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Canadian Lakes Fishing Club - Homepage


To preserve and improve the fishery in Canadian Lakes, encourage youth fishing everywhere, provide education, and sponsor enjoyable fishing events for youth, club members and the entire CL family.


Membership is open to all Canadian Lakes members plus their children, grandchildren, parents and siblings. Dues of $10 per year cover from April thru March of the following year.

Grandfather and Child Fishing

Canadian Lakes 2024 Bass Tournament

Bass Tournament 2 person team event - Click More Information below for tournament Rules and Entry Form

When : Saturday June 22, 2024, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Check in 6:30 am - 7:00am,

Mandatory Meeting 7:00 am Sharp

Where : White Pine Beach, North of Sunset Shores on Maple Crossing Rd

Director of Tournament: Jason Snyder

Entry fee: $ 25 each fisherman in two person teams, maximum 30 teams

Catching a Fish

22nd Annual Young Angler's Contest -July 6, 2024

Saturday, July 6, 2024 for Canadian Lakes members children, grandchildren and house guests, 16 years and younger. Prizes will be awarded in each of 4 age groups: trophy and prize for largest fish, prize for second largest and 4 or more additional prizes by drawing, so any youth can win a prize.Anglers are to provide their own tackle and bait and may fish in any of the Canadian Lakes waters, from shore, dock or in a boat. 

All anglers or their parent/guardian must register at the Main Pavilion west of the CLPOC main office between 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, July 5, or 7:30 to 9:00 A.M. Saturday where they will each be given a bag with gifts and instructions. All fish must be caught between Sunrise and 10:45 A.M. Saturday, (honor system). Adults may assist the youth only by baiting the hook, casting it out and unhooking the fish. All fish entered must be caught and lifted out of the water with a rod in the hand of the youth. Participants are to bring in only their single largest Bluegill, Pumpkinseed or Sunfish. between 10:00 and 11:00 A.M. Saturday for weigh-in. Award presentation will begin at 11:00 A.M. Crappie, rock bass and perch are not eligible for the contest. All bass, pike 24” and over, and all muskies must be released live. We will also be filleting entered fish at a separate table for demonstration. Fishing Club caps ($6 or $15)and tee shirts ($12) will be available for purchase.

The Mecosta County Optimist Club will again provide a free picnic lunch, consisting of hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks, beginning at 10:00 A.M. Please bring your own chairs and other refreshments if desired.

There is no advanced entry form, but registration is required by the youth or adult on the afternoon before or morning of the event. There is no charge, and anglers 16 years and under do not need a fishing license.

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Fishermen at Sunset

19th Annual Bullhead Tournament - Aug. 2 & 3, 2024

Fishing begins at 8:00 P.M. Friday August 2 and ends at 1:00 A.M. Saturday August 3,

in any of the Canadian Lakes water bodies. (Shore fishing is usually best.)

The entry fee is $10 per person, except youth 16 and under are free, but are eligible for cash prizes. The weigh-in will be 10:00 to 10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 3 at the Pines Pavilion.

Twenty percent of the total collected will be used to cover cost of snacks and refreshments . Adult heaviest bullhead and most total weight of bullhead will each pay 30%. Youth heaviest and most total weight will each pay 10%. (One award per person, tie breaker is heaviest in the other category.)

All Canadian Lakes members, families and members’ house guests are welcome to participate. Fishermen can fish together but weigh-in is individual, so fish must be kept separate. Gear is restricted to MDNR fishing regulations: three rods and two hooks per rod. The minimum size is nine inches to qualify, so please release all smaller fish.

Pack all fish on ice in a cooler for bringing to the weigh-in. This is a catch and keep tournament and all fish kept will be cleaned and cooked for the participants to enjoy. (All fishermen are to bring in their fish, 9” and over regardless of number!) Entries must be received by 4:00 P.M. on Friday, August 2. Mail or deliver names and money to Sue Glazier, 8339 West Royal, 231-679-1938. Checks should be payable to Sue Glazier.

Bottled water, snack bags and cooked fish will be provided for participants. Please bring your own refreshments and other food to share if desired. Youth 16 and under are especially encouraged to participate, as this is the easiest way for them to catch fish and also see how easy they are to clean, plus taste so good.

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Fisherman and Trophy Pike

2023 Pike Tournament - Sept. 9

20th Annual

Pike Fishing Tournament

September 9th

8am - 2pm

Registration Deadline 6pm Friday, September 8th

Young Fisherman

2022-23 Annual Youth Big Fish Awards & Largest Fish Competition

All Canadian Lakes’ members, their parents, children, and grandchildren are invited to participate in our year around ANNUAL YOUTH BIG FISH AWARDS AND LARGEST FISH COMPETITION.  Both will use the same entry form.


Fishing At Canadian Lakes

This fishing report applies to all of the lakes and streams within Canadian Lakes. We practice live release on all largemouth bass, northern pike 24” and over, all tiger muskies and no spearing, to preserve future good fishing for our kids and grandkids

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Looking for Nearby Lakes to fish?

Gather your fishing gear and head out to a new fishing spot or an old favorite. Find a place to fish and make sure you have your fishing license. Don't forget to refer to the current Fishing Guide for current rules and regulations.

Click here for Free Public Shore Fishing Locations in Mecosta


Click the More Information below for the Mecosta County Department of Natural Resources Website.

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