Benzie Lakes and Rivers are Waiting For You!
Below is a table showing the types of fish typically found in Benzie County Lakes.
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
Smallmouth Bass, Bullhead, Catfish, Salmon, Steelhead, Pike, Brown Trout
Perch, Salmon, Trout, Whitefish
Upper Herring Lake
Walleye, Perch, Pike, Bluegill, Crappie
Lower Herring Lake
Salmon, Walleye, Pike, Perch, Catfish
Good pan fishing, Bluegill, Perch , Brown Trout, Pike
King Salmon run from September thru October. Steelhead run November – April with the best in March and April.
Coho Salmon run starts around Labor Day. Steelhead run November – April with the strongest push in March and April