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Check out the great charter fishing on Lake Michigan fishing out of Pentwater.
In Manistee County, anglers hit the Manistee River for trout and salmon and experience great catches charter fishing on Lake Michigan out of Manistee.
The Pere Marquette River starts at the confluence of the Middle Branch and Little South Branch, and flows in a westerly direction for approximately 67 miles to its mouth at Pere Marquette Lake, just south of the City of Ludington. The Pere Marquette River has the reputation for being an outstanding steelhead and brown trout stream as well as being extremely popular with canoeists. The many outstanding natural values possessed by this river have resulted in 66.4 miles of the mainstream being proposed for inclusion under the Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act PL 90542.
Fishing on Lake Michigan provides some of the best fishing for steelhead, coho salmon, perch, chinook salmon, rainbow trout, lake trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and walleye in the Midwest. The Pere Marquette Lake in Ludington is the junction point between the Pere Marquette River and Lake Michigan. Pere Marquette Lake hosts a wide variety of fish all year round and is an excellent spot for ice fishing. Plenty of public access for onshore fishing as well as lauches and marinas for boat fishing.
Hamlin Lake is more than 12 miles long and 5,000 acres large. Whether you traverse the bayous or head for deeper waters, Hamlin Lake offers a smorgasbord of fish. Tiger muskie, northern pike, large and small mouth bass, perch, crappie, bluegill and over 600,000 walleye, planted several years ago, promise a superb catch. The fishing doesn’t cool down in winter either. Tip-ups and shanties dot the ice as fishermen pull in delicious panfish and walleye.
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Winter in Manistee County includes great outdoor activities like skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, ice skating, and more.
Beautiful color emerges come Fall. Take it all in with an afternoon drive, or stroll, through the many forests of West Michigan.
Agriculture plays a large role in the economics of Mason County. Take this self-guided tour to learn about agriculture in Mason County.
The Michigan Audubon Society Lake Bluff Center overlooks Lake Michigan near Manistee and features wildlife and a bird sanctuary.
Take a tour on the Historic S.S. City of Milwaukee car ferry and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Acacia docked in Manistee, Michigan.
The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts is a cultural center in West Michigan and plays an integral part in Manistee’s history.
The Pentwater River provides opportunities to experience a paddle sport for the first time or take on a challenge for those more experienced.
A magnificent display of color; the Northern Lights can be viewed at the right time of year at the right place in West Michigan!
Find artifacts, photographs, and lots of information and stories about the rich history of Pentwater at this historic museum!
West Michigan boasts numerous museums to learn about the area’s rich history and to expand knowledge through activities and exhibits.