I found a man fishing in Third Sister Lake. He said that he had a State of Michigan fishing license. Okay. Good. But did he have a University of Michigan collecting license? No, he didn't. Well, I asked him to put back the fish he caught, and in went several bluegill.
If you want to fish, in Third Sister Lake, you cannot do so from Saginaw Forest. Walking upstream from Honey Creek -- through the farm fields, and into the forest -- and staying in the water the whole way is the only way that you can (legally) fish in the waters with only a Michigan Fishing License. Of course, that would require that the entire stretch be classified as "navigable"... which it isn't.
Use of the Forest
Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):
- No parking in front of the access gate.
- Public use hours are from 6am to 6pm only; no camping on the site!
- No vehicles or bicycles are permitted on the site except those for approved research and teaching use (bike parking available at the main gate).
- Dogs with owners are welcome to visit, but they must be on a leash. (Also see here.)
- Dog owners must carry out all pet waste; please bring your own doggie bag to do so.
- No cutting or collecting of plant material; no hunting or harming vertebrates (this includes no fishing).
- No smoking.