Do you love big bluegill?
Hi- I moved from Tri-lakes - Columbia City Indiana - to retire in the UP - I live in Iron Mountain Michigan now,k it might be a little east from where you want to go. There are a great many lake in my area. I fly fish for blue gill and one of my favorite fishing is Walleye. Also do allot of small-mouth fishing on the Menominee river that run between Wi and the UP and empties into Lake Michigan.
There many places to camp in the state forest and park an camper or RV or just set up a tent camp.I never fish the same lake twice only because I just move up here last March. I use a 16' sylvan and have fished Michigammie Game preserve north of Chapleau On. for the past 30 years;. I moved here for the very same reason you are looking for new fishing lakes.
Check out goggle earth if the area around where I live. It is about 9 hr from Fort Wayne In. to give you an Idea about travel time. I use to drive 13hour to get through Canada
If I can help you in any way just let me know , it always nice to talk to fellow Hoosiers .
I meant to say West of
I am a home grown Auburn person and very familiar with Columbia City!! I may take you up on the assistance at a later date and may come up your way now that we have good information on the fishing in your area. At this time we are looking for that "location" that we will spend our next 15 years. Michigan is the logical choice for us and most likely will spend a lot of time up your way in the future!
I am also a Hoosier and have long pondered the.same idea. I will be interested how this turns.out.
Good to hear from you Jay. Not many responses yet, but it is probably because I failed to include the correct lakes. I originally noted Upper/Lower Clear lakes when it should have said Upper/Lower Crooked Lakes. These lakes appear to be in the same region as Otsego Lake, but all review thus far has shown these lakes to be good fishing lakes.
i have recently been studying areas of expansion in my fishing endeavors and have come across a string of lakes in Martiny, Mi that looks very promising. Campgrounds are available.
my recent scouting from a vehicle to some of the boat launches leaves me feel anxious.. everywhere you look gives the impression of being in a wilderness. master angler listing looks good. the string of lakes are linked together and would provide a lifetime of exploring. thought id share. check out the satellite images.
This appears to be the type of location we are looking for!! Having a difficult time finding a campground, but finally found a location on Tubbs lake. Haven't had a response from my email and phone call, but hope this location works. Looks like you can go from lake to lake through channels, and the lake acreage is the perfect size!! Thanks for your info!! And yes, it appears there are little or few cottages.. Looks like a great 'gill lake!
Havnt fished it yet but i may try early or late ice for crappies and gills. Im hoping to camp there this spring for some early pre spawn crappies and gills. Ill let you know how well i do. Glad to be of some help.