Fishing News

Hamlin Lake Fishing

From Crappie to Blue Gill, Bass, Pike, Catfish and Muskie, and the "best inland Walleye in Lake Michigan", Hamlin Lake offers the angler a multitude of challenges and opportunities.

On the main lake the angler can choose the tackle and species they are after. Hamlin Lake can become rough when the winds pick up but no need to cancel your fishing plans. You can always find a place to fish in Hamlin Lake.

The bayou's offer their own unique challenge so bring all the tackle you can handle and plan on spending many enjoyable hours on the water.

Waterside Store carries a variety of hunting and fishing items. Choose from fishing and hunting licences, live and artificial bait, fishing tackle and so much more. We also rent fishing boats, pontoons and have slip rental. Slip rentals are only available to customers who are renting from us. Stop by to gas up your boat with our unleaded and pre-mix non ethenol 90 octane gasoline and get some snacks for your day out on the water. The fishing enthusiast who has their mind set on trying their skills will not be disappointed. Guests will find that fishing is great all year long.The hunter will find the Waterside an excellent home base camp.
Let Waterside Store be your hunting and fishing supply destination.

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Hamlin Lake News from the Michigan DNR


The summer lake level is maintained at approximately two feet above the winter level. It is anticipated it will take two to four weeks to raise the water to its summer level, depending on precipitation during this time period. If ice remains on the lake, the process will be delayed until the lake is free of ice.

Michigan Sea Grant is a cooperative program of University of Michigan and Michigan State University. It is part of the National Sea Grant College Program, a network of more than 30 university-based programs in coastal states across the country administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Michigan Sea Grant employs six extension educators located in coastal communities around the state. Additionally, Michigan Sea Grant communicators, researchers and specialists provide Great Lakes information to Michigan residents, educators and stakeholders through newsletters and special publications, Web sites, educational displays, projects and presentations.

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