This is an additional comment on the three launches to Tichigan Lake.
The small public launch next to the library opens at 8:00 am each day. However, a few times last year it was open as early as 7:30 am as the 'key holder" got there early. Only 7 or 8 spots, so go ahead of time. Weekends fill quickly.
What Plmlk stated about River City Marina is accurate. However, I only wish there was a private parking lot with some size. There is none. One must park on the street. And even the owner has expressed concern about parking availability when the restaurant opens up next door. Again, parking during the week shouldnt be a problem. It is convenient starting point.
The DNR launch is located north of Tichgan, outside the town of Waterford. The driver crosses an old iron bridge, then turns left to the launch which is on the Fox River next to a canoe rental. Usually, there is a nice launch pier there and plenty of parking. Last few years, there have been buoys in the middle of the channel leading the way to Tichigan marsh and the lake proper. With present high water, there should be no problem going the mile or so to the lake; stay in the middle, go at a slower rate, and look to the east. Once at the mouth, look across to the cottages on the east end. Head in that direction and they will lead you to the lake proper. I have a 14' boat with a 20 HP motor and have never gotten stuck in this channel even through the drought last year. Bigger boat might. If you are looking for an adventure, try this launch out. Again, it gets crowded on weekends and I have had to wait in line when coming in.
THe other two launches are in the city of Waterford. And the ride up the Fox to Tichigan is indeed scenic.
I know of NO shore fishing spots on the lake itself. If you are looking for a shore fishing experience on a lake, I suggest you look into Little Muskego and the fishing park on the north end.