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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, warmouth, yellow perch, bowfin, longnose gar and northern pike at Indian Lake in Michigan.

Indian Lake, MI

Home to a wide variety of fish species, Indian Lake is an 8,700-acre lake in the south-center part of the upper peninsula, at the town of Manistique. Anglers can traverse about 15 miles of shoreline from a boat, or in some areas fishing from the bank.

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Indian Lake, located in southwestern Michigan, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. With its serene beauty and diverse fish species, Indian Lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for both novice and experienced anglers. The lake is known for its populations of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch, bluegill, and crappie. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore or explore the lake's expansive waters on a boat to target these prized catches.

Indian Lake, with its exceptional fishing opportunities, serene 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 tranquil camping retreat, Indian 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 gem.

Best known for walleye, rock bass, smallmouth bass and northern pike, the lake is also home to inviting schools of crappie, trout, perch, sunfish and catfish. Public boat ramps are open for launching pontoon boats, pleasure craft and fishing boats of all kinds. Canoes, kayaks and inflatable's can be portaged from several places around the lake. The lake gets light fishing pressure, so the fishing can be excellent at times. Ice fishing can be very good, especially for fat yellow perch.

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Primary fish species residing in Indian Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow Trout Bluegill Hybrid Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Warmouth Yellow Perch Bowfin Longnose Gar Northern Pike

Indian Lake Amenities

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

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Boating is a favored activity on Indian Lake, providing visitors with a chance to fully enjoy the scenic surroundings. Whether it's cruising along the calm waters, water skiing, or simply relaxing on a pontoon, Indian Lake offers a tranquil and picturesque boating experience. Public access points and boat launches are available, ensuring convenient access for boaters to explore the expansive waters and hidden coves of Indian Lake.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Indian Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off County Road 455, this is a one-lane, gravel ramp with gravel parking.

Indian Lake Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off County Road 442, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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For those looking to extend their stay, Indian Lake offers camping opportunities 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 the sounds of nature, spending the day fishing or boating, and gathering around a campfire in the evenings create cherished memories of outdoor relaxation and connection with the great outdoors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Indian Lake State Park - 906 341-2355

Indian Lake Travel Resort - 906 341-2807

Sandy Shores Campground - 906 341-6711

Indian Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Indian Lake
Indian Lake State Park
8970 Co Hwy 442
Manistique, MI 49854
906 341-2355


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