Guide To Fishing At Torch Lake
Known for its crystal clear water, Torch Lake is an excellent destination for boating, beach parties and fishing. The lake is 19 miles long with 18,800 surface acres and over 40 miles of shoreline.
Anglers are drawn to this lake, in the northwest part of the lower peninsula, to fish for bass, trout, walleye, salmon, musky and pike. Big fish, and large populations, give fishing enthusiasts hope for some of the best fishing around. Great fishing is available most of the year, including ice fishing in winter. Fishing guides and charters are available to enhance your chances of catching a trophy, or to have a trip of a lifetime. Numerous boat launch ramps are conveniently located around the lake, which has no horsepower limits for boats. This big lake is ideal for pontoon boats and larger pleasure and fishing boats, yet there are plenty of areas where kayaks, canoes and car-top boats can enjoy a day on the water. The area has plenty of camping, RV hookups, lodging, restaurants, bait shops and supplies.
What to fish for...
Fishing for smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, steelhead, rock bass, yellow perch, Atlantic salmon, muskie and northern pike at Torch Lake in Michigan.
Primary fish species residing in Torch Lake
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Torch Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
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Rentals: Pontoon boats
Torch Lake Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Alden Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Helena Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and limited, gravel parking.
Eastport Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Eastport Landing, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Public Access Torch Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off NW Torchlake Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Torch Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Pub Doc Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Torch River Bridge Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Cherry Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited, gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Torch Grove Camp Ground - 231 322-2891
Barnes Park Campground - 231 599-2712
Chain O' Lakes Campground - 231 533-8432
Torch Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
6509 Crystal Springs Rd.
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Torch Lake in MI
General Fishing Info
Fishing for smallmouth bass, lake trout, Atlantic salmon, muskie and northern pike in the northwest part of the lower peninsula, MI.