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Ice Fishing

near Superior Stay Hotel

Marquette is home to loads of lakes and ponds, most of which offer the potential to yield substantial catches through the ice. Catch lake trout and a variety of salmon, trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, etc on the big lake.

Best Places for Ice Fishing

near Superior Stay Hotel

Ice fishing can be as simple as piercing a hole in the ice and dropping in a line while resting on an overflowing bucket. Or it can be an all-day outing. Either way, frozen waters allow fishers to reach the far edges of lakes that would be difficult to get during the summers.

Marquette Adventures Ice Fishing

Distance: 11 miles | Time: 17 min
Directions from Superior Stay Hotel

Marquette Adventures offers River Wading small stream tours. They combine Upper Peninsula fishing and personalized service to create a once in a lifetime experience. Bring a friend or the whole family on a guided trip and experience the beauty of Upper Peninsula Fishing. Don’t have the whole day? Well, that’s alright, as they offer short beginner trips and half-day outings.
All equipment is provided. Lunch is complimentary on full-day trips. You can even customize your trip to fit your group’s needs to optimize the best experience. Learn More about Marquette Adventures Ice Fishing.

Season and Fishing Tips

Ice fishing starts in December through March though some lakes in the Upper Peninsula can last until May. Use tip-ups or slip bobbers when ice fishing for walleye during midday and jigs like Jigging Rapalas are quite effective for fishing through the ice during low-light periods. Also try using a slip-bobber and suspending minnows to entice walleye. When searching for brown and rainbow trout, cast in areas of the frozen lake with shallower depths and use baits like live smelt.