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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, rainbow trout, lake trout, steelhead, bluegill, rock bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Glen Lake in Michigan.

Glen Lake, MI

The turquoise, clear water of Glen Lake is home to multiple fish species a 6,300-acre lake on the upper west edge of the lower peninsula. There are 17 miles of shoreline and the lake offers water to depths over 140 feet.

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Glen Lake, located in the heart of Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, is a picturesque destination that offers excellent fishing opportunities for anglers of all levels. This beautiful lake consists of two sections, Big Glen Lake and Little Glen Lake, both known for their crystal-clear waters and diverse fish species. Anglers visiting Glen Lake can target species such as lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, and a variety of panfish. Whether you're casting from the shore or fishing from a boat, Glen Lake provides a serene and scenic setting for a memorable day of fishing.

Glen Lake, with its exceptional fishing opportunities, scenic boating experiences, and convenient camping facilities, stands as a remarkable destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Michigan. Whether you're an avid angler, a boating aficionado, or simply seeking a serene camping retreat, Glen Lake offers an unforgettable escape. Its diverse fish species, pristine waters, and breathtaking landscapes combine to create an impressive outdoor experience that will leave visitors with cherished memories of their time spent in this natural gem.

A public fishing pier in Beulah allows anglers to fish for pike, perch, bluegill, trout, walleye, catfish and bass. The Perch Fishing Contest of the Glen Lake Winterfest is held annually, along with regular ice fishing during winter. Multiple marinas and several places to launch boats, including Glen Lake DNR Boat Ramp, are available to serve the boating and fishing public.

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Primary fish species residing in Glen Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Walleye Rainbow Trout Lake trout Steelhead Fishing Bluegill Rock Bass Yellow Perch Northern Pike

Glen Lake Amenities

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

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Boating is a popular activity on Glen Lake, allowing visitors to fully enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Anglers and pleasure boaters can explore the calm waters, marvel at the breathtaking views, and find their favorite spots to drop anchor and fish. The lake's calm conditions make it ideal for various boating activities, whether it's cruising, water skiing, or leisurely pontoon rides. Public boat launches and marinas are available, ensuring convenient access for boaters looking to set sail on Glen Lake.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Glen Craft Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
231 334-4556

On The Narrows Marina
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
231 334-4891

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Glen Lake DNR Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off W Day Forest Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.


Glen Craft Marina
6391 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
231 334-4556

On the Narrows Marina
8137 S Glen Lake Rd
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
231 334-4891

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For those seeking a longer stay, Glen Lake offers camping options that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Nearby campgrounds provide amenities such as picnic areas, fire pits, and restrooms, ensuring a comfortable camping experience. Falling asleep to the sounds of nature, waking up to stunning lake views, and spending the day fishing or boating create cherished memories of outdoor relaxation and enjoyment.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Indigo Bluffs RV Park & Resort - 231 326-5050

D.H. Day Campground - 231 326-4700

D.H. Day Group Campground - 231 326-4700

Glen Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Glen Lake
On The Narrows Marina
8137 S Glen Lake Road
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
231 334-4891


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