Guide To The Best Bass Fishing Lakes In Michigan
Smallmouth and largemouth bass in MI lakes.
Bass Lakes In MI
While you can find bass in ponds, rivers and state park lakes, the vast majority of bass are caught out of larger major lakes including Black Lake, Brevoort Lake, Burt Lake, Crystal Lake, Elk Lake, Fletcher Pond, Glen Lake, Grand Lake, Hamlin Lake, Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake, Hubbard Lake, Indian Lake, Lake Charlevoix, Lake Erie, Lake Gogebic, Lake Huron, Lake Leelanau, Lake Michigamme, Lake Michigan, Lake St Clair, Lake Superior, Long Lake, Manistique Lake, Mullett Lake, Sanford Lake, Torch Lake and Wixom Lake. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center for valuable information about bass and bass fishing.
Bass In Michigan
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 11.94 lbs
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
State Record: 9.98 lbs
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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For Michigan
When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and stickbaits are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.
The state record largemouth bass is a tie, one from Big Pine Island Lake and the other came from Alcona Dam Pond.
The state record smallmouth bass was caught from the Indian River.
L.T. Miller shows off a real nice smallmouth bass he caught from Tippy Pond. Read his fishing article here.
Catch big bass!
Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Great Lakes State. Read Ernest Miller's insight into Michigan Smallmouth fishing in Tippy Pond.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Michigan.
Bass fishing basics video.
Bass fishing information by state.
The lifecycle of bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Michigan bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.