Fishery Conservation in Lake Margrethe
Fishing Licenses & Boat Registration
To purchase your fishing license please visit www.michigan.gov/dnr or head to Skip's Sporting Goods located on M-72 West in Grayling. (989) 348-7111
For information about boat registration, please see "The Handbook of Michigan Boating Laws & Responsibilities" available online at www.michigan.gov/dnr
Free Fishing Weekends!
The 2017 Free Fishing Weekends are scheduled for this winter: February 18 & 19 and this summer: June 10 & 11. All fishing license fees will be waived for two days.
Not all fishing on Lake Margrethe takes place in the summer! Ice fishing is a common activity on the lake. According to the Michigan DNR, "A person who places a shanty on the ice for fishing shall permanently affix their name and address on ALL SIDES of the shanty in legible letters at least 2 inches in height. Tents or temporary shelters that are removed from the ice each day do not require identification". Shanties must be removed from Lake Margrethe by midnight of March 15, or if ice conditions become unsafe, regardless of the date.
Fishing GUIDE! 2018-2019
Fishing Report from Mark Tonello
The full article is here:
Fish Species in Lake Margrethe
Lake Margrethe has been periodically stocked with fish by the Michigan DNR since 1929.
The following species have been identified in the lake:
Black Crappie - no size limit
Bluegill - no size limit
Largemouth Bass - 14"
Northern Muskellunge - 42"
Northern Pike - 24"
Pumpkinseed Sunfish - no size limit
Rock Bass - no size limit
Smallmouth Bass - 14"
Walleye - 15"
Yellow Perch - no size limit
The sizes listed next to each species indicate the minimum size you are allowed to keep. This information comes from a 2007 DNR study, and the 2011 Michigan DNR Fishing Guide. To read the full documents, download them here.