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Fishing At Houghton Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, bowfin and northern pike at Houghton Lake in Michigan.

The largest inland lake in the state, Houghton Lake is a 20,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the lower MI peninsula, at the town Houghton Lake. 30 miles of shoreline surround this fishing paradise offering camping and outdoor activities year round. Take advantage of local fishing guides, marinas, parks, campgrounds, shopping and dining to enhance your vacation or fishing trip to Lake Houghton. Shoreline fishing from the bank in warm weather, or ice fishing in winter make this a great destination for fishing enthusiasts without a boat. One can also choose from a variety of rental boats, available at the lake. On calm days a canoe or kayak may be a good option, but when the wind blows larger family, pontoon or fishing boats are advisable. Anglers have many species to pursue as the lake has healthy populations of walleye, perch, bluegill, pike, sunfish, crappie and bass.

Primary fish species residing in Houghton Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Bowfin Northern pike

Houghton Lake Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

West Houghton Lake Campground - 989 422-5130

Poplars Resort & Campground - 989 422-5132

Houghton Lake state forest park Campground - 989 275-5151

Au Sable State Forest Campground - 989 422-5522

Great Circle Campground - 989 821-9486

Houghton Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Houghton Lake
West Houghton Lake Campground
9371 W Houghton Lake Dr
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
989 422-5130

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Fishing in the northeast part of the lower MI peninsula, at Houghton Lake, for walleye, perch, bluegill, pike, sunfish, crappie and bass.

Fishing on Houghton Lake.