With more than 100 lakes, including two chains of lakes, Coldwater Country offers countless opportunities for novice to expert anglers and everyone in between to reel in the catch of the day. Spend a day, weekend, or more fishing the lakes of Coldwater Country and find out why Coldwater Country sells more fishing licenses than any other area of the state.
One of the unique experiences in the area is the ability to get out on the water and travel from one lake to another through the chain of lakes. Coldwater Country is home to not only one chain of lakes but two – North Chain of Lakes and South Chain of Lakes.
The North Chain of Lakes, also known as the Randall Chain of Lakes, is a series of seven lakes including Messenger, South, Cemetery, North, Randall, Morrison, and Craig lakes. Located near the city of Coldwater, in central Branch County, the North Chain of Lakes collectively covers approximately 1,100 acres. This chain of lakes is largely known for bluegill, crappie, and largemouth bass with some panfish as well.
The South Chain of Lakes, also known as the Marble or Coldwater Chain of Lakes, runs parallel to I-69 south of the US-12 Heritage Route and includes eight lakes – First Lake, Marble Lake, Middle Lake, Archer Laker, Bartholomew Lake, Mud Lake, Long Lake, and Coldwater Lake. With 16 boatable miles of lakes it covers more than 3,500 acres of widely varying habitat and environments. Largemouth bass are abundant in this chain as well.
For the best action, a boat is recommended. Boats, canoes, and kayaks are available for rent locally.
Try your hand at shore fishing at Coldwater Country’s Marble Lake for the best catch of bluegills and largemouth bass.
Need an incentive to drop a line in Coldwater Country? Try it as part of the Free Fishing Weekend, June 13-14, 2020. This annual weekend provides two days where no fishing license is required for residents or non-residents, although all fishing regulations still apply.
After a day on the lake, enjoy some downtime followed by a mouth-watering meal at one of Coldwater Country’s locally owned diners, restaurants, or pubs. Whether looking for a quick bite to eat, a unique dining destination, or a gourmet dinner, visitors will find it in Coldwater Country.
So, whether you’re looking for a summer fishing getaway, a relaxing fall fishing weekend with friends, or an ice fishing adventure Coldwater Country has you covered. For additional information visit ColdwaterCountry.com or call (517) 278-0241.
Last modified: August 10, 2020