Houghton Lake Area Fishing Tips


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Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake is Michigan’s largest inland lake covering 22,000 acres.  The lake offers good fishing for a variety of fish.  Walleye and northern pike are the primary fish that anglers target here.  Smallmouth bass and largemouth bass are in the lake and there are some quality fish of both species here.  Panfish such as crappie, perch and bluegill are available too if you’re looking for some action.

Higgins Lake

Higgins Lake is a gorgeous lake that covers 10,185 acres.  Anglers target a variety of fish here such as lake trout, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, northern pike, perch, crappie, bluegill and more.  This is a popular lake for open water fishing and ice fishing.

Lake St. Helen

Lake St. Helen covers 2,390 acres.  It’s a popular lake for boating and fishing and it gives anglers another lake to fish in this area.  Anglers target largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, crappie, rock bass and bluegill.


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