Michigan's Inland Waterway is a unique adventure for any angler - whether you're a seasoned stillwater enthuisast, or looking to connect with a Smallmouth Bass for the first time! The Inland Waterway is Michigan's longest navigable chain of inland rivers and lakes. Over 40 miles long, the Inland Waterway, located in the northern Lower Peninsula, runs from Pickerel Lake onto Crooked Lake, through the Crooked River, Burt Lake, the Indian River, Mullett Lake, the Cheboygan River, and eventually, out into Lake Huron. The towns of Petoskey, Conway, Oden, Ponshewaing, Alanson, Indian River, Topinabee, and Cheboygan dot the waterway along its course... steeped in equal parts history and modern tourism.
The Inland Waterway has a long history of adventure seekers and anglers, alike. Today, it is home to phenomenal populations of Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Muskellunge, several trout species, and panfish. Shallow, limestone sand flats occur frequently throughout the Waterway. Combined with submerged timber and boulder gardens, structure is not lacking. Further, fertile coldwater inputs from the Maple River, Sturgeon River, and Pigeon River allow for migration of trout to and from the lakes, and provide the lakes with additional nutrients.
Join us for a day on these phenomenal waters. Check out our Inland Lakes Guide Trip here.