Don’t let our robust downtown fool you. With more than 20 lakes, rivers, and ponds in the Kalamazoo area, there are plenty of places for you to drop your line! Michigan is known as a trout fishing destination, and Kalamazoo has some lesser-known lakes, rivers and streams that make a paradise for anglers. While trout fishing is what were renowned for, there are a variety of fish to catch in the waters of Kalamazoo. Sink your line for some bluegill, bass, muskie, yellow perch and more. There is something here for everyone, come explore for yourself! 


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Attractions & Recreation

Safe Fishing in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo's freshwater lakes and rivers make it a paradise for fishers, boaters, and adventure-seekers! The various bodies of water and the surrounding waters will provide…