Fishing

Fishing On Lakes, Streams, And Rivers Up North


On Lake Michigan

For a thrill, fish the deep waters of Lake Michigan for Yellow Perch, Sauger, Walleye, Steelhead, Lake Trout, and Coho and Chinook (King) Salmon. You can launch in Glen Arbor or, if you wish, charter in Leland. 

For more information on fishing and charters, visit www.micharterboats.com.

Fly Fishing

Fly fishers will discover diverse fishing opportunities set amidt some of the Midwest's most spectacular scenery. There's classic "hatch" fishing for wild Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout in the National Lakeshore's Platte and nearby Boardman and Betsie Rivers. The Crystal River, which runs through the National Lakeshore and The Hoemstead, also experiences prolific runs of spring Steelhead, fall Caho and lake-run Brown Trout. For an all-new experience, cast for carp in the shallow waters of Lake Michigan and...hang on!

For more fishing and hunting information, please visit www.michigan.gov/dnr.