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A wealth of information is available on  Lake-Link .com

Michigan Dept of Natural Resources


 Search by Area, Species and/or Dates.

 A suggested search try---  County=Houghton, Water Body=Portage Lake, Species=All, Start Date Jan 2009, End Date= Current Month & Year, sort by Date.   Also try a broad  search in Baraga  and Keweenaw Counties.

Bait and Tackle

Indian Country Sports located at 17 South Front Street,  L'Anse, MI is our areas most completely stocked Hunt, Fish, Camping & Outdoor Sports store is located 30 miles south of  Houghton/Hancock.  Ashleigh and Tammy are a great source of information  (906) 524-6518  

Cabins and Lodging

There are several Fisher and Hunter Friendly places to stay. 

Call us (906) 370-4433 to discuss your needs.

Other on the Water Fun

 Portage Paddle Sports offers 2 locations at Houghton and Hancock beaches.  Stand up Paddle Boards, along with  single, tandem and family size Kayaks to cruise  the beautiful Keweenaw  Waterway canal.         Bike Rentals too.

Jilberts hand-scooped ice cream and more offerings at both locations. 

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