Got talked into camping at pleasant lake...

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  1. love2fish93

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    Evening, ladies and gents

    So I got talked into going to pleasant lake to camp for memorial day. I've never been over that way to fish before, is there any good trout water over that way? I would love to put a couple over the fire if anything is in season. I know the grand isn't too far away from there, but I've never fished that far up.
     
  2. MEL

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    Are you talking about Pleasant Lake, north of Jackson? If so, good luck finding any trout water around there.
     
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    Unfortunately you’re talking about the right place. There’s a few rivers part of the grand river watershed that are designated streams but they’re a little bit of a drive. Thanks for the info!
     
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    There's a couple lakes in jackson co that they stock with rainbows
     
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    Do you know which ones off hand?
     
  7. addictivefishing12345

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    Farwell and Swain lakes have been stocked with rainbow trout
     
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    There's a brook that got stocked with browns not really supposed to mention names on here but its probably on the inland trout stream and lake map but I couldn't find it just by looking at the normal google maps.
     
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    Google the Michigan Fish Stocking Database and search by county and species. Lots of good info in there.
     
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    I thought there were some trout in the some of the lakes along the US12 corridor around the junction of M50.....out by the speedway - about 30 min drive or so from where you are camping?? that link above may help.......
     
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    Allen Lake in Irish hills was stocked a few times. It's a small weedy lake..have bluegill fished it, never targeting trout, supposedly they are there..
     
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    another idea is to try going into a sporting goods store where they sell the books that have the lakes of SE Michigan - they list in there all the lakes in the area and what they have surveyed.....glance thru it for 10-20 min (if you don't want to purchase it) and it will show you what species are in what lake, and the sizes, where launches are, etc.
     
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    Rule #1. Never camp on a holiday weekend in anything other than a secluded rustic camp. You'll never get any sleep because of the loud partiers. Ear plugs can help unless they're busting fireworks.

    Rule #2, never try to fish on a holiday weekend unless you get in and out early and beat the crowds or have a quiet secret spot.

    Rule #3, if you're committed to camping and fishing on a holiday weekend like you are and don't have a safe place to go, try Wisers Very Old Canadian whisky. It goes down like water and you'll sleep great and not even care if you catch any fish all weekend.

    Sent in humor and seriousness too. Holiday weekend are the worst camping trips I've ever had and I do LOVE camping!!!
     
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    Wisers is good, I’ve got a bottle of monkey shoulder for the crowd but I intend to spend some time with my bottles of green and yellow spot that weekend after I beach the kayak for the night. I really don’t plan to sleep a whole lot anyway, they had to have electricity and a bathroom but women will be women. I wanted to find a quiet corner of a state park somewhere up north. It’s so hard to get people to understand that the weaker the cell signal is, the stronger the connection gets.
     
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