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Grant to Help Muskegon Lake Fishing Access

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust Fund grant will help create universal fishing access on Muskegon Lake.

Thanks to an awarded $253,000, the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission will begin construction on a universally accessible fishing pier at Hartshorn Marina, according to It will be called Hartshorn Peninsula Pier, and be the latest in a number of recent projects by the fisheries trust fund.

The area is already a shoreline fishing hotspot, not to mention a great place to see sunset views over the lake. The pier construction will allow for fishing along Lakeshore Trail, a pedestrian and cycling pathway.

In 2009, the Muskegon area had received $10 million in shoreline and habitat restoration funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and this new project will maintain the restoration already completed.

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There were also recent completions of kayak launch sites at Rotary Park close by. The plans for Hartshorn Peninsula Pier include three 60 by 10 foot fishing piers.

Have any recent improvements been done to your local fishing spots? Are they needed in some places? Leave a comment below if you have any ideas.

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Grant to Help Muskegon Lake Fishing Access