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Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl. ~Ernest Hemingway

Whether you want to fly fish, hire a charter, toss a line from a dock or bring your own fishing boat and spend the day on the lake, the Petoskey Area is a fisherman’s dream.

Walloon Lake yields bass and walleye. Petoskey’s Bear River plays host to brook trout, salmon and steelhead. Head to Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City for walleye, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, bluegills and rock bass. In Alanson, you can reel in largemouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike, walleye and bluegill.  And those who hit the colder waters of Little Traverse Bay will likely pull in trout, salmon, bass and steelhead.  Of course, there are also a plethora of lesser known lakes and streams around where you can try your luck.

Check out the DNR’s Weekly Fishing Report at 855.777.0908.  The Fishing Report and DNR licensing information is also available online.


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7688 Maple River Road
Brutus, MI 49716

Phone: 231.529.4653
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Region: Petoskey

Located 15 miles north of Petoskey, Hidden River Golf Casting Club remains a northern Michigan favorite.
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805 Second Street
Boyne City, MI 49712

Phone: 231.582.2202
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Region: Boyne City/Boyne Falls

Let DNR licensed guide Bryce Hewitt Hook you up with the big one on Walloon Lake. Bryce is a local inland lake fish...
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