Bait-shops in the Eastern UP

Dan’s Resort
23477 SOUTH BAY ROAD, PICKFORD, MI, 49774 

 906-647-8753 

Has a full line of bait and tackle

Deer Park Lodge

29209 Co Rd 407, Newberry, MI 49868

(906) 658-3341

Has a full line of bait and tackle

Marks Rod & Reel Repair

7167 State Highway M-123, Newberry, MI 49868

 (906) 293-5608

has a full line of bait and tackle.

Paradise Recreation
8165 N M 123  Paradise, MI 49768
(906) 492-3640

Has a full line of bait and tackle

Allen Frazier
P.O. Box 37 Naubinway Mi 49762
906-477-6359

bait and tackle

R & M Sport & Bait
23882 Co Rd 98
Mcmillan, MI 49853

(906) 586-6131

Bait and Tackle

Gulliver’s Cross Roads

2802 US-2, Gulliver, MI 49840

(906) 283-3114

Bait and Tackle

Woody’s One Stop
1198E. Portage Ave. Sault Ste. Marie, MI
906-632-7361

Bait and Tackle

Chippewa Landing of Bay Mills
4234 S BAY MILLS POINT RD, BRIMLEY, MI, 49715 | 906-248-5278 
 

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We have had lots of wind and cold weather this week and not many venturing out. What few have went out have had success this week.

Lake Charlevoix-Pressure was lighter last week in the channel with fewer cisco being caught. Anglers still caught a few, along with increasing numbers of smallmouth bass. Mainly small bass, but a couple were keeper size. Not many are targeting smallmouth yet, they were usually caught by people who were casting/jigging for cisco. Worms work well for smallmouth (real or artificial) fished near the bottom.

Little Bay de Noc: Smallmouth anglers are catching fish at the mouth and in the Ford River. Walleye anglers are having a tough time but some reports of success. Limited numbers being caught around Portage Point and out of the Whitefish River when trolling or drifting crawler harnesses. Perch anglers that went out of Kipling and Gladstone had some success. Shore anglers at the Whitefish caught perch. People that fished the dock and shoreline at Gladstone caught perch and rock bass.

Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth fishing has been good. Catch rates have been mixed throughout the bay. Those that headed out of Nahma and Ogontz found most fish out deep near structure, although some were also caught in the shallows along the shore. In Fairport, some Chinook salmon are being caught.

Houghton Lake has been so windy it has been hard getting out, but some gills, bass, and walleye.

Higgins Lake- Some lake trout trolling in the deeper water, rock bass on the drop-off. Smallmouth are coming in the shallow water pre spawn.

Cadillac and Mitchell have been fair for walleye, crappie, and bass.

Hamlin Lake has been fair for gills and crappie. Some pike and bass.

Otsego Lake has been fair for walleye with leeches working best.

Traverse City- Ciscoes are biting on east grand Traverse Bay and great smallmouth fishing as they are in pre spawn.

Saginaw Bay: Walleye Anglers are trolling with crawlers in 12 to 15 feet of water in front of the Bay City State Park. Walleye are also being caught in the old Dumping Grounds in 20 feet and at Sail Boat Bouy’s A-B in 17 feet of water. At the end of Linwood Road some boat anglers are catching blue gill in 6 feet of water. Crawlers seem to be working better than crankbaits.
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We have had lots of wind and cold weather this week and not many venturing out. What few have went out have had  success this week.
Lake Charlevoix-Pressure was lighter last week in the channel with fewer cisco being caught. Anglers still caught a few, along with increasing numbers of smallmouth bass. Mainly small bass, but a couple were keeper size. Not many are targeting smallmouth yet, they were usually caught by people who were casting/jigging for cisco. Worms work well for smallmouth (real or artificial) fished near the bottom. 
Little Bay de Noc: Smallmouth anglers are catching fish at the mouth and in the Ford River. Walleye anglers are having a tough time but some reports of success. Limited numbers being caught around Portage Point and out of the Whitefish River when trolling or drifting crawler harnesses. Perch anglers that went out of Kipling and Gladstone had some success. Shore anglers at the Whitefish caught perch. People that fished the dock and shoreline at Gladstone caught perch and rock bass.
Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth fishing has been good. Catch rates have been mixed throughout the bay. Those that headed out of Nahma and Ogontz found most fish out deep near structure, although some were also caught in the shallows along the shore. In Fairport, some Chinook salmon are being caught.
Houghton Lake has been so windy it has been hard getting out, but some gills, bass, and walleye.
Higgins Lake- Some lake trout trolling in the deeper water, rock bass on the drop-off. Smallmouth are coming in the shallow water pre spawn.
Cadillac and Mitchell have been fair for walleye, crappie, and bass.
Hamlin Lake has been fair for gills and crappie. Some pike and bass.
Otsego Lake has been fair for walleye with leeches working best.
Traverse City- Ciscoes are biting on east grand Traverse Bay and great smallmouth fishing as they are in pre spawn.
Saginaw Bay: Walleye Anglers are trolling with crawlers in 12 to 15 feet of water in front of the Bay City State Park. Walleye are also being caught in the old Dumping Grounds in 20 feet and at Sail Boat Bouy’s A-B in 17 feet of water. At the end of Linwood Road some boat anglers are catching blue gill in 6 feet of water. Crawlers seem to be working better than crankbaits.

