Bait-shops in Benzie and Manistee County

Benzie County is famous for the Platte River Hatchery birth place of the coho salmon in the great lakes.With the Platte and Bestie river this county rocks with Salmon in the fall and Steelhead in the spring. With Lake Michigan suppling the action May though September. Crystal Lake is the mecca for ice fisherman in the winter if the lake freezes (late Jan). It is full of perch, smelt, and lake trout and they catch lots! Manistee County has a great salmon and trout fishery also. Portage Lake is the favorite place for the locals to fish in the winter it is a great place to get walleye, northen pike, and perch. The Big Manistee and Little Manistee rivers are one of the worlds fishing “hotspots” for trout and salmon.

Pappy ‘s Bait & Tackle
17092 Caberfae Hwy Wellston,Mi 49689
231-848-4142

Has a full line of bait and tackle

OSBORN’S SPORT SHOP
8929 CHIPPEWA HWY. BEAR LAKE, MI 49614
231-889-3775

Has a full line of bait and tackle

Don’s Sporting Goods
535 Cypress St. Manistee, Mi 49660
231-723-5028.

Has a full line of bait and tackle

Franfort Tackle Box
903 Main Street Franfort, Mi 49628
231-352-7673

Has a full line of bait and tackle, but is not open in the winter

Lake Ann Grocery
19619 Maple St, Lake Ann, MI 49650

Has worms and crawlers but no minnows

 Tag Limit Outdoors, Inc.  

9899 Honor Hwy  Honor, MI

  (231) 225-0278

Backcast Fly Shop

1675 Benzie Hwy, Benzonia, MI 49616

(231) 882-5222

Stapleton’s Corner Store

790 Michigan Ave, Benzonia, MI 49616

(231) 882-4342

Has minnows

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Chris and Heather Hettinger report from Frankfort last night Familiar bite is on fire right now!
We distribute Familiar bite Ballyhoo to Roys General Store Traverse City
Armstrongs on the Lake in Whitehall
Fishhook, Leland
Narrows bait and tackle, Lake Leelanau
Jacks Sport, Kalakaska
Hesperia Sport, Hesperia
Dons Sporting Goods, Manistee
Lymans on the Lake, Houghton Lake #familiarbite #salmon #frankfortmichigan #bucsbait

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Todd Bosley from Bucs Bait caught this beautiful 24 pound king out of Frankfort last night  on Familiar Bite Ballyhoo. 
We distribute Familiar bite Ballyhoo to Roys General Store Traverse City
Armstrongs on the Lake in Whitehall
Fishhook, Leland
Narrows bait and tackle, Lake Leelanau
Jacks Sport, Kalakaska
Hesperia Sport, Hesperia
Dons Sporting Goods, Manistee
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Chris and Heather Hettinger report from Frankfort last night "Familiar bite is on fire right now!We distribute Familiar bite Ballyhoo to Roy’s General Store Traverse CityArmstrongs on the Lake in WhitehallFishhook, LelandNarrows bait and tackle, Lake LeelanauJacks Sport, KalakaskaHesperia Sport, HesperiaDon’s Sporting Goods, ManisteeLymans on the Lake, Houghton Lake See MoreSee Less

Chris and Heather Hettinger report from Frankfort last night Familiar bite is on fire right now!
We distribute Familiar bite Ballyhoo to Roys General Store Traverse City
Armstrongs on the Lake in Whitehall
Fishhook, Leland
Narrows bait and tackle, Lake Leelanau
Jacks Sport, Kalakaska
Hesperia Sport, Hesperia
Dons Sporting Goods, Manistee
Lymans on the Lake, Houghton Lake

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