One reason Motor City makes this list is because it is a great jumping off point for fishing the northern reaches of Michigan’s Southern Peninsula. But you don’t even have to go that far, because Detroit has two world-class lakes at its disposal — Lake Erie, and Lake St. Clair, the latter of which is sandwiched in between Detroit and Canada. St. Clair is shallow and sandy-bottomed, making it a haven for smallmouth bass. Further upstate you can catch salmon and steelhead in Lake Michigan, or trout and bass in any of the numerous lakes and streams couched in Michigan’s remote north.
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