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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