Sanford Lake, Michigan Fishing

Location and Information: Sanford Lake is one of the most popular fishing lakes in Michigan. It is located in Midland County and has a surface area of 1,430 acres. This lake is home to multiple different species of fish. This lake has a max depth of around 25 feet with a average depth of 9 feet.

This Lake 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, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Muskie and Yellow Perch.

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

Yellow Perch: State Limits Apply

Muskellunge:  1 per angler April 1st to March 31st

Bluegill: State Limits Apply

Channel Catfish: State Limits Apply

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Marinas and Restaurants on this lake

Marina Name: Sanford Lake Marina

Address: Sanford, MI 48657


Phone: (989) 689-6100

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