General Info: If we gave awards out for the fishiest state, Michigan would be right there on the final ballot. Michigan has it all; trout, bass, pike, salmon, steelhead. Pretty much everything that an angler would want to fish for. Lake Michigan provides excellent opportunities to chase big lake-run fish like salmon and steelhead, while ample clear water uphill provides excellent trout fishing across the state. There is no finer place to chase smallmouth bass, and there is more water in the state than anyone could fish in a lifetime. An excellent state to explore and get some quality fishing!