Benzie Lakes and Rivers are Waiting For You!


Below is a table showing the types of fish typically found in Benzie County Lakes.

Lake or River

Fish Typically Found

Crystal Lake

Perch, Lake Trout, Smelt, Whitefish, Rainbow Trout, Rock Bass

Big Platte Lake

Walleye, Pike, Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Perch

Little Platte Lake

Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Pike

Betsie Bay

Smallmouth Bass, Bullhead, Catfish, Salmon, Steelhead, Pike, Brown Trout

Frankfort Piers

Perch, Salmon, Trout, Whitefish

Upper Herring Lake

Walleye, Perch, Pike, Bluegill, Crappie

Lower Herring Lake

Salmon, Walleye, Pike, Perch, Catfish

Lake Ann

Good pan fishing, Bluegill, Perch , Brown Trout, Pike

Betsie River

King Salmon run from September thru October. Steelhead run November - April with the best in March and April.

Platte River

Coho Salmon run starts around Labor Day. Steelhead run November - April with the strongest push in March and April







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