“Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice” , If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you.

A fitting state motto considering the entire state is nothing more than a peninsula between 4 out of the 5 Great Lakes. Michigan has the longest shoreline of any state in the lower 48. At 3,121 miles this is the equal to the distance of coastline from Maine to Florida.

With over 11,000 inland lakes that are 10 acres or larger, 36,000 plus miles of streams, and 38,575 square miles of Great Lakes water, it's no surprise that most residents are very active in water sports. Within the state you're never more than 6 miles from an inland lake or more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.

Fishing opportunities are almost endless. From Salmon and Steelhead to Walleye, Perch, Musky, and everything in-between, Michigan has it all!

Big Manistee River
Big Manistee
The Big Manistee River; one of the best known and most productive rivers in the state; check it out!
Pere Marquette River Fall Salmon
PM Fall Salmon
Try the Pere Marquette River, Michigan for some awesome Fall Chinook action and great scenery!
Fall Huron River Steelhead
Try the Huron River (either one) for some great Fall Steelhead action.