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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, muskie, northern pike and sturgeon at Burt Lake in Michigan.

Burt Lake, MI

Offering anglers numerous fish species to pursue, Burt Lake is a 17,000-acre lake in the northern tip of the lower peninsula, at Indian River, MI. Walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike and big muskies are the primary target of local anglers.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Burt Lake, nestled in the picturesque northern part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, is a renowned destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. This expansive lake spans over 17,000 acres and offers an array of fish species, making it a prime spot for both recreational and avid anglers. Burt Lake is known for its diverse fish population, including walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and a variety of panfish. Anglers can test their skills and enjoy a fruitful day on the water, thanks to the lake's thriving fish populations.

Burt Lake, with its exceptional fishing opportunities, scenic boating experiences, and convenient camping facilities, stands as a sought-after destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Michigan. Whether you're an avid angler, a boating aficionado, or simply seeking a tranquil camping retreat, Burt Lake offers an unforgettable escape. Its diverse fish species, expansive waters, and stunning natural surroundings create an unforgettable outdoor experience that will leave visitors with cherished memories of their time spent in this tranquil haven.

Bring a fishing, family or pontoon boat and explore these fertile waters which are surrounded by 35 miles of scenic shoreline. Boats are also available for rental, at the lake. Kayaks and canoes are a good option on days with minimal wind. Whether you fish from the bank, from your boat or a rental boat you have the opportunity to catch bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, bluegill, sunfish, perch, muskie, northern pike, sturgeon and others. In winter, when the ice is safe, ice fishing enthusiasts can also catch most of these species. There are several boat launch ramps available for public use. Area fishing guides offer fishing trips complete with boat and all fishing gear.

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Primary fish species residing in Burt Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Green Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike Sturgeon

Burt Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating enthusiasts also find solace in Burt Lake's calm waters and picturesque surroundings. The lake provides ample opportunities for boating, whether it's cruising along its serene surface, water skiing, or simply exploring the scenic shorelines. Burt Lake features several public boat launches and marinas, ensuring easy access and convenience for boaters looking to embark on their water adventures. From leisurely pontoon rides to thrilling speedboat excursions, Burt Lake offers something for everyone.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Howe Marine
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
231 238-9371

Indian River Marina Rental Boats
Rentals: Pontoon boats
231 238-9373

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Burt Lake State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off State Park Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Maple Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Maple Bay Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Marinas

Burt Lake Marina
4879 S Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749
231 238-9315

Click here for a Michigan Fishing License.

For those looking to extend their fishing trip or outdoor adventure, Burt Lake provides camping facilities that allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Campgrounds equipped with amenities such as picnic areas, fire pits, and restrooms offer a comfortable camping experience. Waking up to breathtaking lake views, spending the day fishing or boating, and unwinding by a campfire in the evenings create cherished memories of outdoor relaxation and enjoyment.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Maple Bay State Forest Campground - 989 732-3541

Indian River RV Resort & Campground - 231 238-0035

Michigan Oaks Campground - 231 238-8259

Burt Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Burt Lake
Maple Bay State Forest Campground
1700 Maple Bay Rd
Brutus, MI 49716
989 732-3541

 

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Burt Lake in Michigan.

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Fishing near the northern tip of the lower MI peninsula, for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, bluegill, sunfish, perch, muskie, northern pike and sturgeon.

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