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new to MI lakes
« on: September 30, 2006, 11:41:43 PM »

yeah,just moved up here about 3 1/2 years ago.I have just gotten back into fishing again and i was wonder what lakes are around here near canton?

I've been to lake erie(just to find it and fished it only an hour,plan to go back in the spring time)
belleville lake,ain't catching much out of that lake
ford lake i believe it is,right off rawsonville road and I-275.I've been catching nice 1-2 pounders right now this is my favorite lake.

any suggestion of where might more lakes or ponds i could go?

Much appreicated!


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Re: new to MI lakes
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2006, 08:22:48 AM »

Too many to list.  Here is a link to the Michigan DNR list of lake maps.,1607,7-153-30301_31431_32340---,00.html

Do you have a boat?  If so, what kind? 


Re: new to MI lakes
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2006, 10:26:14 AM »

welcome to the forum matt.
 i live in canton also, & you touch based on couple of the lakes in this area w/belleville & ford. yes bellville is tough and i just getting to know it this year. ford never been on. other lakes near by is whitmore, portage chain (pickeney) and halfmoon and you can get to any off of highway us23. just look at a map to getting there. like mentioned the dnr site as lake maps for all, plus a section on boat launches w/maps to get to.
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Re: new to MI lakes
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2006, 09:47:34 PM »

Nope no boat....makes it harder.

definely gonna check out the link though.


Re: new to MI lakes
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 10:13:05 AM »

Matt, Since you limited to the shore, try under the bridge at Ford Lk. There is a parking area not to far away, and just a short walk. It's my favorite place to catch Walleye, and always pick up a few 1-2lb smallmouth there as well. I use Maribu jigs, or a small jig head and a worm trailor,  just bring a lot, tons of snags down there.


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Re: new to MI lakes
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006, 03:10:15 PM »

Matt, if you want to get fully addicted to St. Clair, come on out in the spring with me sometime.  Would be glad to have ya along.  For now, try Kent.  It's not that far and is a nice lake to walk around. 
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Re: new to MI lakes
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2006, 01:45:27 AM »

Thanks guys,this is really helping!Definely gonna check out some of those lakes and places you guys are mentioning.

P.S. i defienly could use a fishing buddy too,so i'll stick around through the winter and get to know you guys.
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Re: new to MI lakes
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2007, 09:51:42 PM »

Might I sugest getting in touch with the Michigan Federation Nation? There are probably clubs in your area that welcome new members. Most do not require you to have a boat.  Links are available from Bass clubs are a great place to learn from other people and also have a chance to move on to bigger things. I made the Indiana State team last year and really enjoyed making it to the regional championship at lake La Homma Deau in Minnesota (Although Terry McWilliams beat me out). Still a great experiance and one I hope to be able to do again.
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