A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod

Available species are northern pike, yellow perch, brown bullhead, sunfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass and brook and brown trout. Fishing is permitted during daylight hours only. Ice fishing is permitted Jan. 1 to Feb. 28 and summer fishing, May 15 to Sept. 30.

Seney National Wildlife Refuge provides a 3.5-mile Fishing Loop and a universally accessible fishing pier. Many people enjoy fishing for yellow perch and northern pike from the banks of refuge impoundments. Others fish the Driggs River for brook trout or the Manistique River for walleye, small mouth bass and brown trout. Pool fishing is open from May 15 to Sept. 30 in specified pools. River fishing is allowed in accordance with state regulations. No boats or flotation devices are allowed on the pools and lead-free tackle must be used. Ice fishing is permitted on all refuge pools from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28. Please see the fishing brochure for specific details.

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