The Shiawassee River has a reputation of good fishing for smallmouth bass, rock bass and northern pike from Byron to Chesaning.

 Shiawassee County Fish Advisories

MDCH Eat Safe Fish Guide for Southeast Michigan

Some fish contain chemicals that can harm your health. The Michigan Department of Community Health tests filets of fish taken from Michigan's lakes and rivers to learn which fish are safest to eat. The Eat Safe Fish Guide lists the fish that have been tested and provides recommendations on how much is safe to eat. To view the results of fish from the Shiawassee River in Shiawassee county, view pages 49-50.

2013 MDEQ Caged Fish Study on the Shiawassee River

For those interested in the study that informs fish advisories on the Shiawassee, click the link above to view a study on chemical contaminants in fish caged on the lower branch of the Shiawassee River. 


Michigan Department of Natural Resources FAQ – Michigan Rivers

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fishing Guide - 2014

Reel In Michigan Fisheries - June 2013 


Press Release: The Return of Walleye to the Shiawassee River 

 Shiawassee River Water Levels

USGS Hydrograph for Shiawassee River in Owosso 

 Shiawassee River Game and Sportfish

Northern Pike


Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Channel Catfish

Rock Bass

Pumpkinseed Sunfish


Longear Sunfish

Green Sunfish


Black Crappie

Yellow, Black, and Brown Bullheads

Yellow Perch

White Bass

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