Here are some of the best places to go fishing in Metro Detroit

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If you’re looking to wrangle some fish safely while being socially distant, here are some of the best places to do it right here in Metro Detroit:

William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor

Located along a portion of the Detroit Riverwalk, the state park offers plenty of shoreline fishing for you and your family.

Newburgh Lake

At Hines Park in Livonia you will be able to either fish from the shore, the pier and/or a boat. The park offers a full experience and you may catch some bass, catfish or pike.

Bishop Park

If you’re looking to go Downriver, Bishop Park is the way to go. The park offers fishing off the pier and is located just footsteps away from Historic Downtown Wyandotte.

Pontiac Lake

Pontiac Lake located in Waterford, offers two fishing piers within a 3,700-acre park. If you get tired of fishing you can even enjoy the longest beach in southeast Michigan.

Founder’s Fishing Pier

Located in Farmington Hills, the Founder’s Fishing Pier offers catch and release fishing with the family. They also offer group classes on how to fish.

Blossom Heath Park and Pier

In St Clair Shores the Blossom Heath Park and Pier allows families to fish from the pier. It offers a great view of Lake St. Claire.

Huron River

Starting in Oakland County, the Huron River has fishing locations in Dexter, Ann Arbor and Belleville through their MetroParks. Stretches of the Huron are known for salmon, bass and blue gill.

Belleville Lake

On the border of Wayne and Washtenaw counties, Belleville Lake is fished mostly for its carp and largemouth bass. Shore fishing can be done at French Landing Park and public boat access sites are on Huron River Drive.

Lake St. Clair

The 430 square mile Lake St. Clair is known for pike and giant channel catfish. A popular access point is Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township, which provides 1.5 miles of shoreline fishing.

The Detroit River

The Detroit River offers multiple different spots to fish Downtown and Downriver. The river is widely known for its walleye and offers great views of the Downtown skyline.

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