On Little Bay de Noc

Located on the Northern Shores of Lake Michigan in the Central Upper Peninsula, the Little Bay de Noc is an ice fishing paradise. The protected waters of the Bay freeze over sooner than most other spots on the lake and stay frozen much longer on the tail end of the season. The diverse shoreline and bottom contour provide some of the best fishing opportunities in the Midwest. 

Known for the trophy Walleye, the Little Bay de Noc also produces massive Northern Pike and plentiful tasty Perch. 

Easy Access

Miles of freshwater shoreline with multiple boat launches, public beaches and waterfront parks make getting on the ice easy. ​Before venturing out on the Ice, it is best to check with local bait shops, fishing guides, or the DNR about ice conditions. 

Convenient Lodging

Overlooking Lake Michigan on Little Bay de Noc, the Terrace Bay Hotel is the perfect place to start your ice fishing adventure. Anglers will feel at home with the boat launch on site allowing easy access to the ice.

Enjoy a view of the lake from your room or stay on the road side for convenient room-side parking.

Dining on the Bay

Wrap up an epic day of ice fishing with a hot meal at the Freshwater Tavern, overlooking Lake Michigan on Little Bay de Noc.

You'll love our menu with items like Filet Steak with fall-off-the-bone BBQ Ribs and our Bison Meatloaf!


Wash it all down with our great selection of locally brewed craft beers. 

Local Contacts

Hook Set Fishing

Guide Service

Jordan Millette

DNR - Escanaba Field Office
(906) 786-2351
6833 US-2, Gladstone, MI 49837


Terrace Bay Hotel

7146 P. Rd., Gladstone, MI 49837