Lake and Pond Fishing

Inland lakes offer fishing for bass, pike, walleye, panfish and trout.

The Hiawatha National Forest offers fishing on more than 75 lakes for a wide variety of warmwater and coldwater species.

Our "Fishing on Inland Lakes" document offers information on the Hiawatha's west side lakes.  This guide presents information on lakes that have public access and usually offer an attrative sport fishery for one or more of the lakes species.

These activities are regulated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR Navigating away from USFS webpage).  The Michigan Fishing Guide is available wherever fishing licenses are sold.

Lake and Pond Fishing Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities