MICHIGAN'S DESIGNATED TROUT LAKES

The Michigan DNR defines a Designated Trout Lake as one in which trout are the predominant game fish. Special fishing regulations apply to these lakes, so be sure to consult the DNR's Inland Trout and Salmon Guide.

 Lower Peninsula

Alcona County: O'Brien Lake, Reid Lake, South Hoist Lake

Allegan County: Kalamazoo Lake/Silver Lake, Lake 16, Pike Lake

Antrim County: Bellaire Pond, Elk Lake, Torch Lake

Barry County: Deep Lake, Gull Lake

Benzie County: Betsie Lake, Big Platte Lake, Crystal Lake

Berrien County: Singer Lake

Branch County: Cary Lake, Gilead Lake, Lake Lavine, Rose Lake (Lake of the Woods)

Antrim County: Bellaire Pond, Elk Lake, Torch Lake

Calhoun County: Lee Lake

Cass County: Birch Lake, Harwood Lake, Hemlock Lake, Shavehead Lake

Charlevoix County: Lake Charlevoix, Thumb (Louise) Lake, Walloon Lake

Cheboygan County: Silver Lake, Twin #1 Lake, Weber Lake

Clare County: Little Long Lake

Crawford County: Bright Lake, Glory Lake, Kneff Lake, Shupac Lake, Sandhill Lake

Eaton County: Lake Alliance, Lake Interstate

Emmet County: Walloon Lake

Grand Traverse County: Duck Lake, Elk Lake, Green Lake, Sand Lake #1, Sand Lake #2

Hillsdale County: Bear Lake, Bird Lake, Hemlock Lake

Iosco County: Buck Creek Pond

Isabella County: Blanchard Pond

Jackson County: Farewell Lake, Swains Lake

Kalamazoo County: Gull Lake, Little Paw Paw Lake, Rupert Lake

Kalkaska County: Bear Lake, Big Blue Lake, Big Guernsey Lake, Big Twin Lake, Starvation Lake

Kent County: Lime Lake, Marjella Lake

Lake County: Harper Lake

Leelanau County: Big Glen Lake, Lime Lake, Morth Lake Leelanau, Solon Pond

Lenawee County: Allens Lake, Deep Lake

Livingston County: Trout Lake

Manistee County: Arcadia Lake, Manistee Lake, Pine Lake, Portage Lake

Mason County: Pere Marquette Lake

Montcalm County: Marl Lake, Nevins Lake

Montmorency County: Avalon Lake, Clear Lake, Lake Fifteen Lake, Long Lake, Mccormick Lake

Muskegon County: Duck Lake, Half Moon Lake, Mona Lake, Muskegon Lake, White Lake

Newaygo County: Condon Lake, Crystal Lake

Oakland County: Maceday Lake

Oceana County: Pentwater Lake, Silver Lake, Stony Lake

Ogemaw County: Devoe Lake, Grousehaven Lake, Lake George

Osceola County: Wells Lake

Oscoda County: Crater Lake, Loon Lake

Otsego County: Big Chub Lake, Bradford Lake, Bridge Lake, Heart Lake, Pickerel Lake

Ottawa County: Lake Macatawa, Pigeon Lake

Presque Isle County: Trout Creek Pond

Roscommon County: Higgins Lake

St. Joseph County: Corey Lake

Van Buren County: Shafer Lake

Washtenaw County: Pickerel Lake

 Upper Peninsula

Alger County: Ackerman Lake, Addis Lake and Pond, Cheryl's Lake, Cole Creek Pond, Grand Marais Lake, Grand Sable Lake, Harrison's Pond, Hike Lake, Irwin Lake, Juanita Lake, Kay's Pond, Mirror Lake, N. (Upper) Shoe Lake, Rock River Pond, Rock Lake, Sawaski Pond, Sullivan Pond, Trueman Lake

Barage County: Alberta Pond, Fence Lake, Roland Lake

Chippewa County: Dukes Lake, Highbanks Lake, Naomikong Lake, Naomikong Pond, Trout Brook Pond, West Roxbury Pond, East Roxbury Pond

Delta County: Bear Lake, Carr Lake, Carr Ponds, Killpecker Pond, Norway Lake, Section 1 Pond, Square Lake, Wintergreen Lake, Zigmaul Pond

Dickinson County: Pickerel Lake

Gogebic County: Beatons Lake, Black River Lake, Castle Lake, Cornelia Lake, Finger Lake, Imp Lake, Little Duck Lake, Mishike Lake, Moon Lake, Plymouth Lake, Redboat Lake

Houghton County: Clear Lake, Emily Lake, Lake On Three, Penegore Lake, Perrault Lake, Roland Lake

Iron County: Caspian Pond, Chicagoan Lake, Deadmans Lake, Ellen Lake, Fire Lake, Forest Lake, Fortune Pond, Golden Lake, Hannah-Webb Lake, Killdeer Lake, Long Lake, Madelyn Lake, Ottawa Lake, Skyline Lake, Spree Lake, Timber Lake

Keweenaw County: Eliza Pond, Lake Fanny Hooe, Lost Lake, Manganese Lake, No Name Pond

Luce County: Belle Lake 1, Bennett Springs Lake, Brockies Pond, Buckys Pond, Camp 8 Lake, Dairy Lake, Deer Lake, Dillingham Lake, Holland Lake, Jack Lake, Little Whorl Lake, Moon Lake, Peanut Lake, Perch Lake, Pratt Lake, Round (N. Manistique) Lake, Sid Lake, Silver Creek Pond, Spring Creek Pond, Syphon Lake, Tank Lake, Trout Lake, Twin Lake, Ward Lake, Wolverine Lake, Youngs Lake

Mackinac County: Castle Rock Pond, Millecoquin Pond

Marquette County: Angeline Lake, Arfelin Lake, Bass Lake, Bedspring Lake, Brocky Lake, Cecilia's Pond, Cedar Lake, Clear Lake, Cranberry Lake, Crooked Lake, Forestville Basin, Island Lake, Just Lake, Keyhole Lake East, Kidney Lake, Little Brocky Lake, Little Shag Lake, Moccasin Lake, North Pauls Lake, South Pauls Lake, Perch Lake, North Rockingchair Lake, South Rockingchair Lake,Section 13 Lake, Silver Lake Basin, Silver Lake, Slough Lake, Sporley Lake, Squaw Lake, Strawberry Lake, Swanzy Lake, Twin lake, Wolf Lake

Ontonagon County: Calderwood Pond, Courtney Lake, Mirror Lake, Trout Creek Pond

Schoolcraft County: Dutch Fred Lake, King's Pond, Lost Lake, Ned's Lake, Spring Pond, Twilight Lake

 

   

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