Fishing

We are proud to boast the most coast with our fresh bays, but our inland water is also spectacular featuring sparkling streams and lakes. Trophy sized fish are waiting for you underneath the water!

Fishing Guides

Walleye | Salmon | Bass | Ice Fishing 

Carefully managed and protected throughout the years, the Bays de Noc have emerged as one of the best fresh water fishing locations in the United States. The area has undergone an aggressive fish planting in the past three years. More than 20,000 have been planted to sustain the fishery. Professional fishing tournaments such as the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit, the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail, the FLW Walleye League Championships, the FLW Bass Series and B.A.S.S. Tournament Series, all have held professional competitions on the Bays. 

Multiple species can be caught from boats or from the shore of the Bays, inland lakes, or from the various rivers and streams that fill Lake Michigan. Accessing our abundant waters is as easy as pulling up to one of the boat launches scattered throughout the county. Permits are required and are available at the launch sites. Please be aware that weather conditions can change quickly on the big water. Make sure you are aware of weather conditions and have the proper safety equipment.

Fishing Regulations

Contact your nearest Michigan Department of Natural Resources office for the latest Michigan Fishing Guide. Rules are effective April 1.

  • A fishing license is required for all persons who have reached their 17th birthday, including those serving in the Armed Forces. Michigan residents with a 100% V.A. disability benefit or who are legally blind are entitled to purchase a Senior Resident Annual license.
  • Persons with mental impairments and residents of a home for the aged may fish without a license if they are a member of a group and accompanied by one or more adults who possess a permit issued by the DNR.
  • You must purchase a fishing license if you are 17 years of age or older to fish. If you are under 17, you may fish without a license, but you are required to observe all fishing rules and regulations. Any adult actively assisting a minor who does not have a license must have a fishing license. Please note, a license is required when targeting fish, amphibians, crustaceans and reptiles.
  • Michigan’s annual fishing license is valid from March 1 of a given year through March 31 of the following year.
  • DNR Sportcard $1.00. A DNR Sportcard is issued to non-residents, minors, or any individual that does not have a valid Michigan Driver’s license or State I.D.

All-species fishing licences

  • Resident Annual $26.00*
  • Nonresident Annual $76.00*
  • Senior Annual (Residents 65 or older or Residents who are legally blind – see p. 6) $11.00*
  • 24-hour (Resident or Nonresident) $10.00
  • 72-hour (Resident or Nonresident) $30.00
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Escanaba, MI 49829 US

Phone: (906) 786-9614
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Region: Escanaba

The Escanaba Marina has 165 boat slips, docks and moorings for seasonal and transient boaters. The natural looking h ...
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601 N. Lincoln Rd.
Escanaba, MI 49829 US

Phone: (906) 786-7717
Region: Escanaba

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4203 HWY US 2&41
Escanaba, MI 49829 US

Phone: (906) 786-5850
Region: Escanaba

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Escanaba, MI US

Region: Escanaba

A boat launch and beach.
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Escanaba, MI US

Region: Escanaba

A launch with a large parking lot.
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1309 Ludington St
Escanaba US

Phone: (906) 280-4983
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Fly Fishing Guide Service
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814 S 14th St
Escanaba, MI US

Phone: (906) 280-8791
E-Mail Address: info@caddisshack.net
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River Fishing Guide
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17 Water Plant Rd
Escanaba, MI US

Phone: (906) 399-9011
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Charter fishing on Lake Michigan, Little Bay de Noc, and northern Green Bay.
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2010 Lake Shore Dr.
Garden, MI 49837 US

Phone: (906) 428-4680
Region: Gladstone

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Garden, MI US

Region: Garden Peninsula

Great launch to see Fayette HSP from the water.
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1328 Lake Shore Dr
Gladstone, MI 49854 US

Phone: (906) 396-4001
E-Mail Address: deltadawncharters@yahoo.com
Region: Gladstone
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We offer charter fishing on Big and Little Bays de Noc , the Bay of Green Bay, and Lake Michigan
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10132 M-35
Gladstone, MI 49837 US

