paddleboarder fishing on the Huron River in Island Lake State Park


couple walking on trail at Brighton Recreation Area

Brighton Recreation Area

Shore fishing is available at all lakes where launches are located. An ADA fishing pier is accessible from the boat launch at Bishop Lake.

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Huron Meadows Metropark

Anglers commonly catch bluegill, sunfish and smallmouth bass in the peaceful waters of Maltby Lake. Try shore fishing along the Huron River and Maltby Lake. A large barrier-free fishing pier, accessible by ramp or steps, is located at the Sunset Ridge Picnic Area on Maltby Lake. Ice fishing is allowed when weather conditions permit.

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Island Lake Recreation Area

Four lakes and the Huron River offer a variety of fishing opportunities. A universally accessible fishing pier is available at Island Lake. However, the park does not have a boat launch. Spring Mill Pond is stocked with trout and a special catch and release season is in effect from April 1 until opening day of trout season. Only artificial bait may be used. Ice fishing is a popular winter activity.

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Kensington Metropark

Whether shore-fishing along the east shore or in a boat on the lake, Kensington Metropark is a popular fishing location in Southeastern Michigan. Fish Kent Lake and the connecting tributaries for bass, bluegill, northern pike, black crappie, and yellow perch. Huron River toward the north end of the Metropark provides shady, secluded locations for casting your line. The maximum depth of the lake is 36 feet with water depth maps available at the Boat Rental or Kensington Park Office. There is no fishing allowed on Kingfisher Lagoon or at posted areas of Wildwing Lake.

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Pinckney Recreation Area

Pier fishing is available at Silver Lake and Crooked Lake. Shore fishing is available at Silver Lake.

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Photo of the sandy shoreline at Taylor's Beach Campground

Taylor's Beach Campground

Spring-fed fishing lake with frog and turtle pond available for children.
Fishing boats are available to rent.

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Waldenwoods Resort, Banquet & Conference Center

Fish Cleaning Station and fishing boat rentals are available onsite.

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Dock at Deerfield Hills Nature Area.

Deerfield Hills Nature Area

Enjoy five miles of trails bordering pristine wetlands at the Deerfield Hills Nature Area.

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