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Burt Lake, MI

Offering anglers numerous fish species to pursue, Burt Lake is a 17,000-acre lake in the northern tip of the lower peninsula, at Indian River, MI. Walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike and big muskies are the primary target of local anglers.

Bring a fishing, family or pontoon boat and explore these fertile waters which are surrounded by 35 miles of scenic shoreline. Boats are also available for rental, at the lake. Kayaks and canoes are a good option on days with minimal wind. Whether you fish from the bank, from your boat or a rental boat you have the opportunity to catch bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, bluegill, sunfish, perch, muskie, northern pike, sturgeon and others. In winter, when the ice is safe, ice fishing enthusiasts can also catch most of these species. There are several boat launch ramps available for public use. Area fishing guides offer fishing trips complete with boat and all fishing gear.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, muskie, northern pike and sturgeon at Burt Lake in Michigan.

Primary fish species residing in Burt Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Green Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike Sturgeon

Burt Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Howe Marine
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
231 238-9371

Indian River Marina Rental Boats
Rentals: Pontoon boats
231 238-9373

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Burt Lake State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off State Park Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Maple Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Maple Bay Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Burt Lake Marina
4879 S Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749
231 238-9315

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Maple Bay State Forest Campground - 989 732-3541

Indian River RV Resort & Campground - 231 238-0035

Michigan Oaks Campground - 231 238-8259

Burt Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Burt Lake
Maple Bay State Forest Campground
1700 Maple Bay Rd
Brutus, MI 49716
989 732-3541


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Burt Lake in Michigan.

Information about fishing lakes in MI.

Fishing near the northern tip of the lower MI peninsula, for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, bluegill, sunfish, perch, muskie, northern pike and sturgeon.

Fishing on Burt Lake.