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Manistique Lake, MI

Well known for quality walleye fishing, Manistique Lake is a 10,100-acre lake in the eastern part of the upper Michigan peninsula, at Lakefield. There are actually three lakes here - Big Manistique Lake, North Manistique Lake and South Manistique Lake.

On this page we are focusing on Big Manistique Lake. It has 23 miles of shoreline and provides an ideal getaway for swimming, boating, fishing and camping. Fishing enthusiasts will be happy to know they have numerous species of fish to pursue including walleye, trout, sunfish, muskie, bass, perch and northern pike. Peak seasons are spring/summer, and ice fishing in winter once there is safe ice. Campgrounds with RV hookups are scattered around the lake and numerous lodging choices are available on the water. Access to the shoreline for fishing from the bank is available at parks, campgrounds, boat launch ramps and other public areas. Kayaks and canoes need watch the weather closely for wind and storms as the lake is wide and can get very rough. Larger pleasure and fishing boats should keep an eye out for the same reasons.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, brook trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, muskie and northern pike at Manistique Lake in Michigan.

Primary fish species residing in Manistique Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Walleye Brook trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike

Manistique Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Fish And Hunt Shop
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
906 586-9531

Watsons Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
906 586-9731

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

County Road 480 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, north side, off County Road 480, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Manistique Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off Cook's Bay Access, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Manistique Lake Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Manistique Lake Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Click here for a Michigan Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Michigan Vacation Village Campground - 906 586-3335

Log Cabin Resort & Campground - 906 586-9732

Big Lake Campground - 906 586-9551

South Manistique Lake Campground - 888 784-7328

Big Cedar Campground - 906 586-6684

Manistique Lake MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Manistique Lake
Michigan Vacation Village
Diller Rd
Germfask, MI 49836
906 586-3335


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