Fishable Lakes Chart

Questions about water transportation and fishing on the island.

Moderators: johnhens, Ingo

Post Reply
User avatar

Topic author
Ingo
Forum Moderator
Posts: 1394
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:11 pm
Isle Royale Visits: 10
Location: Hillsborough, NC

Fishable Lakes Chart

Post by Ingo » Sun May 06, 2018 8:37 am

This chart of what fish are in which lakes used to be on the NPS site, but apparently no longer is. There's been some questions about it's accuracy, but on the whole has seemed pretty consistent with reports.
fishable lakes.jpg


Tortuga
Trailblazer
Posts: 113
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:11 pm
Isle Royale Visits: 2
Location: Chicago

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

Post by Tortuga » Tue May 08, 2018 9:44 am

No fish in Hatchet or Desor? High mercury in Angleworm and Siskiwit? And I've never even heard of a pumpkinseed fish!

The more you know...


Tightlines01
May actually live on IR
Posts: 317
Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 9:19 pm
Isle Royale Visits: 7
Location: Kentwood MI

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

Post by Tightlines01 » Tue May 08, 2018 10:32 am

Pumpkinseed is basically a blue gill. Typically they are more green and have a red/black spot on their gill cover instead of a blue/black one like blue gills. You've almost certainly caught one before and not realized it if you fished blue gills before.


pyrowaves
NewbieCake
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:54 am

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

Post by pyrowaves » Wed May 09, 2018 7:23 am

great info. Thanks! In June I'll be trying out a few of these lakes.


ZenDad
NewbieCake
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:21 pm
Isle Royale Visits: 2
Location: Southeast Michigan

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

Post by ZenDad » Wed May 09, 2018 2:38 pm

Ah, now I know why my son spent hours fishing in Desor last summer and didn't even have a nibble. The view from his fishing rock was outstanding though! Thanks for posting this chart.
IMG_6303.JPG

Post Reply