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Guide To Fishing At Hamlin Lake

AKA: Hamlin Reservoir

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Hamlin Lake, MI

Stretching over 12 miles long, Hamlin Lake is a 5,000-acre lake in the northwest part of the lower MI peninsula, at the town of Hamlin. Explore over 30 miles of shoreline from a boat or on land at various access points around the lake.

Fishing from the bank, or launching canoes or kayaks, is accessible at campgrounds, parks and a few walk-in areas off the roads around the lake. Rent a boat at the lake or bring your own pleasure, pontoon, sailing or fishing boat and take advantage of the boat launch ramps available to the public. Fishing enthusiasts will find walleye, perch, bass, crappie, muskie, pike, sunfish and catfish residing in the lake here. Some of the local MI fishing guides offer trips with the boat and all fishing gear provided. In winter try your hand at ice fishing once the ice is safe.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, tiger muskie and northern pike at Hamlin Lake in Michigan.

Primary fish species residing in Hamlin Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Northern pike Tiger muskie

Hamlin Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Hamlin Lake Boat Rentals
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
231 843-8497

Waterside Resort & Boat Rental
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
231 843-2090

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Hamlin Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off County Road 116, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

USFS Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, north side, off W Nurnberg Road, this is a one-lane, primitive launch with gravel parking.

Wilson Hill Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, south side, off Beech Lane, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Click here for a Michigan Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Ludington State Park Campground - 231 843-2423

Lakeview Campsite Campground - 231 843-3702

Cartier Park Campground - 231 845-1522

Lake Michigan Recreation Area Campground - 231 723-2211

Hamlin Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Hamlin Lake
Ludington State Park and Campgrounds
8800 W. M-116
Ludington, MI 49431
231 843-2423


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