Ford Lake near Scottville, Michigan
A typical Michigan fishery Ford Lake is home to decent numbers of walleye, pike, bass, and panfish. Considering that the lake is only 182 acres it might be surprising to know the max depth is over 80 feet. In order to ataine this depth the lake drops off quickly. This can make fishing harder in the spring when the fish are concentrated in the shallow water. There are a few shallow areas though; try fishing in the shallow bay in the southeast portion of the lake, the shallow bay south of the boat launch, and the northeast corner of the lake. You can find some fish shallow all year but once the waters start to warm up in spring most of the fish move out to the drop offs and weedlines and stay there for the rest of the year. Don't be afraid to fish deep either; depths between 20-60 feet will hold fish. Make sure you focus on the windblown side of the lake and "The Narrows". Tight Lines!
Ford Lake Fishing near Scottville, Michigan
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Details for Ford Lake
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Lake
Lat/Long: 44.047508 -86.120911
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Description for Ford Lake, Mason County, Michigan
Ford Lake is a lake located just 10.2 miles from Scottville, in Mason County, in the state of Michigan, United States, near Fountain, MI. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including sunfish, crappie, northern pike, bream, bluegill, largemouth bass, perch and pumpkinseed sunfish here.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Michigan Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
chart to determine when the fish will be most active.