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All about fishing for bowfin, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, sturgeon and tiger muskie in MI.

Listed below find information about these species of fish. For info about local sauger fishing, visit the MI walleye page.

Miscellaneous species

Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, include 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 Michigamme, Lake Michigan, Lake St Clair, Lake Superior, Long Lake, Manistique Lake, Mullett Lake, Sanford Lake, Torch Lake and Wixom Lake. Some of these lakes are popular for ice fishing.

Other Available Species

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 14.0 lbs

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 18.0 lbs

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 58.0 lbs

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 39.0 lbs

Sturgeon

Sturgeon

Estimated world record: 1,100 lbs

State Record: 193.0 lbs

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 51.19 lbs

Click the images and links above for species details.

Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.

The state record bowfin came from Crooked Lake.

The state record longnose gar came from Williamsville Lake.

The state record muskie came from Lake Bellaire.

The state record northern pike came from Dodge Lake.

The state record sturgeon came from Mullett Lake.

The state record tiger muskie came from Lac Vieux Desert.

 

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