Happy Father’s Day and the fish are biting. Hearing good reports from most lakes as the fish have been biting this week.

Houghton Lake has been good for gills and walleye,

Otsego Lake has been reporting a good walleye bite but lots of small walleye.

Bluegill fishing has been good on most lakes as they are still on the beds.

Grand Traverse: There are a few panfish on the beds in the small and medium sized inland lakes in the Grand Traverse region, but the recent run of much warmer than normal temperatures have the water warming quickly, so they won’t be there for long.

Little Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers have been struggling, reporting poor catch rates with lots of undersized fish. Most are going out of Kipling and the mouth of the Whitefish, with the majority trolling with crawler harnesses. Perch anglers are having some success around Gladstone Beach, as well as out of Kipling when using crawlers. Smallmouth fishing has been good throughout most of the bay. Anglers reported good action in the Ford River and around the mouth. People fishing from shore along the Ford are catching smallmouth. Shore anglers in Gladstone have been catching perch, rock bass and pike.

Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth bass fishing has been good. Anglers are catching fish in the shallows along the shore and reed lines. However, a few are finding fish out deeper around vegetation or drop offs when casting soft plastics or reaction baits. Walleye anglers have been trolling around the mouth of the Ogontz and out of Fishdam. Small numbers of large pike catches have been reported.
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Happy Fathers Day and the fish are biting. Hearing good reports from most lakes as the fish have been biting this week.
Houghton Lake has been good for gills and walleye,
Otsego Lake has been reporting a good walleye bite but lots of small walleye.
Bluegill fishing has been good on most lakes as they are still on the beds.
Grand Traverse: There are a few panfish on the beds in the small and medium sized inland lakes in the Grand Traverse region, but the recent run of much warmer than normal temperatures have the water warming quickly, so they won’t be there for long.
Little Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers have been struggling, reporting poor catch rates with lots of undersized fish. Most are going out of Kipling and the mouth of the Whitefish, with the majority trolling with crawler harnesses. Perch anglers are having some success around Gladstone Beach, as well as out of Kipling when using crawlers. Smallmouth fishing has been good throughout most of the bay. Anglers reported good action in the Ford River and around the mouth. People fishing from shore along the Ford are catching smallmouth. Shore anglers in Gladstone have been catching perch, rock bass and pike.
Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth bass fishing has been good. Anglers are catching fish in the shallows along the shore and reed lines. However, a few are finding fish out deeper around vegetation or drop offs when casting soft plastics or reaction baits. Walleye anglers have been trolling around the mouth of the Ogontz and out of Fishdam. Small numbers of large pike catches have been reported.

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Where’s the perch?!

What’s the word on Higgins?

Free Fishing Weekend
Michigan’s annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend will be observed this Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13. On these two days, both residents and non-residents can fish without a license. All fishing regulations still apply.

This is a good time to introduce a family member or friend to the sport of fishing.

Bob Hensel had a good night fishing 🎣 the big one is 10 1/8" the Bass were hungry too they kept striking his bobber.

Many are reporting good blue gill fishing as gills are in the the shallow water also bass.

Higgins Lake: Anglers are trying for lake trout in 80 feet and deeper. The key is to find a school of fish and stay put while fishing just off the bottom. Perch are being caught around the islands however anglers are sorting through a lot of small ones to get a few keepers. Smallmouth action picked up and anglers continue to catch lots of rock bass.

Houghton Lake: Bass were most active in the morning and late afternoon. Crappie could be found along the edge of the weed beds in 8 to 12 feet. Walleye were caught near the drops along the weed beds in 10 to 14 feet when using a crawler harness or crankbaits. Hot colors were green, orange, or blue and silver. Those bowfishing for carp have done very well in the shallows.

