Family Friendly Fishing Spots In + Around Detroit

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This year looks a little different and we’re here to help save your sanity. Our team at Detroit Mom is on a mission to spend 1000 hours outside and you can bet we’re going to be doing everything we can to make it outdoors. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best fishing spots in and around Detroit. Choose one and count it towards your hours outside. Happy fishing!

FAMILY FRIENDLY FISHING IN + AROUND DETROIT

Maybury Pond (Pier) | 20145 Beck Rd, Northville
Fish you might see: Carp, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Yellow Perch
Fees: Yes (Recreation Pass)

Huron River (Gallup Park) | 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor
Fish you might see: Carp, Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, White Bass
Fees: No

Kent Lake, Kensington MetroPark | Milford Township
Fish you might see: Bullhead, Carp, Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Walleye, Yellow Perch
Fees: Yes

Cass Lake | 4250 Parkway Drive, Waterford (Dodge #4 State Park)
Fish you might see: Carp, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Yellow Perch
Fees: Yes (Recreation Pass)

Pontiac Lake | 7800 Gale Rd, Waterford
Fish you might see: Carp, Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Walleye, Yellow Perch
Fees: Yes (Recreation Pass)

Bishop Lake | 5426 Bishop Lake Rd, Brighton
Fish you might see: Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Sunfish
Fees: Yes (Recreation Pass)

Carter Lake at Thelma Spencer Park | 3701 John R Rd, Rochester Hills
Fish you might see: Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Sunfish, Yellow Perch
Fees: Yes

Stoney Creek Lake | 4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Township
Fish you might see: Crappie, Sunfish, Northern Pike, Sucker, Carp, Walleye
Fees: Yes (Stony Creek Metropark)

Newburgh Lake | Livonia
Fish you might see: Bass, Catfish, Northern Pike, Sunfish
Fees: No

Founder’s Fishing Pier | 35500 W Eight Mile, Farmington Hills
Fish you might see: Carp, Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Sunfish, Yellow Perch
Fees: No

Firefighters’ Park | 1800 W Square Lake Rd, Troy
Fish you might see: Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Sunfish, Yellow Perch
Fees: No

Navigating the map is quite simple. Click on the white outlined rectangle in the upper left. A new menu will appear and you can scroll through to find the perfect family friendly fishing spot. Once you find a location, click on the marker for more details!

Which family friendly fishing spot will you head out to? Did we miss your favorite fishing hole? Let us know!

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