From your dock:
Do you feel like just kicking back and relaxing? Toss a line off the dock and you may end up with bass, pike, bluegill or perch for dinner. Feeling a little more energetic, row the boat that comes with the rental of each cabin out a bit further in the lake and throw a line in!
Want to go a bit further? Pack up a breakfast snack and head over to the Platte river. Don’t forget your pole. You might be rewarded with trout, steelhead or pacific salmon, if your timing is right. For a current report of conditions on the Platte River, check out the link below.
Not just a great trip in a kayak or canoe, the Betsie offers great seasonal fishing, where you might find steelhead or king salmon on the end of your line. Don’t be surprised if you see fishermen galore lined up along the shores and in the water, the Betsie River offers some great fishing! See the latest report below.
Looking for even more adventure? Charter a trip out on the big lake! Or get a local expert to show you where the hot spots are – these guys will keep you coming back again and again.
Platte River State Fish Hatchery:
Interested in learning more about the local fish, make sure to head over to the Platte River State Fish Hatchery on US 31 in Honor. It includes an interpretive facility and trails. If you visit at certain times of the year, you can watch the the fish jump the weir as the adult salmon return and you may be able to see the egg collection operation.
Don’t forget to tune in to the eagle cam!
The eagle cam is located on the grounds of the Platte River State Fish Hatchery. This year the eagles laid their first egg at around 8:17pm EST on March 13th. For those who are keeping track, that is one day later than last year. Beware, watching this can be addictive.