Bear Lake

Manistee - Michigan

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Bear Lake is a 1,744 acre lake with a maximum depth of 24 feet located in Manistee County, Michigan.

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  1. Caught just before Christmas. Notice the lights in the background. Sorry I did not post earlier. My first eye ever caught ice fishing!

    22 in. Walleye with a sucker minnow

  2. I lost my personal best king salmon this morning. This what my buddy got...Devastated, I faught it for a long time. It nearly spolled me when I saw it, and recovered ...more it all the way back. When I reached for my net my foot got a little stuck and I paused letting the rod tip down for two seconds...boom pulled the hook. Why I didn’t just beach it is the reason I won’t be able to sleep for the next week ! Ahhhhhh what a fish to lose. Sorry I had to vent I’m crushed thought I had won the battle

    5 lb. 6 oz. 22 in. Brown Trout with a Dynamic Trout Spinnerbait

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Good luck!🐳🦕
    2. Erich Senft 0
      thanks Bryan I appreciate that, a pre spawn salmon in the river would have been such a special catch. you should have seen the color pattern on it. I just wish I ...more could stop reliving it in my head lol still not there yet. I don’t want to guess weight but he was a very good size. I guess I’ll have to settle for a dinosaur looking one in October : / god willing !
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Get em next time Erich! At least you got a feel of it and get em next time! Congrats to your friend! I’ve lost an 8+ lb Bow,a trophy Brown,and have been bitten off ...more by Trophy Northerns close to shore! 🤙🎣🍻
    4. Erich Senft 0
      thanks Jeff....I’m still struggling I haven’t lost one right next to the net in a long time....ugh
    5. Jeff Ultican 0
      that’s sad I lost a big Muskie earlier this year because of similar mistake it would’ve been my first ever tiger 🐅 Muskie I still think about it
    6. Jeff Ultican 0
      that’s sad I lost a big Muskie earlier this year because of similar mistake it would’ve been my first ever tiger 🐅 Muskie I still think about it
    7. Mike A. 0
      Oh, they live a lifetime Erich! Fortunately you’ve got a lifetime left! Lord willing! : )
    8. Erich Senft 0
      thanks Capt, I feel completely crushed, but I guess have to be a learning lesson...thought those were close to gone at 40 yrs old lol : /
    9. Erich Senft 0
      so cruel Buddy ! haha good luck out there
    10. Buddy Pierce 0
      better to have loved and lost, them not to love at all. your new pb is swimming up river now. can’t wait to see him.
    11. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      keeps you coming back👍👍get ‘em next time
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  3. Details: 10 in. Bluegill with a worm

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