Manistee Lake connects the Manistee River to Lake Michigan. This lake has a diverse fishery due to the fish that run through here for their spawning migrations. At times, you will find salmon, steelhead and brown trout in the lake. Walleye, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and northern pike are availabe and panfish such as crappie, perch and bluegill can also be caught. It’s not the prettiest lake to fish in this state, but it does offer some good fishing.