Benzie County and Manistee County

Benzie County is famous for the Platte River Hatchery birth place of the coho salmon in the great lakes.With the Platte and Bestie river this county rocks with Salmon in the fall and Steelhead in the spring. With Lake Michigan suppling the action May though September. Crystal Lake is the mecca for ice fisherman in the winter if the lake freezes (late Jan). It is full of perch, smelt, and lake trout and they catch lots! Manistee County has a great salmon and trout fishery also. Portage Lake is the favorite place for the locals to fish in the winter it is a great place to get walleye, northen pike, and perch. The Big Manistee and Little Manistee rivers are one of the worlds fishing “hotspots” for trout and salmon.

Business
Address
Phone
Location
Minnows
Don’s Sporting Goods
535 Cypress St. Manistee, Mi 49660
231-723-5028.
Manistee Lake Manistee River Lake Michigan

YES

Franfort Tackle Box
903 Main Street Franfort, Mi 49628
231-352-7673
Lake Michigan Betsie River Crystal Lake

YES

Lake Ann Grocery
2495 N.M-76 St. Lake Ann, MI
989-389-3407
Lake Ann

NO

Pappy ‘s Bait & Tackle
17092 Caberfae Hwy Wellston,Mi 49689
231-848-4142
Tippy Dam Manistee Backwaters
YES
Fisherman Headquarters
17682 Caberfae Hwy. Wellston, Mi 49689
231-848-4242
Tippy Dam Manistee Backwaters

YES

OSBORN’S SPORT SHOP
8929 CHIPPEWA HWY. BEAR LAKE, MI 49614
 
231-889-3775
BEAR LAKE PORTAGE CRYSTAL
YES
 Tag Limit Outdoors, Inc. 

9899 Honor Hwy  Honor, MI

 (231) 225-0278  Platte River  Crystal Lake  YES

Bayview Party Store

531 Main St. Frankfort, MI 49628

231-352-9493

Crystal Lake   Lake Michigan

YES

Dublin General Store

18372 Hoxeyville Rd. Wellston, MI 49689

231-859-4188

Pine Lake Tippy Dam Pond

NO

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