Outdoors sportsmen and women can explore over 100 lakes, numerous streams, the Muskegon River and thousands of acres of state land. From lake finders and state maps to where you can purchase your licenses, we have all the details you have been hunting for in the great outdoors.
So you know what you are fishing for but not sure where to find it? Check out the Michigan Lake Finder for more information. Additional fishing information for Mecosta County can be found at the Paris Fish Hatchery, Haymarsh Game Area and Mecosta County Parks.
For fishing that is completely accessible to all, the Big Rapids Riverwalk is an award winning, multifunctional planked pathway with fishing platforms, benches, bike racks, and picnic areas on either side of the 250 foot wooden bridge that spans the Muskegon River.
No matter what time of year it is or how experienced of an angler you are, you are sure to enjoy an adventure here in the greater Big Rapids area. From tip ups in the winter months to trolling in the spring or just kicking back and relaxing in the summer months to see where the current takes you. Once you experience fishing in Mecosta County you’ll be hooked.
If you have your own boat and are looking for just the right spot to drop in, check out our Boat Launch Directory noting launch location, courtesy pier and bathroom availability along with water acreage.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has resources available for fishing: