Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Houghton Lake

4.6

Roscommon County, MI

Place public
Water Fresh
Depth 22 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Houghton Lake, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Roscommon County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Houghton Lake.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Roscommon County, Michigan, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Houghton Lake.

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Houghton Lake Fishing Map

Explore the Houghton Lake fishing map for a comprehensive understanding of the water boundaries 44°20'39.6"N 84°44'12.9"W and prime fishing spots.

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Fish Species to Catch in the Houghton Lake, MI

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Houghton Lake to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Michigan.

There are countless Houghton Lake fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Smallmouth bass, Largemouth bass, Black crappie, Pumpkinseed, Northern pike, Lake trout, Brown trout and others, as of June 13, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Smallmouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Bag limit

5

Min size

14"

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Largemouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Bag limit

5

Min size

14"

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Black crappie

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

25

Min size

No

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Pumpkinseed

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

25

Min size

No

Above are just a few of the species found in Houghton Lake. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Houghton Lake you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 12 species of fish in Houghton Lake.

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Fishing Spots Near the Houghton Lake

Must visit the following nearest Houghton Lake fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.2

Wexford County, MI

7 hot spots

4.4

Grand Traverse County, MI

10 hot spots

4.7

Bay County, MI

10 hot spots

4.9

Charlevoix County, MI

10 hot spots

4.6

Gratiot County, MI

5 hot spots

4.7

Saginaw County, MI

9 hot spots

4.8

Newaygo County, MI

8 hot spots

4.8

Manistee County, MI

7 hot spots

4.0

Alpena County, MI

8 hot spots

4.8

Mason County, MI

10 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Houghton Lake

  • There is a bag limit on Houghton Lake at 5 pikes per day. One of which can measure 24 inches or longer.
  • Pay attention to the weeds along the shoreline to find walleye and northern pike. Gum-Drop Floater works well here.
  • Casting and dragging a soft plastic tube bait is a productive method to catch bass.
  • Bling Jig or Gill-Getter are suitable lures for bluegill fishing on Houghton Lake.

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