Hamlin Lake is just south of the city of Manistee. This lake gives anglers another option to fish in the Manistee County area. In this lake, fish include tiger muskie, northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, perch, crappie and bluegill. Lake Michigan salmon and steelhead are seasonally plentiful at the dam site within the Ludington State Park. The Pere Marquette River connects Hamlin Lake to Lake Michigan.