Sibbald Point is a four hour drive from our house. Those fishing the cuts and canals around Point Mouillee and Erie Metro Park have caught crappie and bluegill. Close.
The water levels on the mill race are way down, leaving an extended shoreline to fish from. Here's what to expect when you're out on the water. Barton). Park staff keep the main road and a parking lot plowed all winter for eager anglers.
Explore OntarioParks' photos on Flickr. I would have liked to see some info about seasons though. Some of our trails are not ready for hiking. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are found upstream of Ann Arbor at Delhi, Dexter-Huron, and Hudson Mills. It has sandy beaches, shady picnic areas, forested hiking trails and an equipped playground for children. Thanks, Ed -- my son loves to go fishing, so this is great! For more information go to: www.huronriver.org The Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited is another active club in the area. The Michigan DNR issues a Weekly Fishing Report with details from inland waters and the Great Lakes of what's being caught. The river between Dexter and Delhi is catch-and-release for smallmouth and largemouth bass, and popular. Silent … The Huron River is in the Lake Erie watershed; the guide warns of concerns of PCBs in fish from Barton Pond and Ford Lake, and of mercury in fish from all inland lakes, and recommends some restrictions especially for women and children and for larger fish. A smaller, yet still exceptional perch tagging effort occurs in May out of Sibbald Point Provincial Park by the Simcoe Bass Anglers club. Looking to hook some beautiful Lake Trout? Olson Park is located at DhuVarren Road and Pontiac Trail south of M-14; it's visible from the freeway. Pickerel Lake is an interesting place. Although the club is focused on trout fishing and habitat, they have many members that fish the Huron River. The park is very loud in general, even during the day.
It has a larged population of bluegill and largemouth basse. It's your best first bet at keeping up with the season. There are very many lakes/ponds in our area, though not right in town, and many have public access (but this usually means canoe or boat). Huron River - Has steelhead and check the backwaters for bluegill and crappie. Lake Simcoe is a great fishing spot with plenty of fish to catch like lake trout, whitefish, pike, yellow pickerel, and jumbo perch. The park is very loud in general, even during the day. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks system has fishing opportunities at its parks up and down the Huron River. I will gladly spend the money but was just curious about my past actions. The Huron can sometimes be deep, but there are many areas that are shallow enough for "wet" wading with shorts and tennis shoes that will yield many smallmouth bass. For those interested in Fly Fishing, there are two local Ann Arbor clubs that are active in the area and will welcome anyone interested in the sport.
It is a recreational park covering 225 ha. Pickerellake is a coolplace to the cast the rod, not sure what the prospects are. The ongoing Argo Dam dam-in vs. dam-out controversy centers in part on the potential for improved habitat along the river which could expand fishing opportunities beyond the bottom-feeders that inhabit still waters. The mighty Huron River goes right through the middle of Ann Arbor, which makes for plenty of good places to put a pole in the water and go fishing. One of 140 perch tagged at the Simcoe Bass Anglers Annual Perch Tournament on Lake Simcoe
Cycling on park roads makes for easy access to all park facilities. Check the DNR site for the complete list of options available; out-of-state licenses cost more, and senior and veteran permits are less. For your safety, please respect trail closure signs. The Huron is truly a blue ribbon small mouth fishery. I always thought I was safe with four poles and my two toddlers? Hiking .
The river is too deep right now but should calm as the summer goes by.
The park is named after Pittsfield Supervisor Robert A. Lillie, who was in office from 1970 to 1983 and who advocated for acquisition of the land.
There are no motorboats allowed and it is connected to Crooked lake by a channel. Campsites with 15+ people on them were allowed to party until after 1 AM. Restrictions. If you have ever mountain biked the area you cross over the channel on a wooden bridge.
The TU website is at www.aaatu.org. Fiddling with fly gear on the freeflowing Huron is a great way to get introduced, since the smallmouth are more cooperative than trout. Please read the fishing guide prior to an outing as it is currently illegal to target bass and pike. Detroit River - Walleye action continues to be good in the lower Trenton Channel.
Try below the Argo Pond dam or along the Arboretum near the University of Michigan Hospital.
Here's a sample of some nearby waters: Lake Erie - Boat anglers fishing in Michigan waters have caught walleye off the reefs when jigging minnows or trolling with crank baits.
So, what is the $2 license for, 18 year olds? During the winter season, the sheltered bay on the shore of Lake Simcoe provides the perfect location to walk-out on the ice for a fishing experience like no other. OntarioParks has uploaded 926 photos to Flickr. Drew Anderson, front, and his dad, Scott, fish together on Barton Pond on Easter Sunday. Silent Lake Provincial Park. At Argo Park, fish for carp along the earthen embankment that forms part of the Argo Dam. Enjoy! Golf . Pickerel lake is near 100 feet deep so it is cold enough for northern fish. Sorry to nit-pick, but you're actually legal to fish without a license until your 17 statewide.
The lake has beautiful water and I consider it the best place to freshwater snorkel in the area (there are no moto boats overhead). We booked Sibbald Point Park for 4 nights but left after the first night. Those aren't always pretty sights though.
