Family Friendly Spots to Fish for Free This Weekend In + Around Lansing

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Did you know that every year in Michigan you can fish for FREE on two weekends? The summer date is coming up this weekend so there is no better time to grab a pole and get hooked on what Michigan fishing has to offer! We’re sharing ten family friendly spots to fish around the Lansing area, and where to get fishing poles that are great for even the littlest fishers in your family. So what are you waiting for? Let’s enjoy some Michigan fishing, for free!

Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend is part of the Department of Natural Resources Three Free Program. You can learn more here about what rules may apply.

Family Friendly Fishing In + Around Lansing

Burchfield Park| 881 Grovenburg Rd, Holt, MI 48842

Fish You Might See: Rainbow Trout

Hawk Island| 1601 E Cavanaugh Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

Fish You Might See: Carp, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Sucker, Sunfish, Yellow Perch

Central Park Pond| 5153 Marsh Rd. Okemos, MI 48864

Fish You Might See: Bullhead, Carp, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Sunfish, Yellow Perch

Lake Delta| 3902-8898 S Canal Rd, Lansing, MI 48917

Fish You Might See: Panfish, Channel Catfish

Lake Lansing| 1621 Pike Street, Haslett, MI, 48840

Fish You Might See: Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish

Park Lake6064-6274 Park Lake Rd, Bath Twp, MI,

Fish You Might See: Bullhead, Carp, Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Sunfish, Yellow Perch

McCormick Park123 High Street, Williamston, MI, 48895

Fish You Might See: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Sucker, Sunfish

Lake Interstate|Located in Dimondale West of I-69

Fish You Might See: Bullhead, Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Sucker, Sunfish, Yellow Perch

Round Lake| 5748 Round Lake Rd. Accessible via Don’s Party Store

Fish You Might See: Bullhead, Carp, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Sunfish, Yellow Perch

Sparks Park Urban Fishery| 1528 Kibby Rd, Jackson, MI 49203

Fish You Might See: Crappie, Largemouth bass

You’ve got your fishing location set but now you need the gear! Below are some options to get you going both local and internet friendly.

Local Spots to Shop

Grand River Bait & Tackle| Offering both used and new gear they have you covered for all your fishing needs.

Nomad Anglers| Offering gear for fly fishing and reels both new and used.

Chain Spots to Shop

Dick’s Sporting Goods| Offering gear for new fishers, toddlers, youth and more.

Amazon| We get it you need it fast and easy. Head to the Amazon link for some great options for kids.

We hope you have an amazing weekend heading out to see what our Michigan lakes have to offer! Be sure to tag us if you head to one of these family friendly spots to fish this weekend, we would love to see. If you want to stay on land this weekend consider a day in East Lansing. 

 

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