Big Manistique Lake, Michigan Fishing

Location and Information: Manistique Lake is one of the most popular fishing lakes in Michigan. It is located in Luce and Mackinac Counties and has a surface area of 10,129 acres. This lake is surrounded by the Great lakes with Lake Michigan to its south, Lake Superior to the north and Lake Huron to the East. Manistique is known to offer some of the best fishing in Michigan. It is also a popular lake for adventure boating with numerous hotels and lodging and accommodations located nearby. The lake has a max depth of 20 feet with the average being 10 feet and a length just under 7 miles long. There are quite a few islands on this lake as well.

Popular Fishing Species List

Below, you will find a list of popular species on this lake, as well as the limits and size restrictions imposed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Brown Trout: State Limits Apply

Walleye: 15” minimum- 5 per angler

Northern Pike: 24” minimum- 2 per angler

Bluegill: State Limits Apply

Rock Bass: State Limits Apply

Smallmouth Bass: Minimum of 14″- Limit 5 Per Angler

Yellow Perch: 25 Limit- There is no size limit

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Marinas and Restaurants on this lake

Marina Name: Watson’s Marina

Address: W17225, Curtis, MI 49820


Phone: (906) 586-9731

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Premier Angler aims to provide general information about some of the top fishing destinations across the country. To ensure up-to-date accuracy, make sure to check with your state’s natural resources department and your local marinas before hitting the water.