Fishing at Isle Royale
Isle Royale National Park is an angler's paradise. Whether you are fishing Lake Superior or the inland lakes, by boat, canoe, kayak, or foot, there is exciting sport fishing to be found. Through the management of fish and aquatic environments, the park works to preserve and restore native fisheries and their habitats, and provide recreational fishing opportunities for the enjoyment of park visitors.
Learn the fishing rules for Isle Royale waters.
A Michigan Fishing License is needed for angling in Lake Superior. A license is not needed for inland lakes.
Transport and Consumption of Fish
Transport your daily limit and know the fish consumption advisories.
Disposal of Fish Remains
How and where to properly clean your fish for consumption.
Tour the island's many coves, bays, channels, and reefs by boat.
Protect the health of Isle Royale's fishery.
Aquatic Invasive Species
Aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels, are harmful to Isle Royale's aquatic ecosystem.
Coaster Brook Trout Regulations
Catch and release only in all park waters for this once-common fish.
Fishing Throughout the National Park Service
Last updated: March 26, 2021