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Best Michigan Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in MI.

Burt Lake, Hamlin Lake, Houghton Lake, Hubbard Lake, Lake Gogebic, Lake St Clair, Manistique Lake and Mullett Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Michigan, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Burt Lake, MI
  • Elk Lake, MI
  • Hamlin Lake, MI
  • Houghton Lake, MI
  • Hubbard Lake, MI
  • Lake Charlevoix, MI
  • Lake Gogebic, MI
  • Lake Leelanau, MI
  • Lake St Clair, MI
  • Manistique Lake, MI
  • Mullett Lake, MI
Best Bass Lakes

Burt Lake, Hamlin Lake, Houghton Lake, Hubbard Lake, Lake Charlevoix, Lake St Clair and Mullett Lake are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

Burt Lake, Hamlin Lake, Houghton Lake and Lake Charlevoix are favorite options for channel and flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Burt Lake, Hamlin Lake, Lake St Clair and Mullett Lake are some of the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Elk Lake, Hamlin Lake, Houghton Lake, Hubbard Lake, Lake Charlevoix, Lake Gogebic, Lake Leelanau, Lake St Clair, Manistique Lake and Mullett Lake are popular lakes to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

Burt Lake, Houghton Lake, Hubbard Lake, Lake Gogebic, Lake Leelanau, Manistique Lake and Mullett Lake are considered the top lakes for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Elk Lake, Lake Charlevoix, Lake Leelanau, Lake St Clair, Manistique Lake and Mullett Lake are the favorite options for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Favorite Salmon Lakes

Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior are the most popular lakes for atlantic and coho salmon fishing. More...

Visit the Michigan fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Michigan map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in MI at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

Best Fishing Lakes By State.

 

Favorite fishing lakes in Michigan.

Most popular fishing lakes in MI.