Guide To Fishing At Lake Michigamme
AKA: Van Riper State Park Lake
The quaint town of Michigamme wraps the northern edge of Lake Michigamme, which is a 4,300-acre lake in the central part of the upper peninsula. It is considered a big lake by locals and has 36 miles of shoreline for anglers and visitors to explore.
While smallmouth bass, walleye and musky are favorite targets for fishing enthusiasts, the lake has nice populations of trout, crappie, perch, sunfish and northern pike. There is boat launching off Blue Road, with a boat dock. Rental boats, lodging, dining, fishing gear, bait, stores and camping are all handy at the lake.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, brook trout, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, muskie, northern pike and tiger muskie at Lake Michigamme in Michigan.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Michigamme
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake Michigamme Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Lake Michigamme Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Michigamme Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Imp Heights Road, this is a one-lane, gravel ramp with gravel parking.
Van Riper State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Blue Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Click here for a Michigan Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Van Riper State Park Campground - 906 339-4461
Michigamme Shores Campground - 906 339-2116
Lake Michigamme MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Van Riper State Park
851 Co Rd AKE
Champion, MI 49814
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Lake Michigamme in MI
General Fishing Info
Fishing for smallmouth bass, walleye and musky in the central part of the upper peninsula, MI.