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Hubbard Lake, MI

Popular Fish Species Hubbard Lake, MI

Hubbard Lake Popular Fish - Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Considered by many as one of the best smallmouth bass fishing lakes in the country, Hubbard Lake is a favorite of many locals. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources there is a wide range of baitfish in the lake, as well as perch and sunfish for smallmouth forage. Fishing for smallmouth bass is good anytime they are shallow - in spring, during high water, mornings in summer and during warmer fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap, and around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure with small worms, jigs and spoons. Largemouth bass also reside here in good numbers.

Hubbard Lake Popular Fish - Walleye


A healthy population of walleye are available in the waters of Hubbard 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.

Hubbard Lake Popular Fish - Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

Hubbard Lake has a very healthy population of yellow perch, scattered from one end to the other. The key is locating these tasty fish, and weeds are often the key. Fishing for yellow perch is simple, their primary diet consists of minnows and other small fish, insects and worms. Use a small hook and sinker. Bait a small hook with minnows, worms or small jigs using 6 to 10 pound line. They make for an excellent fish fry, are a food source for many of the larger predator fish in the lake.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, muskie and northern pike at Hubbard Lake in Michigan.

A well-stocked fishing lake, Hubbard Lake is also an 8,800-acre outdoor activity center. The lake is located in the northeast part of the lower MI peninsula, at Caledonia. Boating, camping sailing, water skiing and fishing attract visitors to play and fish around these 27 miles of shoreline.

Hubbard Lake, nestled in northeastern Michigan, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. With its clear blue waters and diverse fish species, Hubbard Lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for both recreational and serious anglers. The lake is known for its abundant populations of walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, and panfish. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore or venture out on a boat to target these prized catches, creating memorable fishing experiences amidst the scenic surroundings of Hubbard Lake.

Hubbard Lake, with its exceptional fishing opportunities, serene boating experiences, and convenient camping options, stands as a remarkable destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Michigan. Whether you're an avid angler, a boating aficionado, or simply seeking a tranquil camping retreat, Hubbard Lake offers an unforgettable escape. Its diverse fish species, expansive 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 paradise.

Three primary boat launch ramps serve fishing boats and pleasure boats of all kinds. A nearby RV park and campground is only a few minutes from the lake, and there are several lodging and dining options around the lake as well. Anglers will enjoy the well stocked lake which contain perch, walleye, muskie, northern pike, sunfish and both largemouth and smallmouth bass. There is very limited access to the shoreline for fishing from the bank, as the majority of the lake is lined with private property, homes and boat docks. A canoe, kayak or fishing boat is a real advantage for accessing the fish populations here. Rental boats are available at Churchill Pointe Inn. Ice fishing is popular here and the fishing is often excellent.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Michigan

Primary fish species residing in Hubbard Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike

Hubbard Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
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 Hubbard Lake, providing visitors with the opportunity to fully explore the vast expanse of the lake and enjoy its natural beauty. Whether it's cruising along the calm waters, water skiing, or leisurely pontoon rides, Hubbard Lake offers a tranquil and picturesque boating experience. Public boat ramps and marinas are available, ensuring convenient access for boaters to launch their watercraft and set sail on the expansive waters of the lake.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Viking Marine
Rentals: Pontoon boats
989 727-2797

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Hubbard Lake North End Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northern section of the lake, off Galenona Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Tollson Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Tollson Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Hubbard Lake

If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Hubbard Lake Fishing Video
Fishing License

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For those seeking a longer stay, Hubbard Lake offers camping facilities 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. Waking up to stunning lake views, spending the day fishing or boating, and gathering around a campfire under the starry night sky create cherished memories of outdoor relaxation and connection with nature.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Whitetail Bend Campground - 989 727-2556

Hubbard Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Hubbard Lake
Whitetail Bend Campground
6531 Hickey Hill
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747
989 727-2556


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