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About Us

We have been in the live bait business since 1949 when Earl Buchner founded the company in the small town of Interlochen, MI where we are still located. We handle all kinds of live bait in season and we are WHOLESALE ONLY. We handle pike suckers, greys, walleye suckers, blues, perch minnows, waxworms, spikes, wigglers(mayfly larve), styrofoam minnow buckets, Baitmaster canadian nightcrawlers, curly’s green and garlic crawlers, leafworms, leeches, spawn(single egg, spawn sacs, and skein), Hali Jigging lures and better bait products to keep your minnows lively.

I know where the fish are biting.
This page is dedicated to our great retailers who supply live bait to the fishermen and point them the right way with gear and info.
We hope this Web site inspires more fishermen to fish beautiful Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula and to do business with our great retail customers who are ready to serve you. Buc’s Fishing Report will show you where the fish are and what kind of fish are biting. We will list where the businesses are located and what each business has to offer. Also, Buc’s Fishing Report will have ice conditions 

 

Brian Johnson on lake 15 by Atlanta
47 smelt tonight to go with the 56 weekend. Pike and Smelt for dinner tomorrow
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Brian Johnson on lake 15 by Atlanta
47 smelt tonight to go with the 56 weekend. Pike and Smelt for dinner tomorrow

 

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Would love to get some smelt for tip up bait. Anyone know where? Heading to Cadillac next weekend, need whole smelt as I am OUT.

Any news on smelt at Green Lake?

I've fish there in the summer, great lake.

I haven’t had smelt since I was a kid! We really thought we were getting away with something eating the bones and all! Seems like we were in Canada back in the 70s. I’m going to have to ask my 94 year old mom about it. So much fun!

I love Smelt

Oh how I miss smelt dipping!

Green lake was open in spots a week ago I'm waiting took.

Smelt alright but

Nice

Yuck..

Yum

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Sturgeon Joe son with 54" catch and release Sturgeon Otsego Lake by Gaylord. Good job Jack Verduce! ... See MoreSee Less

Sturgeon Joe son with 54 catch and release Sturgeon Otsego Lake by Gaylord.  Good job Jack Verduce!

 

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Congrats what a great fish! GJ on the release.

I love Sturgeons,some of the mysterious fish. Congrats!

nice fish great job releasing him

A True Sportsman here that believes in catch and Release ! Good Job

Jonny Fickert Nate Yeager Trey Demko Dylan Bordner Jake Hossler Brent Harmon

Mike Thelen

Rhonda Jean Smith

better

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Fife Lake # bucsbait ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Chris Sharp

A lot of big fish on Fife $1000.00 for biggest fish next weekend.

Tyler Bridson

Robert Stamper

EricBrown Rose Hancock

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Joshua Parmelee

I’m at the lake catching lots of little perch ! Have seen one truck and one suv on the ice!