Location and Information: Lake Macatawa is one of the most popular fishing lakes in Michigan. It is located in Ottawa County and has a surface area of 1,720 acres. The lake has a max depth of 34 feet and an average depth of 10 feet. There are multiple different species of fish in this lake. This lake can also be ice fished during the winter months.
Species List: According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, this lake contains numerous species of popular fish. So, what type of fish are in this Lake? You can find Bluegill, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, Chinook Salmon Muskie, Walleye and Yellow Perch.
Largemouth Bass: Must be at least 14”- Limit 5
Smallmouth Bass: Minimum of 14″- Limit 5 Per Angler
Walleye: 15” minimum- 5 per angler
Yellow Perch: State Limits Apply
Northern Pike: 24” minimum- 2 per angler
Muskellunge: 1 per angler April 1st to March 31st
Black Crappie: State Limits Apply
Bluegill: State Limits Apply
Trout: State Limits Apply
Salmon: State Limits Apply
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Marinas on Lake Macatawa
Marina Name: Yacht Basin Marina
Address: 1866 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424
Phone: (616) 786-2205
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