West Twin is a clear, all sports lake with superb fishing. Troll or still fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike and the occasional tiger muskie, or catch your limit of yellow perch, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish. West Twin has a sand and gravel bottom around its shoreline so the swimming is excellent, and the lake is wide open and free of obstructions for first-rate skiing. Fine winter tip-up ice fishing. Keep one eye to the sky and watch for the resident bald eagles. A public boat launch with good parking is just west of Lewiston on County Road 612.
East Twin may be West Twin’s little sister, but not when it comes to walleyes. The DNR has been stocking walleyes for years and the fishing is hard to beat. There are also plentiful largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegills and yellow perch. East Twin is an all sports lake. Park your boat at the sandbar and swim, or watch the water skiers while you enjoy lunch or dinner at the Lewiston Lodge. There is a paved, public boat launch is in Lewiston at the public beach.
Just north of Garland Golf Course, the two arms of Tee Lake offer the excitement of an all sports lake and the serenity of a no-wake lake. This is a great walleye lake and very deep with areas in excess of 70 feet. Both jet skies and canoes are regularly used on this excellent lake.
Rustic Avery Lake is a beautiful place to fish. Much of its shoreline is wild, so the scenery and water birds (ducks, loons and eagles) are superb. Catch bass, northern pike and panfish. Two excellent state forest campgrounds and a boat launch with lots of parking.
Located in both Montmorency and Otsego counties. A chain of seven lakes, they are rustic with uncluttered shorelines and provide a home for ducks and loons. It is not at all uncommon to see deer at the water’s edge. These lakes provide excellent fishing for bass, northern pike and pan fish and are set in the midst of large tracts of heavily wooded land. No public access.
The Thunder Bay River flows out of deep, clear McCormick Lake. Beautiful homes and lots of wooded area grace this lake trout haven. There is a public access off of McCormick Lake Road where you can put in your small-to- medium sized boat.
Smallmouths rule at Big Bear Lake, along with walleye, largemouths and yellow perch. A fine state forest campground and boat launch (without much parking for your trailer) is easily accessible from Bear Lake Road.
Good fishing and skiing. No public access.
Two lakes situated between East Twin Lake and Tee Lake. Big Wolf is relatively shallow and Little Wolf is relatively deep. Both are good fishing lakes. Public boat launch on Little Wolf (off Wolf Lake Road), none on Big Wolf.
This is a deep, clear designated trout lake, well known for its rainbow trout, located 2 miles north of historic Lovells (home of the famous bridge walk) and near the Au Sable River. There is a comfortable state forest campground with a boat launch and parking. Near Hartwick Pines State Park.