Manistique Area Fishing

Schoolcraft County has an abundance of pristine lakes, rivers and bays teeming with fish just waiting for you to drop a line and catch the lunker you have been dreaming about. Every type of lake you can imagine From the Greatest of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan to the 4th largest inland lake in the U.P. to the wonderfully remote wilderness lakes provided by the Hiawatha National forest. All are beautiful and await your arrival.

Fishing

Manistique River

Salmon Fishing for spring and fall

Legend for table data

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Camping Type:
Fishing Regulations:
Fish Species:

Trout Lakes - Schoolcraft County

Water Name
Species
Township
Range
Sections
Boat Access Type
Camping Type
Banana
Rainbow
42
18
1
CI > 100
N
Lake Nineteen
Rainbow
44
18
34
BI
P
Neds *
Brook
44
18
12
CI > 100
N
Twilight *
Brook
44
18
13
CI > 100
N
* Wilderness regulations, check DNR fishing guide.

Warm Water Lake Fishing Opportunities - Schoolcraft County

Lake Name
Common Species
Township
Range
Sections
Acres
Boat Access Type
Camping Type
Big Bass
lmb,nop,blg,yep
44
17
31
293
BI
N
Beaton
lmb,smb,psf
44
17
3
46
BIU
N
Big Island *
lmb,nop,nmu,blg
44
18
3
130
CI > 100
N
Blue Joe
smb,blg
44
18
20
30
BIU
N
Boot
wae,nop,lmb,blg
45
17
20
121
BI
N
Byers *
nop,lmb,blg,bbh
44
17
18
149
CI > 100
N
Clear
lmb,smb,yep
45
17
34
109
BIU
N
Coattail *
nop,lmb,psf,bbh
44
18
3
53
CI > 100
N
Colwell
lmb,nop,blc,blg
44
17
9
158
BI
D
Cookson
lmb,nop,blg
44
18
21
35
CI <100
P
Crooked
lmb,nop,blc,blg,
psf
44
17
9
190
CI <100
P
East
lmb,psf,yep,bbh
44
17
26
54
BI
P
Grassy
lmb,nop,nmu,blg
44
18
8
176
BI
N
Herman
lmb,nop,blg,psf
44
18
5
85
CI <100
N
Hutt
lmb,blg,yep
43
17
8
18
CI <100
N
Ironjaw
lmb,nop,blc,blg
44
13
27
51
CI <100
P
Klondike *
lmb,nop,yep
44
18
12
39
CI > 100
N
Leg
nop,blc,blg,psf
43
17
7
40
BI
P
Lily
nop
45
19
35
144
BIU
N
Little Bass
nop,blg,psf,yep
44
17
32
81
CI <100
D
McKeever
nmu,nop,smb,rkb,
psf
44
18
7
132
BIU
P
Minerva
lmb,yep
43
17
6
45
BIU
P
Muleshoe 1
lmb
43
17
9
21
CI <100
P
Big Murphy
lmb,nop,blg,psf,
bbh
43
17
8
131
CI <100
N
Petes 2
smb,wae,rkb,yep
44
18
7
190
BI
D
Rumble
lmb,nop,blg
44
18
28
22
CI > 100
N
Sand
smb,nop,psf,yep
45
17
27
106
BIU
N
Steuben
wae,lmb,blg,yep
44
17
15
150
BI
P
Swan
smb,blg
44
18
32
51
CI <100
P
Three Island
lmb,nop,blc,blg,
psf
43
17
6
31
CI <100
N
Thunder
wae,lmb,nop,blg,
psf,yep,bbh
43
17
30
361
BI
N
Toms 3
lmb,blg
44
18
32
23
CI <100
P
Townline *
lmb,nop,blg
44
18
3
82
CI > 100
N
Triangle
lmb,smb,nop,blg,
psf
44
18
36
169
BIU
P
Vance *
lmb,nop,yep
44
18
12
25
CI > 100
N
Verdant
lmb,nop,blc,blg
44
18
27
25
CI > 100
N
Wedge
lmb,blg
43
18
26
25
CI <100
N
* Wilderness regulations, check DNR fishing guide.
1 North basin is carry-in access, south is BIU.
2 Accessible fishing pier and paved launch.
3 Cabin may be reserved.

Trout Streams - Schoolcraft County

Water Name
Species
Township
Range
Sections
Boat Access Type
Camping Type
Indian River 1
Brook, brown
43,44
17,18
many
Canoes
D
Big Murphy Creek 2
Brook, brown
42,43
17
several
 
N
Little Murphy Creek
Brook
43
17
21,22,27
 
N
Little Indian River
Brook
44
17,18
several
 
N
S. Branch Stutts Creek 3
Brook
44
17
4,5,6,
 
D
M. Branch Stutts Creek 3
Brook
45
17
31,32,33
 
D
N. Branch Stutts Creek 4
Brook
45
17.18
several
 
N
1 Indian River, Little Bass Lake and Colwell Lake Campgrounds. Best fishing is from CR 449 upstream to Little Indian R. mouth
2 Best downstream from CR 437.
3 Colwell Lake. Campground nearby.
4 Best within 1 mile of FR-2251.
Manistique Marina

Manistique Marina

Built in Spring of 2014, with a Harbor Masters building, local information, air conditioned lounge area, WIFI, laundry facilities, bathrooms & showers, diesel fuel and security cameras for our transient boaters. This is the beginning of the Boardwalk where there are fishing piers available and access to the East Breakwater Light. Mackinaw Trail Winery next door. Transportation available until 3am daily to and from Manistique Marina.

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