Oscoda has a reputation of walleye fishing. It is not uncommon for walleye fishermen to find walleye pushing 30 inches and weighing in up to 12 pounds. Fishermen can target walleye at the mouth of the pier early and late in the year, or by running cranks deep on the lake. If you are planning a trip to the Oscoda area for walleye fishing or any other type of fishing, make sure you stop by the local bait shops and spend some time talking with the locals and determine what lures are hot and what is being caught.

Walleye fishing in Oscoda Michigan can be an experience of a lifetime. There is a variety of inner lakes, streams and the AuSable river that attacks trout, salmon, walleye and perch. If your looking for a trophy size fish – look no further than Oscoda Michigan – Your Michigan Vacation Getaway!

Van Etten Lake
When fishermen think of Oscoda Walleye fishing, they consider Lake Huron, AuSable River, and the Oscoda Pier. Several of the locals will target walleyes on Van Etten Lake. These are often fished in the winter, but the spring and summer provide some of the best fishing in the area. The boat launch is located on F-41 across from the Yankee Air Force Museum.

Cedar Lake
Cedar lake covers 1320 acres great for pan fishing.

AuSable River
A world famous trout stream, the AuSable River runs about 80 miles from Grayling to Oscoda Michigan. Along the River’s eastern flow there are six hydroelectric dams. Some of the best fishing spots in Oscoda are at the ponds and dams.

Foote Pond, Cooke Dam and Loud Dam are great for fishermen to enjoy spring, summer, fall and winter fishing for walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed, crappie, bass, channel cat, and northern pike. The ponds that exist at the dams is also a great place to bring the family and enjoy a day of swimming, or have a relaxing picnic along the pond.

Portages are available at each dam to allow recreation-seekers to canoe down the winding river.


Super Boat Fishing Tournament – Fishing for steelhead, walleye, lake trout & salmon. Ladies Classic Tournament also. Call 989.739.0900 for more information.