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What Kinf of Fish Are in UP Lac La Belle?

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My wife and I just got back from a nice trip to the Upper Peninsula, took a hike at Bette Gris Wildlife area and are wondering what kind of fish live in Lac La Bell. Beautiful place...just wondering what lives in that lake and if anone ever goes fishing in Bete Gris Bay?

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Never fished it but I have skied in the area. From the quick search I just completed it looks like the canal was opened for a shipping channel when the Ore/Copper Mines were still running.

Here is what I found:

County: Keweenaw County

State: Michigan

Acres: 1,146 square acres

Max Depth: 38 feet

Access: No ramp

Fish Species: Muskellunge (Muskie)

Northern Pike


Water Description

The lake is a typical "Canadian Shield" type lake averaging approximately 30 feet (9 m) deep, and empties into Lake Superior at Bete Gris, by way of both a natural channel and a dredged canal. The canal was dredged in the 1860s with funding from several copper mining companies, for use by lake freighters, carrying copper ore.

The lake contains Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Bluegill, Sunfish, Rock Bass, Carp and an occasional Muskie.

The Little Gratiot River and several creeks, empty into Lac La Belle. A small roadside park within the town contains Haven Falls on Haven Creek, which also empties into the lake.

Lac La Belle has an active summer tourist industry, with many summer cottages and resorts. The area has many dense forests and small mountains. There are backwoods outfitters who guide hikers through these areas. In the winter, the nearby Mount Bohemia attracts skiers and snowboarders.

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