State Forest State Park features Brook, Brown, Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout. In alpine lakes, only artificial fly and lure fishing is permitted. North Michigan Reservoir and Ranger Lakes are both open to bait use. Fly-fishing is accessible and abundant along the Canadian River, and the North and Middle Forks of the Michigan River. In the winter, ice fishing is allowed on our lakes, reservoirs and streams. Please use caution and check the ice thickness carefully.
Common catches have been:
Rainbow @ North Michigan
Rainbow @ Ranger Lakes
Cutthroat @ Lake Agnes
Cutthroat @ Kelly Lake
Cutthroat and Golden Trout @ Clear and Jewel Lakes
The statewide trout bag limit is four fish per day with a possession limit of eight. In the alpine lakes, bag and possession limit for trout is two fish and is flies and artificial lures only.
Big Creek (Lower), Big Creek Upper, North Delaney,
East Delaney, South Delaney, Lake John, Honholz Lake #2, Honholz Lake #3, Joe Wright Reservoir, Cowdrey Lake , North Michigan Reservoir, Ranger Lakes, Seymour Lake and Barnes Meadow Reservoir.
Contact the following for fishing trips:
(Updated: 7/23/2023 2:26 PM)