Platte River Fly Fishing

The 8th most popular fly fishing river in Michigan.

East of Honor, the Platte River is well-known for its steelhead and salmon runs, but is also gaining popularity for it trout fly fishing. The headwaters are above Bronson Lake and then the river flows through down to Platte Lake and then on into the confluence with Lake Michigan. The most popular section is the 10 mile stretch between Bronson Lake and Platte Lake where the water is clear and cool emulating a freestone stream. Access is provided off Maple City Road about 2 miles downstream of Bronson Lake where the river is about 30 feet wide. Closer to Platte Lake, the river widens to about 45 feet to 65 feet wide.

There is an excellent caddis hatch typically from mid-April thorugh mid-September. Note, there are special regulations limiting fishing dates on this river.

Overall, Platte River is the 8th most popular fly fishing river of all 26 fly fishing spots in Michigan.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937; Wild Water Guide Service, Lake Ann (231) 275-3021.

Recommended Book:  "Classic Trout Streams In Michigan" from Jim DuFresne

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Base Camp:  Scenic Hill Best Western, Honor

Luxury Loding:  Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville

Breakfast Restaurant:  Crystal Cafe, Benzonia or Papa Js Diner, Honor

Reference Source:  click here http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/17/2016

ID:  20945

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