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Being prepared can mean the difference between a wonderful day on the water and a laundry list of regrets.


Please reference the list at right to make sure that your fishing adventure is as fun and comfortable as possible!


Also, always remember to check the weather! Here's how it looks right now:

  • Sunglasses

  • Cooler for Fish

  • Fishing License

  • Pop and beer (cans only)

  • Bottled water

  • Snacks

  • Camera

  • Sunscreen

  • Rain Gear

  • Jackets

  • Sea-sickness Medication



The beginning of our season. The water may be cold, but the fishing can still be hot!


Some of our best lake trout fishing happens in June, with opportunities for off-shore stealhead action, brown trout, and maybe even a big chinook!


    Best For:

  • Lake Trout

  • Steelhead

  • Salmon


Things really start to heat up in July! Beautiful weather and beautiful fishing.


The lake trout are still heavy, but the king salmon action really takes off. As the month progresses we find more and more of those big 3-4 year old salmon.


    Best For:

  • King Salmon (Chinook)

  • Lake Trout

  • Steelhead


August & September may be your best chance to land a trophy king salmon. The big adult kings start homing in on the port of Frankfort in preparation for thier run up the Betsie River.


We also get our fair share of coho salmon as they make their way to Platte bay.


    Best For:

  • King Salmon

  • Coho Salmon

  • Lake Trout

  • Steelhead




Now's your chance to take in some world class sport fishing while also touring nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes, recently voted the most beautiful place in America!


Don't miss out on some of the finest beaches, hiking, biking, and scenery in the country.


Our home port of Frankfort boasts one of the biggest and most beautiful sandy beaches on the Great Lakes, with views of our statuesque lighthouse and sandy bluffs to the north.


Michigan's most beloved historic fishing village lies just 45 Minutes north of Frankfort in Leelanau Country.


Smokehouses, gift shops, galleries, eateries, and boutiques abound.


Just 5 miles north of downtown, Point Betsie is a beloved landmark and historic destination all in one. Relax on the beach, tour the museum, or even get a view from the inside the tower.

Jun 18, 2016

Summer Solstice Festival

Elberta’s Solstice Festival is held just down the street from North Star Marina in the town’s expansive Waterfront Park on Frankfort’s harbor, with great views of the lighthouse and Lake Michigan.

Jun 18, 2016

10:00 AM

Frankfort Craft Fair

Annual Outdoor Craft and Art Fair - on Main Street - Downtown Frankfort

Jul 01, 2016

Waterfront Carnival

The Carnival will run every day through July 4

Jul 04, 2016

9:00 AM

4th of July Parade

Frankfort's annual 4th of July parade

Jul 04, 2016

10:30 PM

Frankfort puts on one of the best fireworks displays in the Great Lakes

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