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Mullett Lake, MI

Popular Fish Species Mullett Lake, MI

Lake Leelanau Popular Fish - Walleye

Walleye Fishing

Thanks to good fishery management, a healthy population of walleye are now thriving in the waters of Mullett Lake this year. They are eager to feed throughout the lake, but tend to concentrate on flats and ledges off the river channels. This year, the best results for catching walleye is most often by trolling, however casting live bait, jigs, worms, spoons and deep-diving crankbaits also work well at times. When the lake freezes over in winter, ice fishing for walleye can be very productive. Use GPS to locate spots you normally fish prior to icing over.

Lake Leelanau Popular Fish - Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Smallmouth bass are a favorite of many locals at Mullett Lake, as they are plentiful and easy to catch, once located. Fishing for smallmouth bass is good anytime they are shallow - in spring, during high water, mornings in summer and during warmer fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits around rip rap. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure with small worms, jigs and spoons. When the lake freezes over, try your luck at ice fishing.

Lake Leelanau Popular Fish - Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch Fishing

Mullett Lake has a very healthy population of yellow perch. Fishing for yellow perch is simple, their primary diet consists of minnows and other small fish, insects and worms. Use a simple hook, line and sinker. On 6 to 10 pound line, bait the small hook with minnows, worms or small jigs. They make for an excellent fish fry, are a food source for many of the larger predator fish in the lake, and they are fun to catch in winter when ice fishing.

Mullett Lake Fishing Video

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Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, muskie and northern pike at Mullett Lake in Michigan.

Walleye, perch and bass fishing is the primary draw for most anglers visiting Mullett Lake. The fishing is one of those well-kept secrets which makes it an ideal destination for novice fishermen.

Mullett Lake, located in northern Michigan, is a renowned destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. With its pristine waters and diverse fish species, Mullett Lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for both recreational and serious anglers. The lake is known for its populations of walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, and a variety of panfish. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore or venture out on a boat to target these prized catches, creating unforgettable fishing experiences amidst the scenic surroundings of Mullett Lake.

Mullett Lake, with its exceptional fishing opportunities, serene boating experiences, and convenient camping options, stands as a remarkable destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Michigan. Whether you're an avid angler, a boating aficionado, or simply seeking a tranquil camping retreat, Mullett Lake offers an unforgettable escape. Its diverse fish species create an impressive fishing experience that will leave visitors with cherished memories of their time spent here.

There are 28 miles of shoreline surrounding this 17,300-acre lake at the northern tip of the lower Michigan peninsula, at the town of Mullett. The full list of popular fish species here includes walleye, bass, perch, trout, sunfish, northern pike, sturgeon and muskie. Ice fishing in winter and boating during spring and summer both provide the opportunity to catch plenty of fish, possibly even a trophy. Multiple boat launch ramps are open for public use to launch pleasure, sailing, pontoon and fishing boats. All boats, but especially small craft like canoes and kayaks should keep a close eye on the weather. Mullett Lake Marina, restaurants, lodging, campgrounds, RV parks, boat rentals and shopping are all handy to enhance your stay. Bank fishing opportunities are available at parks, campgrounds and public access areas.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Michigan

Primary fish species residing in Mullett Lake

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Largemouth bass White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike

Mullett Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Boating is a popular activity on Mullett Lake, allowing visitors to fully enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and explore the expansive waters. Whether it's cruising along the calm surface, water skiing, or leisurely pontoon rides, Mullett Lake provides a tranquil and picturesque boating experience. Public access points and boat launches are available, ensuring convenient entry for boaters looking to set sail and navigate the lake's vast expanse.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Landings Resort & Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
231 238-9955

Mullett Lake Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
866 488-1296

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Aloha State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Jewell Road Boat Access Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Boy Scout Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Mullet Lake Village Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Mullet Lake Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Mullett Lake Marina
7700 Mullett Lake Rd
Cheboygan, MI 49721
866 488-1296

Fishing Guides On Mullett Lake

If you offer fishing guide services on Mullett Lake, please contact us for a free listing to be posted here.

Fishing License

Click here for a Michigan Fishing License.

For those seeking a longer stay, Mullett Lake offers camping facilities that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Nearby campgrounds provide amenities such as picnic areas, fire pits, and restrooms, ensuring a comfortable camping experience. Waking up to stunning lake views, spending the day fishing or boating, and gathering around a campfire under the starry night sky create cherished memories of outdoor relaxation and connection with nature.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Indian River RV Resort & Campground - 231 238-0035

Pigeon Bay Campground - 231 373-3341

East Mullett Campground - 231 238-9805

Aloha State Park Campground - 231 625-2522

Waterways Campground - 231 627-7066

Mullett Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Mullett Lake
Indian River RV Resort & Campground
561 N Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749
231 238-0035


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Fishing near the northern tip of the lower Michigan peninsula, at Mullett Lake, for walleye, bass, perch, trout, sunfish, northern pike, sturgeon and muskie.

Fishing on Mullett Lake.