Ice Fishing

The Ottawa National Forest has over 500 named lakes for anglers visiting the Forest to ice fish.  Ice fishing on lakes within the Ottawa National Forest is permitted, except on Sylvania Wilderness special provision lakes.   However, very few roads which lead to lakes on the Forest are plowed during the winter.  Please be sure you are familiar with all rules and regulations related to fees, seasons, species, and licensing by obtaining a Michigan Fishing Guide.

If you are using a snowmobile, use must be in accordance with the motor vehicle rules of the Forest.  Please take the proper...

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Ice Fishing Areas