Tahquamenon General Store
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Fishing in the Tahquamenon Area
The Michigan DNR has a lot of details about fishing. Check out this map for Tahquamenon Area Fishing holes.
Fishing licenses are available at Gene's Tahquamenon General Store. We have a nice selection of spinners, luers, Mepps, Rapala's, and carry fishing lines, bobbers, sinkers, hooks, and steel leaders. We have live bait: worms, crawlers, leeches, spawn, and a small selection of fishing poles.
FISHING WITH A BOAT
- ANDRUS LAKE
- Has a boat ramp and floating dock. Kids enjoy fishing on this lake. Has Small Mouth Bass and Perch.
- BODI LAKE
- Located off of CR 500 is great for pan fish, Walleye here is good.
- BRIMLEY BAY
- Common Catch is Perch, Pike, and Rockbass. Pay-for-Use Boat Launch, Perch and Rockbass use crawlers and minnows for Rockbass, fish the grass areas for Perch, fish where the small bay opens up to the larger bay. Look for the other boats. If perch are in, expect a fun day. Jumbo perch 10” – 14” are common. For Pike, troll just past the boat launch to the open bay as described above. Blue rapalas and red/white daredevils work best.
- CALHOUN LAKE
- The boat launch is open. Calhoun Lake is a great site for good Pike.
- LITTLE LAKE HARBOR
- Common Catch: Pike, Salmon, Perch
- LOWER FALLS OF THE TAHQUAMENON RIVER
- Ideal spot for the campers as well. Has Pike, Muskie, and Small Mouth Bass in the spring time.
- MOUTH OF THE TWO HEARTED RIVER
- Spring and late Fall is the best for Salmon fishing. This location is one of the best Salmon runs in the Upper Peninsula.
- PIKE LAKE
- Located on CR 414 has Perch, Small Mouth Bass and Pike. Accessible by boat only.
- TAHQUAMENON RIVER
- Common catch is Pike, Muskie, and some Perch. The best place to troll is at the mouth of the river. Concentrate from boat launch up stream to where the river branches. Most strikes will occur under and around the road pillions. Use large spoons, rapalas, and chugs. Remember the bigger the bait, the bigger the fish. Pike have been caught in excess of 40 inches.
- WHITEFISH BAY
- Extreme Caution must be observed when going out on to the bay, small boats, 14 foot and under are not recommended. Pay attention to the weather. Common catch is Whitefish, Perch, Salmon, and Lakers. Whitefish should be still fished. Use a jighead with a small piece of crawler or small minnow. Perch can be fished the same way. For salmon and lakers troll with downriggers. A fish/depth locator is very useful. Use standard deep water divers and spoons, squids.
FISHING WITHOUT A BOAT
- ANDRUS LAKE
- Use the floating dock with common catch of Perch and Bass. Use Crawlers, small minnows, great place for kids to fish.
- MOUTH OF THE TAHQUAMENON RIVER
- Common catch is Pike, Walleye, Perch, and Channel Catfish. Use crawlers, minnows, chubs, spoons, rapalas. Orange is a good color. On a little road just north of the rivermouth, the Tahquamenon Trail there are many palces to pull over to fish.
- SHELLDRAKE DAM
- This is a great family fishing area. Great shore fishing and a boat launch. You can fish off both sides of the dam. The common catch here is Perch and Pike. Use crawlers, mepps, roostertails, and spoons. A good color is orange.
- WHITEFISH POINT HARBOR (1/2 Mile South of the Point)
- Common Catch is Pike, Perch, Browns, Steelhead, and sometimes Salmon. Use crawlers, Minnows, Leeches, chubs, spoons, rapalas. Good colors, green, yellow, blue.
Enjoy your visit to the UP. Need to restock? Forgot something from home, stop at Gene's Tahquamenon General Store.
We are your four season store.