Phone: (906) 428-1488
E-Mail Address: keith@walleyeschoice.com
Region: Gladstone
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Fishing Charter
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1323 North Lake Shore Drive
Gladstone, MI 49837 US

Phone: (906) 428-2950
Region: Gladstone
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6287 Hwy M-35
Gladstone, MI 49837 US

Phone: (906) 428-3207
Region: Gladstone

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Gladstone, MI US

Region: Gladstone

A boat launch near many other outdoor activities!
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Gladstone, MI US

Region: Gladstone

A boat ramp near a bait shop.
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7110 US 2
Gladstone, MI US

Phone: (906) 786-1488
Region: Gladstone
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A fully stocked bait shop.
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7110 Us 2
Gladstone, MI 49837 US

Phone: (906) 428-3809
E-Mail Address: hawgheaven@upmichigan.net
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Nahma, MI US

Region: Nahma

Nahma Boat ramp has a nice picnic area to go along with the scenery of Lake Michigan!
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Rapid River, MI US

Region: Rapid River

A well cleared launch with a public restroom.
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7989 U.S. Highway 2
Rapid River, MI 49878 US

Phone: (906) 553-4850
E-Mail Address: info@sallmarresort.com
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Bay De Noc Charters
7989 U.S. Highway 2
Rapid River, MI 49878
Phone: (906) 553-4850
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Bay View Bait & Tackle
7110 US 2
Gladstone, MI
Phone: (906) 786-1488
Region: Gladstone
A fully stocked bait shop. More
Bayshore Bait & Tackle
1323 North Lake Shore Drive
Gladstone, MI 49837
Phone: (906) 428-2950
Region: Gladstone
Blitzkrieg Sportfishing Charters
17 Water Plant Rd
Escanaba, MI
Phone: (906) 399-9011
Charter fishing on Lake Michigan, Little Bay de Noc, and northern Green Bay. More
Caddis Shack
814 S 14th St
Escanaba, MI
Phone: (906) 280-8791
River Fishing Guide More
Delta Dawn Charters
1328 Lake Shore Dr
Gladstone, MI 49854
Phone: (906) 396-4001
Region: Gladstone
We offer charter fishing on Big and Little Bays de Noc , the Bay of Green Bay, and Lake Michigan More
Escanaba Marina
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (906) 786-9614 (800) 700-9614
Region: Escanaba
The Escanaba Marina has 165 boat slips, docks and moorings for seasonal and transient boaters. The natural looking h ... More
Ford River Boat Launch
Escanaba, MI
Region: Escanaba
A boat launch and beach. More
Garden Bay Boat Launch
Garden, MI
Region: Garden Peninsula
Great launch to see Fayette HSP from the water. More
Gladstone BP Gifts and Carwash
2010 Lake Shore Dr.
Garden, MI 49837
Phone: (906) 428-4680
Region: Gladstone
Gladstone Harbor
Gladstone, MI
Region: Gladstone
A boat launch near many other outdoor activities! More
Hawg Heaven Guide Service
7110 Us 2
Gladstone, MI 49837
Phone: (906) 428-3809
Fishing Charter More
Hook Set Fishing
Escanaba, MI
Phone: (906) 399-5407
Into The Wild Fly Fishing
1309 Ludington St
Escanaba
Phone: (906) 280-4983
Fly Fishing Guide Service More
Kipling Boat Ramp
Gladstone, MI
Region: Gladstone
A boat ramp near a bait shop. More
Nahma Boat Ramp
Nahma, MI
Region: Nahma
Nahma Boat ramp has a nice picnic area to go along with the scenery of Lake Michigan! More
North Bluff Grocery
6287 Hwy M-35
Gladstone, MI 49837
Phone: (906) 428-3207
Region: Gladstone
North Shore Boat Launch
Escanaba, MI
Region: Escanaba
A launch with a large parking lot. More
Rapid River Boat Launch
Rapid River, MI
Region: Rapid River
A well cleared launch with a public restroom. More
Wal-Mart
601 N. Lincoln Rd.
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (906) 786-7717
Region: Escanaba
Walleyes Choice Guide Service
10132 M-35
Gladstone, MI 49837
Phone: (906) 428-1488
Region: Gladstone
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