Weekly Fishing Tip

Check out the DNR's weekly fishing tip, obtained from various angling resources throughout the state and country.

October 19, 2017: Maps to assist you in finding the fish
Are you looking for great places to go fishing? Or are you an avid angler who wants some inside information? Check out the various fishing-related maps available online to help in your angling adventures!

Inland Lake Maps
There are more than 11,000 lakes in Michigan - and the DNR has maps for 2,700 of them! These maps can help with inland lake fishing efforts and highlight shore features, vegetation and other water body specifics. To access, visit the Inland Lake Maps by County webpage.

Inland Trout and Salmon Regulations Maps
These maps assist anglers in locating waters that contain trout and salmon and the regulations that apply to those waters. To access, visit the 2017 Inland Trout & Salmon Regulation Maps webpage.

Trout Trails
Find excellent, biologist-verified trout waters in Michigan that are often lesser known through the online Trout Trails application. To access, visit Michigan.gov/trouttrails.

Roadmap to Fishing Lake Michigan
Want to fish Lake Michigan but aren't sure when and where to go? This "roadmap" provides information on many Lake Michigan ports, times of year when great fishing opportunities exist, and species you might find during those periods of time. To access, visit the Roadmap to Fishing Lake Michigan webpage.

Archived Weekly Fishing Tips
Check out the older weekly fishing tips the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has shared with anglers by visiting the Weekly Fishing Tip Archive Page.