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Fishing and Ice Fishing


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Delhi Metropark

Bring your fishing rod, tackle box and cast your line in the crisp, morning waters of the Huron River. A serene, natural setting and ample wildlife complete your experience. Common catches include smallmouth and largemouth bass. This area is well known for fly-fishing, and there are good spots for shoreline fishing, as well. A catch and release policy applies to some areas within Delhi Metropark.


Dexter-Huron Metropark

Bring your fishing rod and tackle box and cast your line in the crisp, morning water of the Huron River. A serene, natural setting and ample wildlife complete your experience. Common catches include smallmouth and largemouth bass. The area is well-known for fly-fishing, and there are good spots for shoreline fishing as well.


Hudson Mills Metropark

Cast your line in the crisp, morning waters of the Huron River at Hudson Mills Metropark. A serene, natural setting and ample wildlife complete your experience. Common catches include smallmouth and largemouth bass. The area is well-known for fly-fishing, and there are good spots for shoreline fishing as well.


Huron Meadows Metropark

Huron Meadows Metropark offers the perfect setting for your next fishing day trip. Anglers commonly catch blue gill, sunfish and smallmouth bass in the peaceful waters of Maltby Lake. Fishing poles are available for loan, free of charge from the golf starter building. Try shore fishing along the Huron River and Maltby Lake. A barrier-free fishing pier, accessible by ramp or steps, is located at the Sunset Ridge Picnic Area on Maltby Lake. Ice fishing is allowed when weather conditions permit.


Kensington Metropark

Whether shore-fishing along the east shore or in a boat on the lake, Kensington Metropark is a popular fishing location in Southeastern Michigan. Fish Kent Lake and the connecting tributaries for bass, bluegill, northern pike, black crappie, and yellow perch. The Huron River toward the north end of the Metropark provides shady, secluded locations to cast your line. The maximum depth of the lake is 36 feet with water depth maps available at the Boat Rental or Kensington Park Office or click here for a water depth map. There is no fishing allowed on Kingfisher Lagoon or at posted areas of Wildwing Lake. The park and lake are open for fishing from 6 am to 10 pm.

Ice Fishing

Bundle up and enjoy a few hours ice-fishing on Kent Lake at Kensington Metropark. Designated areas of Wildwing Lake are also available for ice fishing. Popular access points to Kent Lake include the West Boat Launch and Turtlehead picnic area. A valid Michigan Fishing License or Sportsperson's License is required. Winter catches include bluegill, black crappies, yellow perch and the occasional northern pike. Click here for a water depth map. Fishing is prohibited in ice skating areas. The park is open for fishing from 6 am to 10 pm.

Shanties must be registered (no charge) with the Park Office if they are to be left overnight. Shanties must also comply with all Michigan regulations and are to be removed before the ice becomes unsafe or by March 1.


Lake Erie Metropark

Often called the walleye capital of the world, the deep, open waters of Lake Erie and the Detroit River are a magnet for recreational anglers from afar. Fishermen will appreciate the shoreline and bridge-fishing opportunities to catch panfish, perch, bass, and bullhead. An extensive fishing bridge crosses one of the main lagoons. Shoreline fishing is available throughout the Metropark. Free fishing poles are available for loan at the Marshlands Museum and Nature Center. Spearing or bow and arrow fishing are prohibited.

Ice Fishing

 

Bundle up, pack a few extra layers and step onto the frozen water of Lake Erie for a day of ice fishing. Fishermen will appreciate the shoreline and bridge-fishing opportunities to catch panfish, perch, bass, and bullhead. An extensive fishing bridge crosses one of the main Metropark lagoons. Ice fishing is permitted at the marina November through March, as ice conditions permit. Due to warm water currents, ice fishing along the Lake Erie shoreline is not recommended.

The Marina is open in the winter for ice fishing 7 am - 8 pm weather permitting. Use Lee Rd to enter Marina.

Park entry fees apply. All park facility conditions are subject to change. Call the park office at 734-379-5020.


Lake St. Clair Metropark

Enjoy this favorite pastime on Lake St. Clair and within view of Downtown Detroit on a clear day. Huron Point provides about one-half mile of shoreline fishing for bass, walleye, pike and perch. Shoreline fishing is not allowed along the beach or at the marinas from April through October. All State fishing regulations apply. Anglers must possess the proper fishing license to fish at any Metropark.

Ice Fishing

Extend your favorite pastime into the winter season ice-fishing on Lake St. Clair. The area is known as a good pan fish and yellow perch fishing site, with anglers fishing on the canals, north boat basin and the open waters of the lake. Several bait and tackle shops are located near the entrance to Lake St. Clair Metropark. Anglers find that these shops are great places to catch up on what is biting and what to use.


Lower Huron Metropark

Bring your fishing rod, tackle box and cast your line along the shore of the Huron River. Shoreline fish throughout the park for largemouth and smallmouth bass, steelhead, northern pike. Angle near the south fishing site for bullhead and panfish. Fishing decks are located at the north and south fishing sites.


Oakwoods Metropark

Fish from your rowboat or along the shore of the Huron River at Oakwoods Metropark. Anglers will love the gentle current with numerous coves, sloughs and inlets to catch bass, sunfish, steelhead, and coho salmon. Shoreline fishing is allowed in designated areas only.


Stony Creek Metropark

Anglers love 500-acre Stony Creek Lake, teeming with bass, pike, walleye and panfish. The state record crappie was caught here. Fish on a barrier-free fishing pier, located on the west side of the boat launching area. Enjoy ice-fishing on both sections of Stony Creek Lake below 28 Mile Road in the winter. Fishing from bridges is prohibited.


Willow Metropark

Cast your line in the crisp water as you shoreline fish along the Huron River or Washago Pond. A serene, natural setting and wildlife viewing complete your experience. Common catches include bluegill, bass, perch and sunfish. Free fishing gear is available for loan to Metropark visitors.

Ice Fishing

Enjoy a favorite pastime in the winter months, ice fishing on Washago Pond at Willow Metropark. Popular winter catches include bass and perch. The Ski Touring Center is open weekends and holidays, snow permitting, and features a heated lounge and snacks. Check this website for weather conditions.


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