Guide To Taking Kids Fishing In Michigan
Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in MI.
Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life, and we encourage you to invest the time in Michigan kids. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort.
Places in Michigan to take kids fishing
Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Great Lakes State.
- Delhi Metropark
- Ford Lake Park
- Battle Creek Linear Park
- Bay City Rec Area
- Lower Huron Metropark
- Carronde Park
- Galien Fishing Platform
- Huron Meadows Metropark
- Lake Erie Metropark
- Brevoort Lake
- Mackinaw City Pier
- Elizabeth Park
- Hines Park
- Lake Erie Metropark
- Tri-Centennial St Park
- Dexter-Huron Metropark
- Hudson Mills Metropark
- Riverside Park
- Bear River Pier
- Petoskey East Side Pier
- Lake St. Clair Metropark
- Lake Michigamme
- Emerson Park
- Stratford Woods Park
- Kensington Metropark
- Oakwoods Metropark
- Willow Metropark
- Ed H. Henning County Park
- Wolcott Mill Metropark
- Stony Creek Metropark
- Traverse City Public Park
- Traverse City State Park
- Bald Mountain Rec Area
- Cass Lake
- Indian Springs Metropark
Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in MI
1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.
2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.
3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.
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Kids Fishing Video
Kids, fishing and smiles naturally go together. Take a kid fishing and you just might change the course of their life. Then take pictures and send us one of them holding their prized catch. We will happily post it here.
Youngsters with their prized catch
Joey Colucci, now age 8, displays his latest catch of a 17" bass he caught on an artificial worm. This nice Michigan bass came form Lake Cora in Paw Paw, MI.
Ivan Vershynin, age 12, caught this really nice northern pike (27.5 inches long) on a jitterbug in the Huron River.
Joseph Colucci, proudly shows off the bass he caught while fishing at Lake Cora in Paw Paw, MI. This largemouth bass was 20" long and weighed 5 lb. Joey caught it with an artificial worm.
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Help us identify other youth fishing spots in MI.
If you are aware of a great place to take kids fishing in your area, please let us know. We can add it to our list. Every kid that catches a fish will appreciate the fact that you made the effort.