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Plan the Ultimate Upper Peninsula Fishing Vacation Here on the Manistique Lakes
Curtis, MI is well known as the UP's, "Unique Waterfront Village" bordered by the Manistique Lakes. Our Mackinac County community is located in the center Upper Peninsula's largest lake complex, which consists of the North Manistique Lake (also known as Round Lake), Big Manistique Lake, South manistique Lake, Milakokia Lake, Lake Ann Louise, and Millecoquins Lake.
Manistique Lakes Complex
If you enjoy world-class fishing, the Manistique Lakes Area is the perfect fishing destination for you. The six major lakes are: North Manistique Lake at 1,722 acres; Big Manistique Lake at 10,130 acres; South Manistique Lake at 4,001 acres; Milakokia Lake at 1,956 acres; Lake Ann Louise at 311 acres; and Millecoquins Lake at 1,890 acres.
20,000 Acres of Inland Lakes
The Manistique Lakes Complex in combination to the smaller lakes in the area equals well over 20,000 acres of inland lake water to enjoy. If you combine this fishing opportunity with the addition of the nearby great lakes of Superior and Michigan, and hundreds of miles of rivers and streams you've got the ultimate fishing opportunities in the mid-west.
The Lakes provide a variety of cool water fish which include: Muskie up to 40 lbs., Northern Pike, Walleye, Large and Small mouth Bass, Perch, Bluegill, Sunfish, Rock Bass, and Bullheads. The rivers and streams provide Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Steelhead Trout, plus great smelt runs in the spring. Special regulations apply - see DNR Fishing Guide for details.
If your vacations are planned with trophy fishing and water recreation in mind, come and enjoy the northern experience with us
here in Curtis Michigan and the Manistique Lakes Area - "It's worth the drive".
Manistique Lakes Ice Fishing Events
Ice forms on the Manistique Lakes in early December and provides a great source for cold weather sports activities from late December until spring break in mid April. The last Saturday in April brings the opening of Trout season and the Smelt runs.
Curtis holds special winter time events for ice-fishing like the annual Ice Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Portage anglers Club.
"Increasing the Quality of Fish Population, Public Access, Habitat and Structure of the Manistique Lakes in Curtis. We offer a variety of events and projects including the Walleye Jamboree, the Fishing Pier and Boardwalk project."
Portage Anglers - Making Your Fishing Experience Better
The Portage Anglers of Curtis Michigan work hard to make sure that our area lakes offer quality fishing. They stock Big Manistique Lake and South Manistique Lake with a total of 3,000 plus walleye per year.
Fishing Pier Boardwalk
The Portage Anglers Club is working on the Fishing Pier and Boardwalk for public use on the South Manistique Lake, Wolfe Bay, Curtis. Its a great place for kids to catch pan fish. This boardwalk is also handicap accessible. The club welcomes all and are looking into future sites for more fishing piers. Donations of just $20.00 are welcomed and supporters can have their name or name of a loved one placed onto the board. Fishing Events
Portage Anglers support two annual events. The Walleye Jamboree takes place in the spring and is help on Big Manistique Lake or South Manistique Lake. This is a great family event for all ages.
The Winter Ice fishing Tournament is held twice every winter season: January and February. Please visit the Curtis Chamber Website for exact dates: Curtis Chamber Calendar If you would like to speak to someone about these important fishing events or if you would like to donate to the Portage Anglers, please call:
John (906) 287-0161
or Les (906) 586-3368