Fishing & Hunting

Les Cheneaux is located between Lake Superior State Forest and Hiawatha National Forest, making it easy to access public lands. Fisherman and waterfowl hunters find this an idyllic location to rent a waterfront cabin or boat.

See the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for further information regarding seasons, rules and regulations, or contact the Sault Ste. Marie Field Office at 906.635.5281.

For more information about hunting on federal lands, see the Hiawatha National Forest website or contact the St. Ignace District Ranger Office at 906.643.7900. The St. Ignace Ranger office is located at 1900 West US-2 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm (closed weekends).

Fishing Seasons

Bass – Saturday before Memorial Day through December 31st
Herring – End of June through Fly Hatch
Musky – May 15th through March 15th
Perch (yellow) – All year
Pike – May 15th through March 15th
Salmon – Mid July into September
Smelt – Early Spring
Splake – All year
Walleye – May 15th through March 15th

Hunting Seasons

Bobcat – All winter
Coyote – All winter
Muzzle Loading – 1st week in December
Small Game Opener – Mid September
Waterfowl – Early Fall
Whitetail Deer (archery) – October 1st
Whitetail Deer (firearm) – November 15th through November 30th

Resorts with Recreational Rentals

Visit our Lodging page to find out more information about your stay in Les Cheneaux.

Charter Services

Les Cheneaux Islands Charters & Tours
Kayak Fishing Trips w/ Woods & Water Ecotours

photo gallery
Upcoming Events

Visit the Calendar Page at for event dates and times! 


Weekly Events:

All Year: Story & Craft Time at Les Cheneaux Community Library, 10:30 am, Cedarville

All Year: Les Cheneaux Farmers & Artisans Market, 10 am to 2 pm, Hessel School House, Hessel






View All Events area maps and information