Palmer Lake is in Colon, St. Joseph County, Michigan. This lake is 444 acres large and estimated to be 42 feet at its deepest point. If you love to fish, you will love fishing on Palmer Lake. The variety of fish you can catch here is amazing!

Here’s a little info about fishing at Palmer Lake.

Angler’s Paradise 

Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish in Palmer Lake. It has one of the most diverse fish populations in Southwest Michigan, including bluegill, redear sunfish, pumpkinseeds, Channel catfish, rainbow trout, Cutthroats, and largemouth bass. 

No matter what type of fishing you prefer, you can find it at Palmer Lake.

Fishing Regulations and Licensing

A fishing license is required for anyone 17 years or older, and it must be on your person when fishing. Resident licenses are just $26 per year. Click here for more info on state fishing licenses. Be sure to watch for bulletins throughout the fishing season as regulations can change without notice. 

Here are just a few examples of fishing regulations in Southwest Michigan:

  • Allowed fishing methods include hook lines up to 3 lines and hooks per person. 
  • When using dip nets, they should not exceed 9 feet square. Be sure to mark your fishing shanties with your name and address if you go ice fishing too. 
  • Spearfishing is also allowed in Palmer Lake.

You can visit this website to know more about fishing regulations in Southwest Michigan.

Boating Regulations

Safety is the paramount concern when boating on Southwest Michigan lakes. Boaters born after 1996 are required to have taken and passed a boater safety course and produce the boater education card if asked by authorities.

Other basic regulations include:

  • Flotation devices for all boat occupants.
  • Adhere to all signage and buoys on the lake
  • Knowing where the no-wake speeds
  • The basic steering and navigation rules 

These are a few regulations to think about if you’re not that experienced with boating on Southwest Michigan lakes.

Fishing and boating are some of the many activities to enjoy in Palmer Lake. The scenery and natural beauty of the lake attract anglers and tourists alike.

Water Activities

All forms of water sports are allowed on Palmer Lake and its connecting channel. The north shore has a fine public beach with bathhouse facilities. Kayaking is a great way to enjoy the serenity and view of Palmer Lake. You can find many kayak rentals around the lake.

A Great Lake Community

Palmer Lake also has a great community surrounding it. Families that move or purchase a second home here love the lake and the tranquility of the area. 

Have you thought about looking for a home around Palmer lake? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  My number is (269) 445-8877 or you can email me at [email protected]  We can help you get where you need to go by buying or selling. 

Thanks for visiting!