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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Just getting set up. South end(Long)

Thanks for your time appreciate the report.

That’s story of Long Lake…Smalleyes

Thanks for all the updates. This is a great help.

Josh Chandler

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Hunter James Tharp

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Lake Leelanau has been good for walleye and
Empire Outdoors or Roadside minnows is your place to get fresh bait in Leelanau county
Lake Leelanau Walleye 🐟
Congratulations Nick Skrocki on a nice catch
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Lake Leelanau has been good for walleye and
Empire Outdoors  or Roadside minnows is your place to get fresh bait in Leelanau county
Lake Leelanau Walleye 🐟
Congratulations Nick Skrocki on a nice catch

 

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Ken James

Corey Weaver Connor Stapleton

Any hints? Please?

Peter VanWagner

Chris Gomery

Ryan Boone

How much ice?

Kyle Anderson

9” off perrins

Harry VandenBroek

Kyler J Aiken

Ulysses Lennon

Live bait and tackle available 7days a week in Lake Leelanau at Lake Leelanau Narrows Resort. Great to see the fisherman out!

Lake Leelanau Narrows Resort Bait & Tackle is a great place too!

No no no you’re dead wrong. Greg Alsip with lake leelanau narrows resort bait and tackle has the best gear

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Sturgeon Joe Shanty has been out for one week on Otsego Lake by Gaylord and Jack gets the first sturgeon.
Catch and release 51 1/2 in.
Way to go Jack!!!!
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Sturgeon Joe Shanty  has been out for one week on Otsego Lake by Gaylord  and Jack gets the first sturgeon.
Catch and release 51 1/2 in.
Way to go Jack!!!!

 

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Chuck Thompson

Wow

Jeremiah Tanner Jimmy Udell

Nice fish WTG Jack …. is hard to believe they survive in that shallow water but they sure do

Mark Berndt

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