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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Ed Martin reports from Lake Leelanau 10/17/2021
This is the granddaughter, she’s been fishing with me since she was four years old..She’s a senior in high school this year.
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Ed Martin reports from Lake Leelanau 10/17/2021
This is the granddaughter, she’s been fishing with me since she was four years old..She’s a senior in high school this year.

Shot this photo of white lake from Armstrongs on the Lake as quite a few fishing for gills with waxworms working best.

THe salmon run is getting close to done as the fish are really get black and ugly looking. Good news as some steelhead are showing up in many of the rivers.

Perch fishing remain good on Lake Leelanau and Glen Lake. Grand Traverse Bay are still been hit and miss for perch.

Long lake, Skegemog, manistee lake, and lake margrethe have reported some perch but very little pressure.

Gills have been fair in Houghton Lake, some perch out of Higgins Lake.

Drummond Island is reporting good catches of perch when they can get out.

Little Bay de Noc: Anglers fishing out of Kipling had some success with perch, although a good deal of sorting for keepers was needed. An assortment of night crawlers and minnows were used in depths of around 14 feet of water. Walleye fishing out of the Ford River and out of Kipling had only limited success. Schools seemed to be relatively widely scattered. Some salmon were spotted in the rivers.

Big Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers were fishing out of Nahma with marginal success. Smallmouth anglers were catching fish in deep water. Some anglers were using live bait out of Fayette. Anglers were also catching pike.

Saginaw Bay: Limits of yellow perch were caught at Linwood in 13 feet of water, at the Old Shipping Channel in 14 feet of water and one mile northeast of Spoils Island in 16 feet of water. Perch were also caught at Spoils Island on the east and west of the island.
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Shot this photo of white lake from Armstrongs on the Lake  as quite a few fishing for gills with waxworms working best.
THe salmon run is getting close to done as the fish are really get black and ugly looking. Good news as some steelhead are showing up in many of the rivers.
Perch fishing remain good on Lake Leelanau and Glen Lake. Grand Traverse Bay are still been hit and miss for perch. 
Long lake, Skegemog, manistee lake, and lake margrethe have reported some perch but very little pressure.
Gills have been fair in Houghton Lake, some perch out of Higgins Lake.
Drummond Island is reporting good catches of perch when they can get out.
Little Bay de Noc: Anglers fishing out of Kipling had some success with perch, although a good deal of sorting for keepers was needed. An assortment of night crawlers and minnows were used in depths of around 14 feet of water. Walleye fishing out of the Ford River and out of Kipling had only limited success. Schools seemed to be relatively widely scattered. Some salmon were spotted in the rivers.
Big Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers were fishing out of Nahma with marginal success. Smallmouth anglers were catching fish in deep water. Some anglers were using live bait out of Fayette. Anglers were also catching pike.
Saginaw Bay: Limits of yellow perch were caught at Linwood in 13 feet of water, at the Old Shipping Channel in 14 feet of water and one mile northeast of Spoils Island in 16 feet of water. Perch were also caught at Spoils Island on the east and west of the island.