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Brevoort Lake, MI

Popular Fish Species Brevoort Lake, MI

Brevoort Lake Popular Fish - Walleye

Walleye Fishing

Thanks to good fisheries management, a healthy population of walleye are thriving in the waters of Brevoort Lake this year. May and June tend to be the best time for weekend anglers to catch them. During this time they tend to move shallower and closer to shore. Other times of the year they are more likely to roam around in deeper water. As always, staying close by schools of baitfish. They are eager to feed throughout the lake, but tend to concentrate around structure on points, flats and ledges off the river channels. A proven method for catching walleye here is trolling with spinners tipped with live bait, or trolling with long-billed, deep diving crankbaits. However casting live bait, jigs, worms and spoons also works well at times. When the lake freezes over in winter, ice fishing for walleye can be very productive. Use GPS to locate spots you normally fish during other times of the year.

Brevoort Lake Popular Fish - Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch Fishing

Brevoort Lake continues to have a very healthy population of yellow perch, which have been a mainstay in the fishery for decades. They make for an excellent fish fry, are a food source for many of the larger predator fish in the lake, and they are fun to catch in winter when ice fishing. Yellow perch are great species for introducing kids to fishing. Fishing for yellow perch is simple, their primary diet consists of minnows and other small fish, insects and worms. Yellow perch tend to gather in small groups and hang out on relatively deep structure, near cover and/or drop-offs. Use a small hook and sinker. Bait a small hook with minnows, worms or small jigs using 6 to 10 pound line.

Brevoort Lake Popular Fish - Northern Pike

Northern Pike Fishing

Thriving in the cool waters of Brevoort Lake, northern pike continue to be a very popular target for local anglers. This year they are being caught in good quantity and some mighty big sizes. April and May are the best months of the year for northern pike fishing here. Summer is spotty but pike can be caught all summer long. Fall can also be good sometimes stretching into October. Large, flashy lures that mimic the bait they prey upon are great lures for northerns. Effective lures include spoons, spinners, and crankbaits, particularly those with bright colors or metallic finishes to attract the pike's attention. Additionally, big flies, soft plastic swimbaits and jerkbaits can be successful, especially when retrieved erratically to mimic wounded prey. Trolling along weed edges can often entice strikes. When the lake has safe ice in winter, ice fishing for northern pike can be quite thrilling. Use GPS to locate spots you normally find northern pike holding during summer. Portable fish finders can be a big help.

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, rock bass, yellow perch, chinook salmon and muskie at Brevoort Lake in Michigan.

Brevoort Lake Fishing Video

In a generally remote area, off Highway 2, Brevoort Lake is a 4,200-acre lake in the eastern part of the upper peninsula, with relatively little fishing pressure. Known for quality walleye and chinook salmon fishing, the lake also supports healthy populations of perch, trout, muskie, crappie and bass.

Nestled in the scenic Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Brevoort Lake is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking an exceptional angling experience. This pristine lake covers over 4,200 acres and offers a wide variety of fish species, making it a popular destination for both recreational and avid anglers. Brevoort Lake is known for its abundant populations of walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and panfish. Anglers can test their skills and enjoy a rewarding day on the water, thanks to the lake's healthy fish populations.

Brevoort Lake, with its exceptional fishing opportunities, invigorating boating experiences, and scenic camping sites, stands as a remarkable destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Michigan. Whether you're an avid angler, a boating aficionado, or simply seeking solace in nature, Brevoort Lake offers a memorable retreat. Its diverse fish species, calm waters, and breathtaking landscapes combine to create an unforgettable outdoor experience that will leave visitors with cherished memories of their time spent in this natural oasis.

In winter, ice fishing for walleye, pike and perch is the sport of the day. During the season, anglers can launch boats at the Brevort Lake Recreation Area boat launch ramp. For the adventurous, there is about 14 miles of shoreline, some of which can be accessed for fishing from the bank.

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Primary fish species residing in Brevoort Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Rainbow Trout Bluegill Rock Bass Yellow Perch Chinook Salmon Muskie

Brevoort Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

Today's Weather & Forecast

Brevoort Lake is not only a paradise for fishing but also a haven for boating enthusiasts. The lake's expansive surface area and calm waters provide an ideal environment for various boating activities. Anglers and pleasure boaters alike can enjoy cruising along the tranquil lake, exploring its scenic shorelines, or finding the perfect spot to drop anchor and cast a line. The lake offers public boat launches, ensuring convenient access for boaters looking to embark on their water adventures.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Brevoort Lake Campground Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Park Lane, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Brevoort Lake

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Fishing License

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For those seeking a longer stay, Brevoort Lake offers camping options that allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Campgrounds equipped with amenities such as picnic areas, fire pits, and restrooms provide a comfortable camping experience. Waking up to stunning lake views, spending the day fishing or boating, and gathering around a campfire under the starry sky create cherished memories of outdoor adventure.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Brevort Lake Campground - 906 428-5800

Little Brevort Lake - North State Forest Campground - 906 643-8620

Black Point Resort Camping - 906 298-0981

Brevoort Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Brevoort Lake
Brevort Lake Campground
N 4149 Brevort Camp Rd
St Ignace, MI 49781
906 428-5800


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