Fishing the Alpena Area
Whether you’re taking the kids out to create some relaxing memories, or on the hunt for the next trophy catch, Northeast Michigan is THE destination for sport and recreational fishing.
There are more than 100 accessible bodies of water (300,000 acres of open water) in the 4-county Northeast Michigan area. Alpena serves as base camp for your fishing expedition. Within an easy drive of Alpena, you’ll find numerous inland lakes and river systems that offer a variety of healthy fish species. Locations for trolling, fishing off the river bank, fly fishing, fishing from a dock or canoe, a perfect reed bed for your bass boat, and even deep water options abound in and around Alpena.
Relive the lazy summer days of your childhood with a hook and bobber while your feet dangle in the refreshing water. Venture out to the big lake and reel in the wildest of the wild fish populations that have never before seen a lure. Experience the unique fishing habitat created by hundreds of historic shipwrecks resting on the bottom of Lake Huron in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. There is even a multitude of great fishing spots within the city limits of Alpena. We don’t even stop when the snow starts! As soon as the lakes freeze over they are dotted with ice fishing shanties. If you love fishing, you need to put Alpena on your list.
Take care of your fishing license online! Just follow this link and you’ll be on the water in no time! DNR E-License
- Northeast Michigan Fishing Charters – a list of area fishing charters and marinas
- Fish Stocking Database – search area lakes for a Michigan DNR update on stocked fish
- Michigan DNR Fishing Guide – all the rules and regulations you need to know before heading out on the water
- License Agents – for a list of where you can buy fishing licenses in stores
- Area Fishing Reports– stay up to date on the Alpena area fishing reports
- How to Catch Your Fish – fishing tips from the Michigan DNR
*** Help prevent the spread of invasive species! Wash your watercraft before putting in at a new body of water. Find out more here: http://micbcw.org/***
Michigan Catch & Cook
For a full water-to-table fishing experience, make arrangements for a Michigan Catch & Cook adventure at one of these two participating restaurants! Thanks to partnerships between the Courtyard Restaurant, Twin Acres 19th Hole Restaurant, Two Hearted Charters, Trout Scout Charters, and WipeOut Charters, you can take your fresh catch to one of these restaurants and have it prepared and served to you the same day!
If you are interested in bringing your tournament to the Alpena area we are happy to assist!
Please see our services guidelines>> HERE
If you are interested in filming a fishing related program in the Alpena area, please email Mary Beth Stutzman for details and services: Marybeth@visitalpena.com
Fletcher Pond is Michigan’s 11th largest inland lake, 9000 acres of pure fish habitat and home to one of the largest concentrations of Northern Pike, Large Mouth Bass and pan fish in the State. Jacks Landing – the original landing of the flood waters – offers a complete array of lodging, camping and services to make for an enjoyable getaway. We offer twenty 14-foot Lund Fishing Boats with 6 horse power motors and three 18-foot pontoon boats with 25 horse power motors. Call for more information and discover Fletcher Pond today!
Jack’s Landing offers secure monthly and yearly outdoor storage for boats and RVs. Call for details!
Considering ice fishing this winter? Why go anywhere but Fletcher Pond? Rent one of our 4 x 8 propane heated ice shanties and fish in comfort! Whether you are an avid fisherman or want to introduce your family to ice fishing, this is a great winter activity.
Check out our video at http://www.youtube.com/user/anglershideaway
Come fish with Capt. Rick on the fantastic waters of Lake Huron. Cast your line off the “Wipe Out”, a 27 foot sports craft, fully equipped and ready to catch your trophy fish. The “Wipe Out” is DNR inspected, US Coast Guard licensed and insured. The Boat has a private Stand up Head!!!!
Things you will need to bring:
- Everyone must have an All Species Michigan Fishing License
- Warm Clothing
- Cooler for your fish
- Snacks, Drinks and Lunch
Fish you may catch:
- Atlantic Salmon
- Chinook Salmon
- Coho Salmon
- Brown Trout
- Lake Trout
- Rainbow Trout
- AND MORE!!!