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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, Mullett Lake and South Manistique 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
Bass Lakes

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

Catfish Lakes

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

Crappie Lakes

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

Sunfish & Panfish Lakes

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

Walleye Lakes

Burt Lake, Cass Lake, Houghton Lake, Hubbard Lake, Lake Gogebic, Lake Leelanau, Manistique Lake, Mullett Lake, Muskegon Lake and South Manistique Lake are considered the top locations for walleye fishing. More...

Trout Lakes

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

Salmon Lakes

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

Visit the Michigan fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations 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 destinations in the state.

 

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