Lake Michigan's West coast, Manistee
has been a Great Lakes shipping port
for over 100 years.
Manistee is one of the most productive
fishing ports on the Great Lakes from
early Spring to late Fall.
Manistee has two river systems, the
Big and Little Manistee. Both rivers
produce the majority of natural fish
that enter Lake Michigan, and in addition
to the natural reproduction, each river
system received supplemental stocking
of trout and salmon
The proximity of Manistee offers great
structure, just 3 miles offshore there
is a steep drop off which sets up and
holds fish all year. That's one reason
why Manistee is home to many fishing
tournaments and record fish!