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!

Orvis Fly Fishing Schools

The Homestead's Orvis Fly Fishing School is the perfect way to become acquainted with the wonderful sport of fly fishing. Students can participate in a complete schedule of fly fishing schools, casting clinics, and fly tying classes each season. From classroom to casting on a pond, to casting on the beautiful Crystal and Platte Rivers, the Orvis Schools are the simplest ways to learn to fly fish. Instrcution is offered throughout the spring, summer and early fall months including two-day schools, private and semi-private casting lessons, and private schools for groups as small as four and as large as fifty.

For more information on the Orvis Schools, visit www.streamsideorvis.com/schools.

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