Pine River Channel
Channel that connects Round Lake/Lake Charlevoix to Lake Michigan. Channel is heavy with boat traffic at times. Easily accessible, wide open location to fish. Concrete piers with some sections of railing. The channel is managed by the city of Charlevoix.
Type of Fishing: Pier
Typical Fish Species Available: Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Cisco (spring/early summer), Walleye (late spring/summer), Salmon (fall), Steelhead (spring)
Bait: Worms, Minnows, Artificial
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(Note: Restroom available seasonally)
Go to Charlevoix, MI. At the North side of the downtown drawbridge on US31 you will find the Weathervane Restaurant. Enter their parking lot and proceed west toward the lake. There are public parking spaces at the far end of that lot. Park and walk down to the end of the pier. Good spot for salmon in the fall, especially at night. You can also fish the other side of the channel, by the lighthouse. People catch smallmouth bass there.
Town/Range/Section: 34N, 8W, Section 27
Latitude/Longitude: 45.31995 / -85.26298