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Archer Lake and Middle Lake – SW of Quincy

Location: On South (Coldwater Lake) Chain-between Middle Lake & Bartholomew Lake
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415257N  Longitude: 0845521W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.8825  Longitude: -84.9225
Elevation:  985 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 64
Ramp: On Channel above Middle Lake off Bennett Road-Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Marl, Muck
Best Fishing: Bullhead, Small Mouth Bass, Walleye and Pan Fish

Archer Lake.pdf

Bartholemew Lake – SW of Quincy

Location: On South (Coldwater Lake) Chain-between Archer Lake & Mud Lake
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415238N   Longitude: 0845547W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.87722  Longitude: -84.92972
Approximate Acres of Water: 80
Ramp: On Channel above Middle Lake off Bennett Road-Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Sand, Marl, Muck and Gravel
Best Fishing: Bullhead, Small Mouth Bass, Walleye and Pan Fish

Bartholemew Lake.pdf

Cary Lake – NE of Bronson

Location: Off US 12 about 5 miles east of Bronson
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415407N   Longitude: 0850627W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.90194   Longitude: -85.1075
Elevation:  911 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 79
Ramp: Hard Surfaced-Off US 12 on Cary Lake Drive
Type of Lake Bottom: Marl, Organic, Sand
Best Fishing: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass and Pan Fish

Cary Lake.pdf

Cemetery Lake-North Lake-Randall Lake – East of Coldwater

Location: Just west of Coldwater On North Chain-between Morrison Lake & Messenger Lake
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415709N  Longitude: 0850209W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.9525  Longitude: -85.03583
Approximate Acres of Water: 513
Ramp: Hard Surfaced-On US 12 on Channel and On Narrows Road
Type of Lake Bottom: Fibrous Peat and Marl
Best Fishing: Bluegill and Pan Fish

Randall Lake – Cemetery Lake.pdf

Clayton Lake (Oliverda Lake) – SW of Union City

Location: Off M-60, on Oliverdard Road, 7 miles west of Union City
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 420235N  Longitude: 0851505W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 42.04306  Longitude: -85.25139
Elevation: 852 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 143
Ramp: Hard Surfaced-Off Oliverdard Road
Type of Lake Bottom: Organic and Marl
Best Fishing: Bluegill and Pan Fish

Clayton Lake.pdf

Coldwater Lake – SE of Coldwater

Location: Off Angola Road, on the South (Coldwater Lake) Chain-south of Long Lake
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 414923N  Longitude: 0845832W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.82306  Longitude: -84.97556
Elevation: 985 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 1610
Ramp: Hard Surfaced-Off Angola Road to Access Road
Type of Lake Bottom: Fibrous Peat, Gravel, Marl, Muck, Pulpy Peat and Sand
Best Fishing: Bluegill, Small Mouth Bass and Walleye

Coldwater Lake.pdf

Craig Lake – NW of Coldwater

Location: North of Coldwater, off Union City Road, on the North Chain of Lakes-north of Morrison Lake
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 420015N  Longitude: 0850143W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 42.00417  Longitude: -85.02861
Approximate Acres of Water: 122
Ramp: Hard Surfaced-On Channel above South Lake
Type of Lake Bottom: Fibrous Peat, Sand and Marl
Best Fishing: Bluegill, Crappie and Largemouth Bass

Craig Lake.pdf

First Lake – Quincy

Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415605N  Longitude: 0845356W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.93472  Longitude: -84.89889
Ramp: Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Fibrous Peat, Sand, Marl, Pulpy Peat and Muck
Best Fishing: Bluegill, Crappie, Northern Pike, Perch and Largemouth Bass

Marble Lake.pdf

Gilead Lake – SE of Bronson

Location: South of Bronson, off Orland Road to Pleasant Hill Road to Rierson Road to Booth Road
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 414745N  Longitude: 0850948W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.79583  Longitude: -85.16333
Elevation:  948 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 130
Ramp: Hard Surfaced-Off Booth Road
Type of Lake Bottom: Organic, Gravel, Marl and Sand
Best Fishing: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass and Perch

