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Where to fish

Find places to fish

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Trout Trails

Biologist-verified great trout waters that are often lesser known.

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Family Friendly Fishing Waters

Fishing locations that are easy to access and have a high likelihood of catching fish.

Inland lake maps

Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes. For about 2,700 of these, we have inland lake maps available.

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Fishing locations by region

Explore the Fisheries management units. Each location lists great places to fish in that area of the state.

Fishing in state parks and forests

Find state parks and state forest campgrounds with access to fishing.
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Boating access

Explore Michigan's boat launch locator, which includes fish species information for various waterbodies.

Campgrounds near trout fishing

Michigan has more than 130 campgrounds that are less then one mile from a designated trout stream or lake.

Roadmaps to fishing Michigan's Great Lakes

Want to fish southeast Michigan's Great Lakes areas (St. Clair System and Lake Erie), Lake Huron, Lake Michigan or Lake Superior ... but you aren't sure when or where to go?

Our Great Lakes Fishing Roadmaps (found below) are starting points to provide you with information on many fishing sites and times of the year when great opportunities exist. Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to the sport these roadmaps can provide great insight into fishing these waters. Take a look (accessible versions also available below)!

Useful data

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Fish stocking database

Find out when, where and what species we are stocking throughout the state.

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Master Angler database

The Master Angler program includes more than 50 species for which you can compete for honors.

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Weekly fishing report

This weekly report is intended to give you an idea of fishing conditions around the state.

Additional resources