Lake St Clair and Higgins Lake, you are sure to catch your fishing limit on these and most Michigan Lakes. Once you spend your vacation at one of our great Michigan Resorts you will find it's a place you don't want to leave.  There is also great Michigan Lake Property for sale throughout the lakes area, so you can find your Dream Lake Home.  Camping at Michigan Campgrounds is also a popular choice for a fun vacation on Michigan Lakes.  Whether you enjoy fishing or just a quiet boat ride, you will find beautiful Michigan Lakes in every corner of the state.

 

Michigan Lakes Fishing

Michigan Walleye Fishing

Three things combine to popularize the Walleye with anglers in Michigan Lakes. Walleye are plentiful, most obliging in the matter of taking lures or live bait, and they are good to eat. They are found in many Michigan Lakes and Rivers and prefer clear water with a sand, gravel or rocky bottom. Spawning takes place soon after the ice goes out in the spring when water temperatures reach 40 F degrees. Large numbers of Walleye ascend tributary streams and spawn in bouldery riffles at night. Spawning also takes place in the shallow waters of Michigan Lakes, on sandy, gravelly or stony shoals. Walleye are bottom feeders so they must be fished as close to the bottom as possible. At times it is difficult to feel them strike the lure. Walleye often travel in schools so when you catch one be sure to stay around and fish the area thoroughly. The big Walleyes are normally caught in the late evening.

Michigan Northern Pike Fishing

You can find large Northern Pike in lakes and rivers throughout Michigan and due to its size and activity it is a highly exciting game fish. In early spring, as soon as the ice is out, the Northern Pike looks for a place to spawn. They prefer spawning in small streams or grassy flooded areas of Michigan Lakes. Northern Pike like to hang around weed beds, in water from 6-12 feet. They do not feed at night and because of this they usually have empty stomachs in the morning. Best hours are often from 8-11 a.m. and from 2-4 p.m. Perch, shiners and young panfish tend to make up a large portion of the Northern Pike diet.

Michigan Muskie Fishing

The Muskie is the heavyweight champ of freshwater fish in Michigan Lakes. They can thrill or disappoint you more often than any other fish. The average Muskie weighs about 15 lbs, but those up to 30 lbs are not unusual. Muskie spawn in the spring in water temperatures ranging from 48-56 F degrees. A spawning female looks for a shallow bay with a mud bottom, and preferably dotted with stumps and logs. A Muskie in Michigan Lakes feeds on most everything that swims; muskrats, squirrels, ducks, and of course countless other fish. Because they strike suddenly, they are not too accurate and often miss their target. As a rule they strike from from the side, seldom from ahead or behind. The Muskie is usually found in Michigan Lakes lying concealed among aquatic plants, at the sides of channels or off shelving rocks in medium-sized lakes in summer and they move into shallow waters in the fall. Most of the larger Muskies taken are females and are caught at mid-morning when there is a light or medium chop on the water.

Michigan Largemouth Bass Fishing

This big, hard fighting fish is found in most Michigan Lakes and is always a popular catch. The Largemouth Bass lurks in Michigan Lakes and slow-moving streams which contain an abundance of aquatic vegetation. When the water begins to warm in the spring, the male builds a nest by fanning a sand or gravel area in shallow water. When the water reaches a temperature of 60-65 F degrees, the female starts to spawn. Adult Largemouth Bass are like predatory animals and will greedily devour most anything including; crayfish, minnows, worms and frogs.

Michigan Smallmouth Bass Fishing

The ferocity of the Smallmouth Bass and its smashing strike is admired by all fishermen and they can be found in most Michigan Lakes. When the water reaches a temperature of 55 F degrees, the male bass prepares a nest for spawning in shallow water. The Smallmouth Bass in Michigan Lakes is extremely active and when hooked it usually jumps in its effort to throw the lure. If you are fishing for Smallmouth Bass, look for a gravel bar, a submerged weed bed or a rocky shoal. Crayfish is a preferred food for Smallmouths and constitutes about 2/3 of its diet. Next in importance are small fish such as perch, minnows, sunfish and rock bass.

 

Michigan Lakes State Parks

Algonac State Park

Algonac State Park is open all year for a variety of activities including camping and a day use area and features a half-mile of St. Clair River frontage.

Aloha State Park

Aloha State Park features a large campground and great fishing on Mullett Lake.

Baraga State Park

Baraga State Park overlooks Keweenaw Bay on Lake Superior and has over 100 campsites and fishing on Lake Superior.

Bewabic State Park

Bewabic State Park features a nice 100+ site campground situated in a wooded area and includes a boat launch on Fortune Lake.

Brimley State Park

Brimley State Park features fishing, boating, and hiking on the shore of Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior.

Burt Lake State Park

Burt Lake State Park is located on the southeast corner of Burt Lake and features great fishing and boating.

Dodge #4 State Park

Dodge #4 State Park features a sandy beach and one-mile of shoreline on Cass Lake.

Duck Lake State Park

Duck Lake State Park stretches from the northern shore of Duck Lake to Lake Michigan.

Fisherman's Island State Park

Fisherman's Island State Park features over six miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan.

Grand Haven State Park

Grand Haven State Park is located on the shore of both Lake Michigan and the Grand River.

Harrisville State Park

Harrisville State Park is located on the sandy shores of Lake Huron.

Hayes State Park

Hayes State Park is located on Wamplers Lake known for good fishing and water sports.

Hoffmaster State Park

Hoffmaster State Park features a large campground on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Holland State Park

Holland State Park has two large campgrounds and large sandy beach on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake State Park features great fishing and boating on Indian Lake.

Interlochen State Park

Interlochen State Park is situated between two good fishing lakes:  Green Lake and Duck Lake.

Lake Gogebic State Park

Lake Gogebic State Park features nearly a mile of lake frontage on Lake Gogebic.

Lakeport State Park

Lakeport State Park features two distinct campgrounds on the shores of Lake Huron.

Ludington State Park

Ludington State Park is situated between Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan with several miles of shoreline.

McLain State Park

McLain State Park features two miles of sandy beach on Lake Superior.

Mears State Park

Mears State Park features camping on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Mitchell State Park

Mitchell State Park is a popular destination situated between Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac.

Muskallonge Lake State Park

Muskallonge Lake State Park is situated between Muskallonge Lake and Lake Superior.

Muskegon State Park

Muskegon State Park features over 2 miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan and over 1 mile on Muskegon Lake.

Onaway State Park

Onaway State Park is located on the southeast shore of Black Lake.

Otsego Lake State Park

Otsego Lake State Park is a popular family park and campground on Otsego Lake.

Port Crescent State Park

Port Crescent State Park features three miles of sandy shoreline on Lake Huron.

Silver Lake State Park

Silver Lake State Park has over four miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan and features a large sandy beach.

Sleeper State Park

Sleeper State Park is located on Saginaw Bay Lake Huron.

South Higgins Lake State Park

South Higgins Lake State Park features almost one mile of shoreline on Higgins Lake.

Sterling State Park

Sterling State Park is the only Michigan State Park on Lake Erie.

Traverse City State Park

Traverse City State Park is an urban park that features a quarter mile of beach on Grand Traverse Bay.

Van Buren State Park

Van Buren State Park features a large campground on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Van Riper State Park

Van Riper State Park has one-half mile of frontage on Lake Michigamme.

Warren Dunes State Park

Warren Dunes State Park features miles of shoreline and hiking trails along Lake Michigan.

Wilderness State Park

Wilderness State Park features over 10,000 acres and 26 miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan.

Young State Park

Young State Park is located on Lake Charlevoix.

 

 

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