Gilead Lake-2.pdf

Lake George – south of Coldwater

Location: South of Coldwater, off South Angola Road
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 414530N  Longitude: 0850030W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.75833  Longitude: -85.00833
Elevation: 986 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 565
Ramp: Hard Surfaced-Off Southern Road to Flint Road to W. Shore Road
Type of Lake Bottom: Organic, Marl and Sand
Best Fishing: Bluegill, Small Mouth Bass and Walleye

Lake George-2.pdf

Goodrich Lake and Haven Lake – SW of Union City

Location: South/West of Union City, off M-60 to south Ralston Road to Goodrich Lake Dr. to Ralston Dr.
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415958N  Longitude: 0851725W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.99944 Longitude: -85.29028
Approx. acres: 90 (Goodrich Lake is 61 and Haven Lake is 29)
Ramp: N/A
Type of Lake Bottom: Organic and Marl
Best Fishing: Bluegill and Pan Fish

Goodrich Lake-Haven Lake.pdf

Kenyon Lake – SW of Union City

Location: 7-Miles west of Union City, off M-60, on Oliverda Road to Oliverda Drive
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 420300N  Longitude: 0851510W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 42.05  Longitude: -85.25278
Elevation:  852 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 72
Ramp: Hard Surfaced-Off Oliverda Road
Type of Lake Bottom: Organic and Marl
Best Fishing: Bluegill and Pan Fish

Kenyon Lake.pdf

Lake Lavine – SE of Coldwater

Location: South of Coldwater, off S. Angola Rd. to west on Southern Rd. to Whaley Rd. to N. Lake Dr. to Lake Lavine Rd.
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 414605N  Longitude: 0850215W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.76806  Longitude: -85.0375
Elevation: 982 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 87
Ramp: Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Organic, Gravel and Sand
Best Fishing: Bluegill and Perch

Lavine Lake.pdf

Long Lake (East) – SE of Coldwater

Location: South of Coldwater, off south Angola Road to east on Lake Drive, north on Centennial Road
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415100N  Longitude: 0845800W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.85  Longitude: -84.96667
Elevation:  985 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 123
Ramp: On Channel north of Mud Lake-Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Fibrous Peat, Gravel, Marl, Pulpy Peat and Muck
Best Fishing: Bluegill and Largemouth Bass

Long Lake (West)  West Long Lake is a lake west of Coldwater
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415700N  Longitude: 0850300W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.95  Longitude: -85.05

Long Lake (Little)
Little Long Lake is a lake in SW of Bronson in Branch County, Michigan.
Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415644N  Longitude: 0850305W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.94556  Longitude: -85.05139

Long Lake.pdf

Loon Lake – SE of Coldwater

Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.868913  Longitude: -84.942764
Approximate Acres of Water: 53
Ramp: On Channel above Middle Lake-Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Marl, Muck

Loon Lake.pdf

Marble Lake – SW of Quincy

Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415426N  Longitude: 0845416W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.9072705  Longitude:-84.9044078
Elevation:  984 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 780
Ramp: Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Fibrous Peat, Sand, Marl, Pulpy Peat and Muck
Best Fishing: Bluegill, Crappie, Northern Pike, Perch and Largemouth Bass

Marble Lake.pdf

Matteson Lake – NW of Bronson

Degrees Minutes Seconds: Latitude: 415553N   Longitude: 0851227W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.9314378   Longitude:-85.2074758
Elevation:  889 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 307
Ramp: Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Organic, Marl and Sand
Best Fishing: Bluegill, Small mouth Bass and Walleye

Matteson Lake.pdf

Messenger Lake – West of Coldwater

Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415622N   Longitude: 0850220W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.9394929   Longitude:-85.0388567
Elevation:  922 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 54
Ramp: On Channel above South Lake-Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Fibrous Peat, Sand, Marl, Pulpy Peat and Muck
Best Fishing: Bluegill and Largemouth Bass

