Briggs Lake near Brighton, Michigan
This Lake is great for Bass fishing. I lived near it my whole life. Basically there are Sun Fish, Blue gill, Large Mouth Bass and Small, Crappie, lots of Carp, and some Perch (which I have only caught in winter, Ice Fishing).
I mainly like to go just bass fishing, The best place is on the East side of the lake right in front of, or behind, the seaweed line. Same goes with the South side and part of the West, but on the north side I have never caught anything besides a couple Sun Fish.
To catch the bass I use a dark purple worm (or Black) with a white line down the middle and three hooks on it. If you want the real big ones best to use a plug with the weight on the hook itself. I found the also like dark colored Grubs with spinner tails and can also add a metal spinner. Best is Just your standard three hook worm though for any size.
Biggest Bass I have ever caught was a 25" Large mouth on this lake but most range about 12-17". Its one of my favorite lakes for Bass fishing, If you like to fish for Carp (which I have never done) I always see 3-5 in a pack and the smallest is about 25" biggest is maybe 30-35", They are huge. Perch I never catch in summer Ive only caught them Ice Fishing. Crappie seem to always bight around sunset and haven't really found a lure specifically for them. The sunfish and Blue gill will literally bite at anything.
Great lake to Fish on, HAVE FUN!
Briggs Lake Fishing near Brighton, Michigan
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Details for Briggs Lake
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Lake
Lat/Long: 42.512531 -83.731331
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Description for Briggs Lake, Livingston County, Michigan
Briggs Lake is a lake located just 2.8 miles from Brighton, in Livingston County, in the state of Michigan, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including carp, smallmouth bass, bream, bluegill, crappie, sunfish, perch and largemouth bass here. Whether you’re spinning, fly fishing or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Briggs Lake.
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