Fishing in Traverse City

Welcome to the best all-round fishing spot in America!  Summer here means deepwater fishing for salmon and steelhead, fly fishing on four blue-ribbon trout streams, going after some of the world’s biggest, smartest bass, and even checking out the carp flats of Grand Traverse Bay. Did somebody say “hex hatch?” 

Don't let the summer fly by without getting out on the lake! 

Choose the lakes you want to fish in and find out where to get a license from Department of Natural Resources. 

Purchase a fishing license from the DNR. 
Learn more about fishing in Michigan from the DNR.

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