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
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.
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.
Press Release: The Return of Walleye to the Shiawassee River
Shiawassee River Water Levels
Shiawassee River Game and Sportfish
Yellow, Black, and Brown Bullheads