I grew up on Michigan Center lake and have fished it for over 20 years and have never caught or heard of anyone catching a smallie out of there. Of course I never heard of anyone catching walleye out of there before until my buddy caught a 24 incher a few years ago so I guess anythings possible. Nice fish anyway.
I grew up on Wolf Lake at the other end of the chain. Michigan Center has more stumps then any lake I have ever seen. As a non-fisherman I had the thrill of pulling out a 16 inch large mouth out of the canal behind my Dad's place off of Wolf Lake on my kid's fishing pole last summer. There is constantly bass boats out on that chain and I have heard its well known for the Large Mouth Bass fishing.