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If you love fishing, you'll love Curtis, Michigan and our lakes and streams.

Curtis is surrounded by Upper Peninsula's largest lake complex, The Manistique Lakes.

The Erickson Center for the Arts enriches the lives of both residents and tourists alike.

Your water-filled adventure is limitless here in Curtis. Let's go jet skiing, swimming, boating, along with tubing.

Find tranquility here in Curtis and listen to the waves gently roll into shore.

Loon's Nest Resort
Micks Bait Shop

2023-10-01 - 2024-05-31 Portage Twp Recycling - Winter Hrs

2023-10-01 - 2024-05-31 Portage Twp Recycling - Winter Hrs

2024-05-19 - 2024-12-15 Community Breakfast 8am-12noon

2024-06-01 - 2024-10-26 Bingo in Curtis!

2024-06-08 Walleye Jamboree

2024-06-08 Portage Twp Clean-Up Day

2024-06-15 2024 Family Fun Day

2024-07-06 - 2024-07-07 51st Annual Independence Day Celebration Vendor Field/Beer Tent

2024-07-07 Fireworks

2024-07-07 Parade

2024-08-07 Curtis Sidewalk Sales Day

2024-08-17 Curtis Bass Clash

2024-09-02 Three Bridge Walk

2024-09-28 Oktoberfest

2024-11-29 2024 Santa Parade

  Welcome to Curtis Michigan and the Manistique Lakes Area
Year-Round Fishing

Curtis Michigan Fishing on the Lakes and Rivers

Welcome to Curtis Michigan and the Manistique Lakes fishing page. Six major lakes delivering major fun and results! Our area boasts the largest lake complex in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Manistique Lakes are beautiful and rich with year-round fishing activities.

The Manistique Lakes are abundant with many species of fish such as walleye, northern pike, musky, perch, whitefish, and more. Please visit our Businesses Page to view our members who can get you geared up for fun on the lakes!

Curtis Michigan and the Manistique Lakes have 6 major lakes that offer over 20,000 acres of water.  Experience your Curtis fishing adventure on:  North Manistique Lake, Big Manistique Lake, South Manistique lake, Milakokia Lake, Lake Ann Louise, and Millecoquins Lake.
20,000 + Acres of Water
Year-round fishing you will find in the Manistique Lakes area along with the hospitality of the Curtis area and its residents. There are many public access sights on all three lake for easy in and out boating ease.

Well over 20,000 acres of Curtis Michigan area lakes surround our area.  With numerous other small lakes in the area, in addition to the great lakes of Superior and Michigan, and hundreds of miles of rivers and streams, you have one of the best fishing hubs in the mid-west!

Curtis MI Ice Fishing
The Manistique Lakes Area offers many fun filled Ice Fishing Events for all ages.  Ice forms 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.

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.

Manistique River and Fox River Fishing Trips
Discover the legendary Fox River made famous by Ernest Hemingway.  This a wilderness adventure for the avid fisherman and experienced paddler.

Numerous dead falls in this wild and natural river makes it tough canoeing but good fishing - amazing brook trout. Overnight fishing trips can take from 1 to 3 nights.

Call Northland Outfitters at 906-586-9801 or visit their website at www.northoutfitters.com

If you enjoy water recreation, Curtis Michigan & the Manistique Lakes have got you covered!

More Water-filled Activities
Most of the waters are 30 ft. or less, so temperatures warm early and are very pleasant for swimming, jet skiing, water skiing, sail boating, fishing, snorkeling, and more. Boats, motors, jet skis, pontoon and paddle-boats are available for rental in the Curtis Area.


We invite you to consider becoming active with our Portage Anglers Club.  The goals of the club include:

  • Raising money for stocking walley
  • Maintaining the Walleye Jamboree Event
  • Maintain the fishing pier on South Manistique Lake
  • Support a program for the Big and South Manistique Lakes

    For more information:  www.portageanglersclub.wordpress.com
    Portage Anglers Club
    P.O. Box 454
    Curtis, MI 49820
    (906) 586-6040