Fishing in Michigan

Michigan offers great fishing opportunities for anglers with more than 11,000 inland lakes, thousands of miles of Great Lakes shoreline, and numerous rivers and streams.

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Top Fishing Spots in Michigan

Cedar River State Harbor
Fishing Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is abundant, but if you are looking for a place to cast a line, try Cedar River State Harbor.
Fort Custer State Park
Located near Kalamazoo, Fort Custer State Park is frequented by families who enjoy camping and fishing.
Grand River Park
Located on Grand River in Lansing, Grand River Park is a city park for families and beginner anglers.
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Common Catches in Michigan

Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.
Atlantic Salmon
Atlantic Salmon
The value of the Atlantic salmon both as a sport, commercial, and food fish cannot be exaggerated.
Yellow Perch
Yellow Perch
The yellow perch, unlike the so-called white perch, Morone americana, is a true perch, not a bass.
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Lake Trout
Lake Trout
The lake trout has considerable value both as a sport fish and a food fish.

Types of Fishing in Michigan

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Get Started Ice Fishing

Learn ice fishing basics, decide where to ice fish, and plan your next fishing trip.

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Getting Started

Knowing where fish rest or feed is the first step in locating the best places to fly fish.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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