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Fishing in Michigan, A brief look

Michigan, known as the 'Water Wonderland' state offers a vast amount of fishing options. The Great Lakes tends to be one of the more popular fishing destinations and provides anglers with much variety. Trout fishing is also popular and the most abundant in Michigan. All trout varieties enter the great lakes in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula from streams which offer rainbow trout runs in the early spring.

Steelhead fishing in the lower Au Sable River is a very abundant fall fishing option accessed via the Foote Dam downstream. Yet another popular option is fall fishing for rainbow trout in the area of Alpena on Lake Huron. Michigan guide fishing tip: Rainbow trout feed extensively in the shallows and can be fished on small spinning lures or flies.

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Michigan Fishing Locations

Fishing in Michigan is the most prevalent in the following areas: Au Sable River, Lake Huron, Beaverkill River, Foote Dam, Great Lakes, Lake Erie, Lower Muskegon, Lake St. Clair, Lake Michigan, Alpena, Grand Traverse Bay, Little Green Bay, St. Mary's River, Upper Peninsula, Gull Lake, Crystal Lake.

Michigan Fishing Species

Popular Michigan fishing species include: Largemouth bass, bluegill, walleye, trout varieties, yellow perch, cisco, lake perch, crappie, steelhead, salmon

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