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Michigan Fishing Report

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Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to Michigan, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Black Lake, Brevoort Lake, Burt Lake, Crystal Lake, Elk Lake, Fletcher Pond, Grand Lake, Hamlin Lake, Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake, Hubbard Lake, Indian Lake, Lake Erie, Lake Gogebic, Lake Huron, Lake Michigamme, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Long Lake, Manistique Lake, Mullett Lake, Sanford Lake, Torch Lake, Wixom Lake and others. Many of the lakes in Michigan have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.

Michigan is well known for excellent Bass, Walleye and Trout fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Salmon, Crappie, Catfish, Stripers, Musky, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Sauger, Longnose Gar, Bowfin, Sturgeon and sunfish including Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rock Bass, Warmouth, White Bass, White Perch and Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.


DNR - Weekly Fishing Report - State of Michigan

Fish Michigan - Reports

Lake Michigan Fishing Reports

Outdoor News - MI Fishing Reports

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

Michigan fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived Michigan fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are thinking about visiting Michigan for a little fishing, and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Michigan include Cadillac, Marquette, Apalena, St Helen, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor, Saginaw and others scattered across MI, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to consider hiring a local guide. Click here for a list of Michigan fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.


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Fishing report for local waters in Michigan.