The gravel pit on that site has been remade into a pond, with fishing from the shore.
The site’s main feature is a pond that was constructed to manage storm water for the Northeast area, and included in the landscaping is fishing benches. Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Georgina: "How is the shore fishing there?" See the Photo Gallery. I'm loath to spill my guts about which are best. There is plenty to enjoy at this park. Hiking - Overnight Trails . Further downstream at Gallup Park, where the Huron Parkway crosses the river across from Huron High School, there's also fishing benches waiting for you.
Those fishing the cuts and canals around Point Mouillee and Erie Metro Park have caught crappie and bluegill. The group has members that are experienced fly fishers as well as beginners. Tie your own woolly bugger with instructions from the Online Fly Tyer, the WestFly, or the Michigan Sportsman. The best places to fish if you have a fly-rod is Hudson Mills Delhi Osborne Mills. Great story. | Check out answers, plus see 131 reviews, articles, and 86 photos of Sibbald Point Provincial Park, ranked No.2 on Tripadvisor among 33 attractions in Georgina.
The music was booming and people were loud. We booked Sibbald Point Park for 4 nights but left after the first night. Stinger hooks are a must. Go fishing. Most hold bluegill and crappie, many also hold largemouth bass, and some hold northern pike. Anglers are jigging minnows or trolling rapalas. The music was booming and people were loud. Close.
Head to Silent Lake! If you have a valid Michigan driver's license, you can pay for a fishing license online and print it on your own printer through the Michigan DNR E-License system. Treetown KIds don't need a licence until they turn 16. A few northern pike were caught in the backwaters. Hex and Ephron in the fall. The Sibbald Point Provincial Park is located in Sutton, Ontario, on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe.
This is the closest fishing site to downtown Ann Arbor, and you can be on the water in less than a 10-minute walk from the center of town.
I have also heard (but never caught) that there are planted trout and cisco left behind by after the glaciers departed. Fishing . Lillie Park is in Pittsfield Township, just south of Ellsworth Road and east of Platt Road. The Huron river impoundments can yield smallmouth, some walleye, and some channel catfish too (e.g. Season doesn't open until Saturday. Edward Vielmetti catches big lunker fish for AnnArbor.com. And who gets the ticket, them or myself? Upper Huron (near proud lake) has catch and release trout fishing in April, and there's a pond or two in Island Lake rec area with somewhat similar regulations.
Amazing sunset views of Lake Simcoe from bird's eye view. Anglers are jigging minnows or trolling rapalas.
With the sheltered bay located at Sibbald Point Provincial Park, it makes for a great walk-out spot to enjoy fishing for jumbo Yellow Perch and Whitefish.
I tie frank imitations of crayfish mostly, unless large insects are upon the waters, and in case you didn't know, there will be large Hexagenia (a Mayfly) in summer at dusk, an awesome sight, even if you don't fish.
Great perch or cisco fisheries are locally rare (sadness).
This park boasts some of the best ice fishing in Ontario for jumbo Yellow perch and Whitefish. Contact him at email@example.com. Abandoned gravel pits that have been converted to parks often have good fishing. Restrictions. Restrictions. Wooly buggers, Sparkle Grubs, and Chernobyl ants in the summer. Perch are spawning. The Huron River Fly Fishing Club holds meetings at Gallup Park and is very active promoting and protecting the fishery. The Huron River offers fishing opportunities all along its shores. The Michigan Family Fish Consumption Guide (PDF) from the Michigan Department of Community Health has a detailed guide on eating fish from Michigan waters. A nice day of Smallmouth Bass fishing on the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A youth license is also available for only $2. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of MLive Media Group, You are viewing this article in the AnnArbor.com archives. Thanks for the info on the two dollars Ed! Lillie Park continues south on Platt; it's divided in two by a railroad right of way visible on maps, the route of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern which once ran from Ypsilanti to Hillsdale via Pittsfield Junction, Saline, Bridgewater and Manchester.
Tour the local Hedge Road along the Lake Simcoe waterfront. Huron River - Has steelhead and check the backwaters for bluegill and crappie. Here too anglers are asked to call the phone number on the tag and report the tag number, size and location caught.
Sibbald Point is a four hour drive from our house. An annual resident license for all species except trout and salmon is $15, or $28 for all species. Tight lines. Lake Simcoe is known province-wide for its amazing ice fishing opportunities. Campsites with 15+ people on them were allowed to party until after 1 AM. For the latest breaking news and updates in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area, see.
Sibbald Point’s hiking trails take our visitors through variety of ecosystems and the rich history of the Sibbald family. To get the most out the cooler Canadian months, visit Sibbald Point Provincial Park. Wasn't there a time when kids did not need a fishing license? Skip's Canoe Livery at Delhi is scheduled to open May 1, when you'll be able to rent a canoe and float downstream to fish from the middle of the river. A correspondent on Arborwiki's fishing page suggests the use of spinners, and recommends fly rods with "woolly buggers."