The Betsie River is designated by the state as a Scenic and Wildlife River – a protected trout stream. The average depth of the section of river that we cover is 3-4ft.

  • Steelhead (April – May)
  • Brooke, Brown and Rainbow Trout (all summer)
  • King Salmon (September – October)

Click here to view the State of Michigan fishing regulations.

Crystal Adventures cabins are within walking distance to the Betsie River, a protected trout stream. From the minute the oars hit the water, the feeling of being completely absorbed in the moment fills you as deeply as the cool, crisp air fills your lungs. On a cool spring morning you’ll find new life coming into being with wildflowers, tree buds and fawns coming alongside the river to drink. And on a hot late-fall afternoon when the trees are in full autumn color, the river is a majestic experience. A large and unique variety of birds call Benzie County home, and of course the fishing is world class. Year-round, our waterways offer opportunities for fun and relaxation for picnickers, serious explorers and fishermen alike.

Fishing in Michigan resources: Big Bob’s Up North Outfitters