Fishing tip: Places to fish
By the DNR
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.
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.