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Manistee County, MI | Fishing Tips | Ranking: 9.5 | Member Section
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Manistee County is located on Lake Michigan, a part of northwestern Michigan.  Historic Manistee, the Victorian port city, is the county seat, and it features a riverwalk running through downtown to Lake Michigan.  The coastline villages include Onekama, Arcadia, Bear Lake, Copemish, Kaleva, Brethren, and Wellston.  This area offers so much for people that enjoy the being around the water.  Fishing, boating, beaches and plenty of accommodations, restaurants and shops make this a popular tourist destination in Michigan.

Fishing Tips

Salmon and trout are the primary species of fish in this area for most anglers.  With Lake Michigan here and some very good river fishing available, it’s easy to forget about the other game fish here.  Anglers can also catch walleye, big pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, muskie and a variety of panfish.  To learn more about this area, take a look at our Manistee County fishing tips page.

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Manistee County, MI Points Points Possible
Ability to catch a lot of fish 1.75 2
Ability to catch trophy fish 1.75 2
Good for multiple species of fish 1 1
Guides & Charters available 1 1
Scenic 1 1
Quality lodging options 1 1
Dining options 1 1
Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc. 1 1
Positive Score 9.5
Overly Crowded 0 Minus 1
Overly Expensive 0 Minus 1
Negative Score 0
Total Score 9.5
Highest Score Possible 10

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