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Michigan Bass Fishing

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in MI lakes.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Michigan

Pick A Lake

While you can find bass in ponds, rivers and state park lakes, the vast majority of bass are caught out of larger major lakes including Black Lake, Brevort Lake, Burt Lake, Crystal Lake, Elk Lake, Fletcher Pond, Glen Lake, Grand Lake, Hamlin Lake, Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake, Hubbard Lake, Indian Lake, Lake Charlevoix, Lake Erie, Lake Gogebic, Lake Huron, Lake Leelanau, Lake Michigamme, Lake Michigan, Lake St Clair, Lake Superior, Long Lake, Manistique Lake, Mullett Lake, Sanford Lake, Torch Lake and Wixom Lake.

Bass fishing in Michigan

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Michigan.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Great Lakes State.

Michigan Smallmouth Bass

L.T. Miller shows off a real nice smallmouth bass he caught from Tippy Pond. Read his fishing article here.

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Catch big bass!

The Michigan state record largemouth bass came from Bamfield Dam and the state record smallmouth bass was caught at Long Lake.

Fishing for bass In Michigan

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

MI State Record: 11 lbs 15 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

MI State Record: 9 lbs 4 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

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Bass fishing information, by state.


Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Michigan bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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