Messenger Lake.pdf

Middle Lake – SE of Coldwater

Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415321N   Longitude: 0845511W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.8892153   Longitude:- 84.9196856
Elevation: 984 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 5
Ramp: On Channel above Middle Lake-Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Marl, Muck
Best Fishing: Bullhead, Small mouth Bass, Walleye

Morrison Lake – NW of Coldwater

Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415918N   Longitude: 0850145W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.9883814   Longitude:-85.0291346
Elevation: 922 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 288
Ramp: On Channel above South Lake-Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Fibrous Peat, Sand, Marl, Pulpy Peat, Gravel and Muck
Best Fishing: Bluegill, Crappie and Largemouth Bass

Morrison Lake.pdf

Mud Lake – SE of Coldwater

Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 414828N  Longitude: 0851546W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.8078277   Longitude:- 85.2627535
Elevation:  896 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 30
Ramp: On Channel north of Mud Lake-Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Sand, Marl and Muck
Best Fishing: Bluegill and Largemouth Bass

North Lake-See Cemetery Lake
Randall Lake-See Cemetery Lake

Mud Lake.pdf

Rose Lake (Lake of the Woods) -SW of Coldwater

Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415100N  Longitude: 0850230W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 41.8500494   Longitude:- 85.0416335
Elevation:  961 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 355
Ramp: On Channel north of Mud Lake-Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Sand, Marl Pulpy Peat, Gravel and Muck
Best Fishing: Northern Pike, Tiger Muskie and Small mouth Bass

Rose Lake.pdf

Silver Lake – South of Coldwater

Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 414655N  Longitude: 0850012W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude:41.7819944  Longitude:- 85.0032977
Elevation:  991 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 213
Ramp: Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Organic, Sand, Marl and Gravel
Best Fishing: Bluegill and Largemouth Bass

Silver Lake000.pdf

South Lake – West of Coldwater

Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 415610N  Longitude: 0850202W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude:41.9361597   Longitude:- 85.0338564
Elevation:  922 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 118
Ramp: On Channel above lake-Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Fibrous Peat, Sand, Marl, Pulpy Peat and Muck
Best Fishing: Bluegill and Largemouth Bass

Union Lake – SW of Union City

Degrees Minutes Seconds:  Latitude: 420239N  Longitude: 0851210W
Decimal Degrees:  Latitude: 42.0442142   Longitude:- 85.2027570
Elevation:  873 feet
Approximate Acres of Water: 525
Ramp: On Channel north of Mud Lake-Hard Surfaced
Type of Lake Bottom: Sand, Organic, Gravel and Stumps
Best Fishing: Bluegill, Bullhead, Catfish and Largemouth Bass

Union Lake-2.pdf

South Chain of Lakes (Coldwater Chain) Map

The South Chain of Lakes (also known as the Marble or Coldwater Chain of Lakes) runs parallel to Interstate 69 and south of U.S.12.  The South Chain of Lakes includes 8 lakes; First Lake, Marble Lake, Middle Lake, Archer Lake, Bartholemew Lake, Mud Lake, Long Lake and Coldwater Lake.  It covers over 3,500 acres of widely varying habitat. The boat-able 16 miles of lakes are connected by channels to shallow pond-like environments where the large mouth bass are abundant.  

South Chain of Lakes002.pdf

North Chain of Lakes (Morrison/Randall Chain)

The North Chain of Lakes, (also known as the Randall Chain of Lakes) is a series of seven lakes including Messenger, South, Cemetery, North, Randall, Morrison and Craig lakes located in central Branch County near the City of Coldwater.    Formed during the Wisconsin glacial stage (10,000 – 75,000 years ago), the lakes were increased in size and depth by historical marl mining operations and the construction of a nine foot high dam on Coldwater River near the town of Hodunk in 1847. Collectively, the North Chain of Lakes and connecting channels cover approximately 1100 acres.

North Chain of Lakes001.pdf