Sanford Lake Fishing Map

Sanford Lake fishing map is available as part of iBoating : USA Marine & Fishing App(now supported on multiple platforms including Android, iPhone/iPad, MacBook, and Windows(tablet and phone)/PC based chartplotter.).  

 With our Lake Maps App,  you get all the great marine chart app features like fishing spots, along with Sanford Lake depth map. The fishing maps app include HD lake depth contours, along with advanced features found in Fish Finder / Gps Chart Plotter systems, turning your device into a Depth Finder. The Sanford Lake Navigation App provides advanced features of a Marine Chartplotter including adjusting water level offset and custom depth shading. Fishing spots and depth contours layers are available in most Lake maps. Lake navigation features include advanced instrumentation to gather wind speed direction, water temperature, water depth, and accurate GPS with AIS receivers(using NMEA over TCP/UDP). Autopilot support can be enabled during ‘Goto WayPoint’ and ‘Route Assistance’.
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Fishing Info for Sanford Lake

Sanford Lake was a man-made reservoir located in Midland County, Michigan, but is no longer present since the failure of the dam in May 2020. It was formed by the damming of the Tittabawassee River near the town of Sanford, Michigan. It was built for flood control and the production of hydroelectric power. The dam is owned and operated by The Four Lakes Task Force, a property owners' group that was established by the Midland and Gladwin County boards of commissioners to oversee the dams and the impoundment lakes created by them, who took over ownership as a condition of the settlement agreement that resulted from the condemnation proceedings with former dam owner, Boyce Hydro, LLC. The main body of the lake stretched for about 6 miles (9.7 km) north of the dam; since the collapse the water remains deep enough for small boat navigation up past the town of Edenville, Michigan ten miles (16 km) north of the dam. The lake was slightly over half a mile wide at its widest point. A survey by the Michigan DNR measured the main body of the lake at 1,250 acres (5.1 km2). According to the Sanford Lake Improvement Board website maintained by Midland County, the lake has a surface area of 1,499 acres (6.07 km2) and a shoreline length of 34.5 miles (55.5 km). In May 2020, the Sanford Dam, as well as the Edenville Dam to the north, failed following rain and neglect of the dams. This resulted in the flooding of Sanford, Midland, Saginaw, and other surrounding areas.

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Popular fish species in this lake include Catostomidae, Crappie, Largemouth bass, Northern pike, Rock bass, Smallmouth bass and Walleye.

Sanford Lake Fishing Map Stats

TitleSanford Lake
Includes Data from Fish AtlasYes
Nearby CitiesSanford, Hope, Beaverton, Midland, Coleman, Gladwin, Rhodes, Loomis, Merrill, Breckenridge
Area *1402.67 acres
Shoreline *27.23 miles
Min Longitude-84.41
Min Latitude43.68
Max Longitude-84.37
Max Latitude43.79
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* some Stats may include nearby/connecting waterbodies

Marine Wind Meteogram for Lake/Chart

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Date/TimeSpeed *Dir *
04/16 Tue 12:00AM6.06162.47
04/16 Tue 03:00AM3.08246.02
04/16 Tue 06:00AM2.52267.63
04/16 Tue 09:00AM2.57251.31
04/16 Tue 12:00PM3.37247
04/16 Tue 03:00PM5.32269.85
04/16 Tue 06:00PM6.09267.61
04/16 Tue 09:00PM7.44267
04/17 Wed 12:00AM8.53256.04
04/17 Wed 03:00AM7.06266.79
04/17 Wed 06:00AM7.49274.35
04/17 Wed 09:00AM7.35282.12
04/17 Wed 12:00PM5.59291.1
04/17 Wed 03:00PM5.72307.82
04/17 Wed 06:00PM6.75313.62
04/17 Wed 09:00PM5.6152.16
04/18 Thu 12:00AM7.252.71
04/18 Thu 03:00AM7.5468.8
04/18 Thu 06:00AM6.1967.1
04/18 Thu 09:00AM6.682.13
04/18 Thu 12:00PM6.89105.87
04/18 Thu 03:00PM5.18102.11
04/18 Thu 06:00PM4.65108.53
04/18 Thu 09:00PM3.6191.92
04/19 Fri 12:00AM3.6788.39
04/19 Fri 03:00AM1.8682.85
04/19 Fri 06:00AM2.1973.49
04/19 Fri 09:00AM2.9454.23
04/19 Fri 12:00PM3.3870.25
04/19 Fri 03:00PM6.57122.63
04/19 Fri 06:00PM7.78107.95
04/19 Fri 09:00PM7.82115.05
* : UTC Timezone, Speed in meters per sec, and True Direction