Get your line in the water! Here are links to the latest fishing reports for area lakes and rivers.
Fishing Lake Michigan provides some of the best fishing for steelhead, coho salmon, perch, chinook salmon, rainbow trout, lake trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and walleye in the Midwest.
Hamlin Lake is more than 12 miles long and 5,000 acres large. Whether you traverse the bayous or head for deeper waters, Hamlin Lake offers a smorgasbord of fish. Tiger muskie, northern pike, large and small mouth bass, perch, crappie, blue gill and over 600,000 walleye, planted several years ago, promise a superb catch. The fishing doesn't cool down in winter either. Tip-ups and shanties dot the ice as fishermen pull in delicious panfish and walleye.
The Pere Marquette River starts at the confluence of the Middle Branch and Little South Branch, and flows in a westerly direction for approximately 66 miles to its mouth at Pere Marquette Lake, just south of the City of Ludington. The Pere Marquette River has the reputation for being an outstanding steelhead and brown trout stream as well as being extremely popular with canoeists. The many outstanding natural values possessed by this river have resulted in 66.4 miles of the mainstream being designated a National Scenic River. Reports will also cover the Pere Marquette Lake, which is the junction point between the Pere Marquette River and Lake Michigan. Pere Marquette Lake hosts a wide variety of fish all year-round and is an excellent spot for ice fishing. Plenty of public access for onshore fishing as well as launches and marinas for boat fishing.
In the Ludington area the most popular areas for ice fishing are Pere Marquette Lake and Hamlin Lake
In Manistee County, anglers hit the Manistee River for trout and salmon.
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