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‘Fishing is Always Good’

I stopped at the DNR boat launch on the West Shore of Houghton Lake today and asked an area angler how his day of fishing was. He had been out all day and was heading for home. When I asked him if he was successful, he just smiled and said, “If you love fishing, fishing is always good.” He was happy with the 17″ walleye he got today, and really happy about the 21-incher he landed yesterday.

This may be considered blasphemy to true anglers but I am going to compare fishing at Michigan’s Other Great Lakes to Nascar tracks. You have the “big one” like Talledaga, the “exhilarating” Bristol Race Track, and the “prestigious” Daytona International Speedway.
Houghton Lake is our “big one.” The largest inland lake in Michigan, anglers come for walleye, pike, bass, perch, and more.
Exhilarating fishing is in store at Lake St. Helen. Crappie, blue gill, perch, bass and walleye are right there for the taking.
Higgins Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in the state, is prestigious in that it is the deepest and adds Lake Trout to the species of fish mentioned above.
Thinking back to the fishing sage I met today, I get it. It is the experience. Fishing is always good – and it is never rained out.

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