Michigan Maps to Help Anglers

 Aug 21st, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Aug 21st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Are you looking for great places to go fishing? Or are you an avid angler who wants some inside information? Check out the various fishing-related maps the DNR makes available online to help you with your angling adventures!

Inland Lake Maps by County
There are more than 11,000 inland lakes in Michigan – and the DNR has maps for more than 2,700 of them! These maps can help with inland lake fishing efforts and highlight shore features, vegetation and other water body specifics. To access visit: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_52261-67498–,00.html.

Inland Trout and Salmon Regulations Maps
These maps assist anglers in locating waters that contain trout and salmon and the regulations that apply specifically to those waters. New maps just added this year include Designated Trout Streams Maps for the Upper and Lower peninsulas! To access visit: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_52261-211883–,00.html.

Michigan Geographic Data Library
This website catalogs the available GIS (Geographic Information System) data the State of Michigan has available via the internet. Some areas of interest include Great Lakes shoreline, inland lake contours, and major watersheds. To access visit: http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/mgdl/.

Surface Water Information Management System (MiSWIMS)
This website is an interactive map-based system that allows users to view information about Michigan’s surface water. Users are able to view and download data collected by the Department of Environmental Quality and the DNR from surface water monitoring sites located throughout the state. To access visit: http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/miswims/.

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