Lake Leelanau, Michigan Fishing

Lake Fishing Information: Lake Leelanau is a popular lake in Michigan. It is located in Leelanau County and covers approximately 8,600 acres. The Northern Lake has a max depth around 121 feet and the South Lake has a max depth of 62 feet. The lake has a length of 21 miles and a max width of 1.5 miles. There are multiple different species of fish on this lake. the lake is sometimes referred to as Carp Lake.

Species List: According to the Michigan  Department of Natural Resources, Lake Leelanau contains numerous species of popular fish. So, what type of fish are in this Lake? You can find Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Rock Bass, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye and Yellow Perch on these waters.

Species Regulations and Limits

Largemouth Bass: Must be at least 14”- Limit 5

Smallmouth Bass: Must be at least 14”- Limit 5

Northern Pike: 24” minimum- 2 per angler

Walleye: 15” minimum- 5 per angler

Yellow Perch: State Limits Apply

Rock Bass: State Limits Apply

Brown Trout: State Limits Apply

Lake Trout: State Limits Apply

Sunfish: State Limits Apply

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Marinas on Lake Leelanau

Marina Name: Leland Yacht Club

Address: 1221 Juniper Trail, Leland, MI 49654


Phone: (231) 256-2618

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