Fishing on Hamlin Lake - What a Catch!
Fishing is popular all year on Hamlin Lake.
There are numerous places for anglers to try their luck, and Hamlin Lake has such a great variety of fish. Walleye is plentiful in Hamlin Lake, as are bass, perch, bluegill, crappie, pike, and more.
March and April
Although some ice fishing anglers are reluctant to see the last ice leave the lake, boaters are anxiously awaiting the lake levels to raise and the boating/fishing season to begin. Late April kicks off the walleye, northern pike, and muskie season on Hamlin Lake.
This is the season for fine crappie and pike fishing on Hamlin Lake. Crappie, bluegill, and small mouth bass fishing are also excellent.
During the autumn steelhead and Salmon Runs, anglers line the banks of the Big Sable River which courses through the Ludington State Park. These fish jumping over the Hamlin Dam is a sight to see! This mile-long stretch from Hamlin Lake is a favorite as the catches are definitely worth writing home about.
Once the ice freezes, anglers venture out onto Hamlin Lake for some bluegill or walleye fishing.
January through March
It's ice fishing season and Hamlin Lake offers plenty of action. Northern pike season begins in January, while February and March bring crappie action on Hamlin Lake where perch, walleye, and bluegills also can be found.
Area sports shops provide licenses, equipment, and up-to-date information on ice and fishing conditions. Grab some bait, your fishing pole, and create your very own "fish story" right here on Hamlin Lake.
Bait Tackle and Fishing Supplies
Boat Motor Rentals
Canoes & Kayak Rentals
ALL AREA FISHING REPORTS:Hamlin Lake - Pentwater - Manistee - Ludington - Pere Marquette River
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