Bait-shops in Charlevoix and Emmet County

Charlevoix County is unique that the three tourist centers in the county Charlevoix Boyne City, and East Jordan can be access from Lake Charlevoix. Also you can access them from Lake Michigan. Beaver Island ferry runs also out of Charlevoix. Also there is the Ironton Ferry that saves you time going to Boyne City, also Ironton on Lake Charlevoix is a hots pot for perch in the spring and fall with wigglers being the bait of choice. Emmet County has the gigantic Mackinaw Bridge. Petoskey is the largest city in this county. Crooked lake is the featured lake that most the anglers fish for walleyes. Little Traverse Bay is a hotspot for salmon and lake trout in the spring and summer. Wilderness State Park on Lake Michigan is a must see it is just breath taking.These two counties have lots of lakes and streams teaming with trout 

Holiday Stationstores

1408 Bridge St S, Charlevoix, MI 49720

 (231) 547-2821

has a full line of bait and tackle

Tom’s Bait & Tackle

801 Water St, East Jordan, MI 49727

(231) 536-3521

has a full line of bait and tackle

The Lure Party & Bait Store

2055 Us Highway 131 S, Boyne Falls, MI 49713

(231) 549-2952

Has a full line of bait and tackle

ProMark Trading Post

 2489 US-31, Petoskey, MI 49770

(231) 715-2545

has a full line of bait and tackle

Young’s Bait & Party Store

7399 Burr Ave, Alanson, MI 49706

(231) 548-5286

Has a full line of bait and tackle

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Bitter cold builds ice quick! +1.5” overnight for a total of 2.5”. By tomorrow morning I’ll be cautiously venturing past the end of the docks. See MoreSee Less

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Will be a solid 7-8 by Saturday

Steven Yteka

Tom Bradie and gang here with some beautiful Walters..! Antrim Co.Congratulations yall some good eats there.!👊👊 #MichiganOutdoorsReport See MoreSee Less

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What lake is this?

Lake bellaire I’d guess

Otsego lake?

Very nice 👍

Nice catch! Also, used as weapons in these temps 😆

Hunter James Tharp

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Got a report of some smelt out of Twin  Lakes west of Garlord northwest of Kalkaska. Halis and spikes worked great on the smelt Ice fishing . #Icefishing #icefishinglife #icefishingnation  #puremichiganfishing #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing  #icefishingmichigan  #northernmichiganfishing #fishing

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Great. There goes the fishing in that lake. It took years for it to come back the last time the word got out the smelt were there. Buc you are ridiculous telling people about small lakes that can't handle the fishing pressure. Facebook ruins many lakes every year because of posts like this.

Isn’t that lake like less than 200 acres? How about not naming small water.

Here it comes, the parking lot is going to be full tonight! Smfh

That lake will not have any smelt left in it now and won't be able to handle all the pressure. Why even post this I agree buck should stop telling everyone about the lakes I have seen many lakes ruined by this

Lakes like this shouldnt be named

Rick Wojtkowiak oh God another one of you guys 🤣 but yet here you are on a page that gives info on ice and fishing reports…. I bet locals on the lakes you travel to fish from this page think the same thing about you

You can easily look up any lake that has smelt on the DNR page

I love them breaded deep fried and dipped in Hoffmann house cocktail sauce!

Fife lake has the best smelt

Hell yeah! Safe ice and smelt! We are heading your way! Been struggling down hear for ice can’t wait to meet you guys! Bringing the whole camp!

Hell yeah. Imma share this in all the fishing groups on here. Bout to be a party out there! See you guys tonight!!

It is a fishing “report” page for you people crying

They're great to catch down here in Barry county when Gull Lake ever freezes.

Awesome hack ya that's awesome yummy eats there

Only good for dozen and that’s on the first outings then there scarce. Just a tease for first ice

Why waste your time when green lakes 🔥

How long are them smelt look pretty small to catch on a pole. Just curious 🧐

Twin lakes of lewiston?

Never ate em.not much here in southern Illinois

Oh no it’s the end of the world!

Thank you for the report and helping people stay interested in fishing!

Omg the crybabies on this post

Is this early run? I remember Rifle River in Omar where u could catch by the garbage cans.

Smelt on

Josh Morley

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That’s a nice jumbo good for you.

Great to catch and release!! Huge monsters!!

Way to go guys, how awesome is that!!

Great accomplishment and photo and thanks for releasing them back they are very old fish when they're that big!


Jamin Koernke Rich Koernke Jr.

Tyler Ray


Big ol gator

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T.j Jaskowski pulling some nice walleye up on grand lake in Alpena county, them are the perfect eaters, congratulations T.J! #MichiganOutdoorsReport See MoreSee Less

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Man that's a nice fish

Nice one T.j. Jaskowski


Our #TrophyoftheDay is Madison, with her first big yooper pike! – Andrew Timothy What a tank!!! Nice job young lady, awesome gator!!! Keep the traditions alive FAM!!👊 #MichiganOutdoorsReport See MoreSee Less

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How super exciting, great job!!

Yes!! 💪

Nice fish and nicer Smile young lady. Have fun

He'll ya nice pig


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From January 20th! Can we get a current report??

Thanks for reports from this lake, very helpful !

Slow fishing on Jan 28th. 4 inches of ice still and a lot of cracks from high winds. That should change this week though.

Thanks for the info 👍 😊

Jesse Lewis

Vanessa Rudlaff


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Pickle rockets

Pike fishing was on fire all over the State of Michigan this past weekend , fish were Hungry!.

Keegan Bates

7 pike? Watch out,,DNR On the prowl



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