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

First weekend of the Houghton Lake MI tip up Town fishing tournament first place stringers. See MoreSee Less

First weekend of the Houghton Lake MI tip up Town fishing tournament first place stringers.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Awesome

No iam still out East sledding

So you can wayin frozen fish

Tanner Henley

Adam Rostkowski

Hi john. Yes thats me

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Brandon Torrey

Jess Knutson

is that you Mark Lambie ? Congratulations!

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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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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

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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