Has your stand-by Northern Michigan fishing hole failed to produce during your time in Northern Michigan’s outdoors? Or are you an avid angler who wants some inside information? Check out the various Northern Michigan fishing maps and other resources that the Michigan DNR makes available online to help you with your angling adventures:
Inland Lake Maps by County
There are more than 11,000 inland lakes in Michigan—and the DNR has maps for more than 2,700 of them! These maps can help with inland lake fishing efforts and highlight shore features, vegetation and other water body specifics. Click here to access the DNR’s inland lake map database.
Inland Trout and Salmon Regulations & Maps
These maps assist anglers in locating waters that contain trout and salmon and the regulations that apply specifically to those waters. New maps just added this year include Designated Trout Streams Maps for the Upper and Lower peninsulas! Click here to access trout and salmon regulation and maps.
Michigan Geographic Data Library
This website catalogs the available GIS (Geographic Information System) data the State of Michigan has available via the internet. Some areas of interest include Great Lakes shoreline, inland lake contours, and major watersheds. Click here to access the Michigan Geographic Data Library.
Surface Water Information Management System (MiSWIMS)
This website is an interactive map-based system that allows users to view information about Michigan’s surface water. Users are able to view and download data collected by the Department of Environmental Quality and the DNR from surface water monitoring sites located throughout the state. Click here to access the Surface Water Information Management System.