Experience the excitement of winter fishing on Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake St. Helen. Here you will find perch, crappie, small and large mouth bass, northern pike, walleye, pike, bluegill and more. Shanties MUST be removed by March 15 from all bodies of water.

You can rent an ice shanty, get fishing information and more from the following:

  • Sports Barn

    9475 N Cut Road · RoscommonPhone: (989) 821-9511

  • Higgins Sport and Tackle

    10028 W Higgins Lake Drive · RoscommonPhone: (989) 821-9517

  • Korbinski's Marine

    364 W Houghton Lake Drive · PrudenvillePhone: (989) 366-5306

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  • Fishing


    In Roscommon County you will find great fishing on all three of our county lakes (Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake & Lake St. Helen). Fishing abounds for a variety of species including; Lake Trout, Perch, Crappie, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, Bluegill and more.

  • Fishing Contest

    Fishing Contest

    Enjoy fishing on Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake or Lake St. Helen on open water or the ice. If you are lucky enough to catch tagged fish, adult anglers become eligible to win $100,000.00 in cash and a brand new Lund Boat package from Spicer’s Boat City. Youth anglers (17 and under) become eligible to win a $250 cash prize and a new kayak.

Ice Fishing