Bait-shops in Alpena, Iosco, and Alcona Counties

Alpena Michigan has great inland fishing on Long Lake, Hubbard Lake, and the Thunder Bay River. The Target fish on these lake is Walleye, Perch, Smallmouth Bass, and North ern Pike. Thunder Bay and Rockport have excellent Big Lake fishery, with King Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Steelhead. The Thunder Bay River has good runs of big lake fish in the spring and fall below the dam, with Lunker (HOGS) Walleye in the early spring and late fall. Call Clems Bait to get an update of river fishing as he is on the river by the ninth street bridge. The Flechers Flood Waters by Hillman is a World Class fishery for Pike and Panfish in the winter. First ice in late december or January or late ice in the spring are the best time to fish. Please call for latest updates.

3506 Indian Lk. Rd. National City,mi 48748
989-469-8051

They have a full line of live bait and tackle

8501 US. 23 North Alpena, Mi 49707
989-595-2121

They have a full line of live Bait and Tackle

Dam Store
1870 East River Road Oscoda Mi
989-739-9979

They have a full line of live bait and tackle

910 S State St, Au Sable Charter Twp, MI 48750
(989) 739-1342

Has a full line of bait and tackle. Party store and smoked fish

Hours

Open today · 6AM–10PM
Fellows Marina & Tackle Shop
440 S.State Oscoda, Mi 48750
989-739-1921

Has a full line of bait and tackle

Side Door Bait & Tackle

3585 Woodlawn Dr, Spruce, MI 48762

(989) 736-6418 

Has full line of bait and tackle

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Shot this photo of white lake from Armstrongs on the Lake as quite a few fishing for gills with waxworms working best.

THe salmon run is getting close to done as the fish are really get black and ugly looking. Good news as some steelhead are showing up in many of the rivers.

Perch fishing remain good on Lake Leelanau and Glen Lake. Grand Traverse Bay are still been hit and miss for perch.

Long lake, Skegemog, manistee lake, and lake margrethe have reported some perch but very little pressure.

Gills have been fair in Houghton Lake, some perch out of Higgins Lake.

Drummond Island is reporting good catches of perch when they can get out.

Little Bay de Noc: Anglers fishing out of Kipling had some success with perch, although a good deal of sorting for keepers was needed. An assortment of night crawlers and minnows were used in depths of around 14 feet of water. Walleye fishing out of the Ford River and out of Kipling had only limited success. Schools seemed to be relatively widely scattered. Some salmon were spotted in the rivers.

Big Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers were fishing out of Nahma with marginal success. Smallmouth anglers were catching fish in deep water. Some anglers were using live bait out of Fayette. Anglers were also catching pike.

Saginaw Bay: Limits of yellow perch were caught at Linwood in 13 feet of water, at the Old Shipping Channel in 14 feet of water and one mile northeast of Spoils Island in 16 feet of water. Perch were also caught at Spoils Island on the east and west of the island.
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Shot this photo of white lake from Armstrongs on the Lake  as quite a few fishing for gills with waxworms working best.
THe salmon run is getting close to done as the fish are really get black and ugly looking. Good news as some steelhead are showing up in many of the rivers.
Perch fishing remain good on Lake Leelanau and Glen Lake. Grand Traverse Bay are still been hit and miss for perch. 
Long lake, Skegemog, manistee lake, and lake margrethe have reported some perch but very little pressure.
Gills have been fair in Houghton Lake, some perch out of Higgins Lake.
Drummond Island is reporting good catches of perch when they can get out.
Little Bay de Noc: Anglers fishing out of Kipling had some success with perch, although a good deal of sorting for keepers was needed. An assortment of night crawlers and minnows were used in depths of around 14 feet of water. Walleye fishing out of the Ford River and out of Kipling had only limited success. Schools seemed to be relatively widely scattered. Some salmon were spotted in the rivers.
Big Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers were fishing out of Nahma with marginal success. Smallmouth anglers were catching fish in deep water. Some anglers were using live bait out of Fayette. Anglers were also catching pike.
Saginaw Bay: Limits of yellow perch were caught at Linwood in 13 feet of water, at the Old Shipping Channel in 14 feet of water and one mile northeast of Spoils Island in 16 feet of water. Perch were also caught at Spoils Island on the east and west of the island.

These otter are great fisherman but they don’t share well.
The rain and wind the last couple days have made it tough for boat fishing on our awesome inland lakes. But the north wind and rain will make the salmon fisherman happy as this should trigger a huge run up the rivers and this weekend should be great.
Not many people out and about this week as most are on the rivers trying for salmon.
Houghton Lake: Bluegill and crappie were caught in the weed beds. Leeches, wax worms and minnows performed best. Some nice bass also.
HIggins Lake is producing rock bass and a few nice perch.
East Grand Traverse Bay still is good for ciscoes and Smallmouth bass.
West Grand Traverse Bay is waiting for the perch to show up and these winds keep scattering the fish.
Some reports of perch being caught out of portage lake last weekend.
The Big Manistee River was productive for Chinook salmon.
Little Bay de Noc: Perch anglers were having fair to good success. Most were going out of Kipling and getting small-sized bites and the occasional keepers on crawlers. Walleye anglers had low catch rates while trolling crawler harnesses.
Big Bay de Noc: Pike anglers were trolling and casting but reported only limited success. Not many smallmouth anglers were in the area, but those that went out were making contact with fish.
Saginaw Bay: Boat Anglers were catching yellow perch at the Old Shipping Channel, Spoils Island, Spark Plug, Quanicassee, Sebewaing and at the Pinconning Bar. There were a lot of small perch to sort through.
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These otter are great fisherman but they dont share well.
The rain and wind the last couple days have made it tough for boat fishing on our awesome inland lakes. But the north wind and rain will make the salmon fisherman happy as this should trigger a huge run up the rivers and this weekend should be great.
Not many people out and about this week as most are on the rivers trying for salmon.
Houghton Lake: Bluegill and crappie were caught in the weed beds. Leeches, wax worms and minnows performed best. Some nice bass also.
HIggins Lake is producing rock bass and a few nice perch.
East Grand Traverse Bay still is good for ciscoes and Smallmouth bass.
West Grand Traverse Bay is waiting for the perch to show up and these winds keep scattering the fish.
Some reports of perch being caught out of portage lake last weekend.
The Big Manistee River was productive for Chinook salmon.
Little Bay de Noc: Perch anglers were having fair to good success. Most were going out of Kipling and getting small-sized bites and the occasional keepers on crawlers. Walleye anglers had low catch rates while trolling crawler harnesses.
Big Bay de Noc:  Pike anglers were trolling and casting but reported only limited success. Not many smallmouth anglers were in the area, but those that went out were making contact with fish.
Saginaw Bay: Boat Anglers were catching yellow perch at the Old Shipping Channel, Spoils Island, Spark Plug, Quanicassee, Sebewaing and at the Pinconning Bar. There were a lot of small perch to sort through.

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Photos from NWMI Fishing Club’s post See MoreSee Less