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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Jay Stephan reports I have fished Musky for 20 year and this one tops them all! It was a dramatic and very eventful fish! Thanks Steve Ryan for sharing the experience! 54.5 beast ! I have fished Musky for 20 year and this one tops them all! It was a dramatic and very eventful fish! Thanks Steve Ryan for sharing the experience! 54.5 beast ! #muskyfishing #puremichigan #fishing #michiganfishing See MoreSee Less

Jay Stephan reports I have fished Musky for 20 year and this one tops them all! It was a dramatic and very eventful fish! Thanks Steve Ryan for sharing the experience! 54.5 beast ! I have fished Musky for 20 year and this one tops them all! It was a dramatic and very eventful fish! Thanks Steve Ryan for sharing the experience! 54.5 beast ! #muskyfishing  #puremichigan #fishing #michiganfishing

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That's a monster freshwater barracuda!! Nice Fish!

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That one would have to go on the wall for sure

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Just got some from a place outside Mesick. Holy cow they were small!!

Shiners or fatheads

Now all we need is perch!

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They are catching perch in Big Glen, Both north and south Lake Leelanau, Sutton’s Bay, Crystal Lake and Long Lake have been slow. Wigglers , minnows and perch pounders have been working best. #livebait #perchfishing #fishingnorthernmichigan #purefishing #puremichigan #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #minnows #wigglers #leelanaucounty #empireoutdoors #roysgeneralstore #takeakidfishing #fishinglife See MoreSee Less

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Who is selling shiners and wigglers?

So are they catching perch or is it slow? Read your first sentence.

Fair reports of perch at Sutton’s Bay on wigglers and minnows #live bait #perch pounders #perch #Bucs fishing reports. #bucsbait #puremichigan #puremichiganfishing #perchfishing #liveminnows #suttonbay See MoreSee Less

Fair reports of perch at Sutton’s Bay on wigglers and minnows #live bait #perch pounders #perch #Bucs fishing reports. #bucsbait  #puremichigan #puremichiganfishing #perchfishing #liveminnows #suttonbay

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no word on Northport yet?

Photos was at Armstrongs on White Lake wednesday as they were catching perch off the dock, also two fisherman had a limit of huge gills they caught off the yacht club on waxworms.

Was at Pappys at Welston and lots of fisherman at Tippy Dam.

Perch fishing is starting to improve but gale winds this week really stirred up West Grand Traverse Bay so have not got any reports the few days.

Some nice perch are being caught on South Lake Leelanau on the south-end with minnows and wigglers working best.

Portage Lake a few guys are trying for perch but been slow.

Perch fishing has been slow at Ludington and Pentwater but things should get better with north winds.

Higgins Lake: Was producing decent catches of lake trout from the bottom in 80 to 130 feet with downriggers and cowbells, spoons and body baits. Brown trout and rainbow trout were caught in about 30 feet near the west side launch with the same. Smallmouth action was good along the breaks.

Traverse City: Salmon action slowed in the East Bay, but anglers did manage to get the occasional Chinook or coho. Cisco fishing was on fire at Yuba and Deepwater Point for those trolling or jigging in 100 to 140 feet. No word on perch. In the West Bay, a few salmon were caught in the hole near the river. A few perch were caught in 25 to 40 feet near the Hilltop Road launch. No word on perch in Bowers Harbor yet.

Boardman River: Anglers are catching coho at Union Street Dam. A few Chinook have been caught, but there are not many in the river yet.

Betsie River: Chinook salmon are being caught on spawn and flies.

Drummond Island: When they could get out, anglers caught yellow perch throughout Maxton Bay and Scott Bay. Try still fishing with worms and shiners at the south end of James Island in 8 to 10 feet. Fish were caught at Ashman Island in 8 feet and just off the weed beds at Harbor Island. Try a jig with a white twister tail. Smallmouth bass fishing was good on the north side of Burnt Island near the red buoy with a dark orange or green speckled tube jig.

Cedarville and Hessel: Good pike action continues at the Middle Entrance to the Les Cheneaux Islands when using chubs in 18 to 20 feet. Fish were also caught when trolling between Little La Salle Island and Peck Bay in 8 feet. Yellow perch were found in Musky Bay when drifting worms and shiners in 8 to 10 feet and when jigging a small white or chartreuse twister tail off the weed beds in 4 to 6 feet near Connors Point. For Hessel, a good number of splake were caught off the finger docks in the marina when jigging both natural and artificial spawn bags. Good catches of rock bass and sunfish were taken between Hessel Point and Highway M-134.
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Photos was at Armstrongs on White Lake wednesday as they were catching perch off the dock, also two fisherman had a limit of huge gills they caught off the yacht club on waxworms.
Was at Pappys at Welston and lots of fisherman at Tippy Dam.
Perch fishing is starting to improve but gale winds this week really stirred up West Grand Traverse Bay so have not got any reports the few days.
Some nice perch are being caught on South Lake Leelanau on the south-end with minnows and wigglers working best.
Portage Lake a few guys are trying for perch but been slow.
Perch fishing has been slow at Ludington and Pentwater but things should get better with north winds.
Higgins Lake: Was producing decent catches of lake trout from the bottom in 80 to 130 feet with downriggers and cowbells, spoons and body baits. Brown trout and rainbow trout were caught in about 30 feet near the west side launch with the same. Smallmouth action was good along the breaks.
Traverse City: Salmon action slowed in the East Bay, but anglers did manage to get the occasional Chinook or coho. Cisco fishing was on fire at Yuba and Deepwater Point for those trolling or jigging in 100 to 140 feet. No word on perch. In the West Bay, a few salmon were caught in the hole near the river. A few perch were caught in 25 to 40 feet near the Hilltop Road launch. No word on perch in Bowers Harbor yet.
Boardman River: Anglers are catching coho at Union Street Dam. A few Chinook have been caught, but there are not many in the river yet. 
Betsie River: Chinook salmon are being caught on spawn and flies.
Drummond Island: When they could get out, anglers caught yellow perch throughout Maxton Bay and Scott Bay. Try still fishing with worms and shiners at the south end of James Island in 8 to 10 feet. Fish were caught at Ashman Island in 8 feet and just off the weed beds at Harbor Island. Try a jig with a white twister tail. Smallmouth bass fishing was good on the north side of Burnt Island near the red buoy with a dark orange or green speckled tube jig.   
Cedarville and Hessel: Good pike action continues at the Middle Entrance to the Les Cheneaux Islands when using chubs in 18 to 20 feet. Fish were also caught when trolling between Little La Salle Island and Peck Bay in 8 feet. Yellow perch were found in Musky Bay when drifting worms and shiners in 8 to 10 feet and when jigging a small white or chartreuse twister tail off the weed beds in 4 to 6 feet near Connors Point. For Hessel, a good number of splake were caught off the finger docks in the marina when jigging both natural and artificial spawn bags. Good catches of rock bass and sunfish were taken between Hessel Point and Highway M-134.Image attachment

I nice limit of 8-10” eaters from the dock this morning. See MoreSee Less

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Is this a public fishing dock?

Hope you don’t give up your spot, it will be fished out by end of day tomorrow!

Tony Vork

Getting reports of perch on West Grand Traverse Bay at the usual places minnows, wigglers and perch pounders See MoreSee Less

Getting reports of perch on West Grand Traverse Bay at the usual places minnows, wigglers and perch pounders

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Is that the lure you are stocked up on?

Them are the best. Slammed them on the bay with them bad boys.