Traverse City: Water temperatures have been all over the place in both bays due to the wind and very warm weather. Temperatures range from 50 degrees to 65 degrees up near shore. In the East Bay, bass fishing was slow but should pick up. Cisco fishing has picked up and some are getting limit catches. Some have done well in shallow water while others found fish in 30 to 60 feet. In the West Bay, anglers were getting a good number of Cisco in shallow water around Lee Point, Marion Island and off the tip of Mission Peninsula. Bass fishing was slow.
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Free Fishing Weekend
Michigan’s annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend will be observed this Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13. On these two days, both residents and non-residents can fish without a license. All fishing regulations still apply. 
This is a good time to introduce a family member or friend to the sport of fishing. 
Bob Hensel had a good night fishing 🎣 the big one is 10 1/8 the Bass were hungry too they kept striking his bobber.
Many are reporting good blue gill fishing as gills are in the the shallow water also bass.
Higgins Lake: Anglers are trying for lake trout in 80 feet and deeper. The key is to find a school of fish and stay put while fishing just off the bottom. Perch are being caught around the islands however anglers are sorting through a lot of small ones to get a few keepers. Smallmouth action picked up and anglers continue to catch lots of rock bass. 
Houghton Lake: Bass were most active in the morning and late afternoon. Crappie could be found along the edge of the weed beds in 8 to 12 feet. Walleye were caught near the drops along the weed beds in 10 to 14 feet when using a crawler harness or crankbaits. Hot colors were green, orange, or blue and silver.  Those bowfishing for carp have done very well in the shallows.    
Traverse City: Water temperatures have been all over the place in both bays due to the wind and very warm weather. Temperatures range from 50 degrees to 65 degrees up near shore. In the East Bay, bass fishing was slow but should pick up. Cisco fishing has picked up and some are getting limit catches. Some have done well in shallow water while others found fish in 30 to 60 feet. In the West Bay, anglers were getting a good number of Cisco in shallow water around Lee Point, Marion Island and off the tip of Mission Peninsula. Bass fishing was slow.Image attachment

2021 Lake Leelanau Narrows Resort Walleye Tournament

Contact Greg Alsip for more details and entry forms 231-624-6201

Lake Effect Fishing Charters
Lake Leelanau Narrows Resort Bait & Tackle #livebait #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #lakeleelanaunarrowsresort
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2021 Lake Leelanau Narrows Resort Walleye Tournament
Contact Greg Alsip for more details and entry forms 231-624-6201
Lake Effect Fishing Charters
Lake Leelanau Narrows Resort Bait & Tackle #livebait #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #lakeleelanaunarrowsresort

Capt Jack and his great granddaughter Amelia with her catch of beautiful lake trout fishing aboard the Whitecap out of Leland MIchigan as the Lake Trout are biting.

Cold front last week friday high of 38 in Northern Michigan, one week later 90 degrees predicted for the weekend. Fishing has picked up this week with fish being caught in your favorite lakes. Gills are still bedding but this warm spell should hurry up the spawning process.

The inland waters are warming. Panfish are being caught on leaf worms and wax worms under a bobber. The large and smallmouth bass action was good for those using live and artificial baits.

Leeches have been the hot seller this week

White Lake: Is producing bluegill, crappie and bass.

Hamlin Lake has been good for crappie, bluegill, walleye and bass.

Higgins Lake: Lake trout were found in 80 to 100 feet with jigging spoons, tube jigs and minnows. Smallmouth bass were caught along the shelfs. Lots of rock bass are being caught.

Houghton Lake: Is experiencing a mayfly hatch. Walleye and some northern pike have been caught. Bass fishing picked up with the warmer weather.

Grand Traverse County: Green Lake in Interlochen is producing lots of rock bass and very small perch. Water temperature was just under 60 degrees, so the bass are likely in spawning mode. Panfish should be spawning in the next couple of weeks. Smaller inland lakes in the region are warming much faster and panfish are in the shallows.

Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell: Anglers are catching bluegills, crappie and bass.

Munuscong Bay: Had good walleye fishing.

Detour: Walleye were caught on the north side of Drummond Island in Scotts Bay. Trout and salmon were caught in the shipping channel between Detour and the island. Most fish were Atlantic salmon.

Cedarville and Hessel: Pike fishing has picked up around the Les Cheneuax Islands.
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Capt Jack and his great granddaughter Amelia with her catch of beautiful lake trout fishing aboard the Whitecap out of Leland MIchigan as the Lake Trout are biting.
Cold front last week friday high of 38 in Northern Michigan, one week later 90 degrees predicted for the weekend. Fishing has picked up this week with fish being caught in your favorite lakes. Gills are still bedding but this warm spell should hurry up the spawning process.
The inland waters are warming. Panfish are being caught on leaf worms and wax worms under a bobber. The large and smallmouth bass action was good for those using live and artificial baits.    
Leeches have been the hot seller this week
White Lake: Is producing bluegill, crappie and bass.
Hamlin Lake has been good for crappie, bluegill, walleye and bass.
Higgins Lake: Lake trout were found in 80 to 100 feet with jigging spoons, tube jigs and minnows.  Smallmouth bass were caught along the shelfs. Lots of rock bass are being caught. 
Houghton Lake: Is experiencing a mayfly hatch. Walleye and some northern pike have been caught. Bass fishing picked up with the warmer weather. 
Grand Traverse County: Green Lake in Interlochen is producing lots of rock bass and very small perch. Water temperature was just under 60 degrees, so the bass are likely in spawning mode. Panfish should be spawning in the next couple of weeks. Smaller inland lakes in the region are warming much faster and panfish are in the shallows. 
Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell: Anglers are catching bluegills, crappie and bass. 
Munuscong Bay: Had good walleye fishing. 
Detour: Walleye were caught on the north side of Drummond Island in Scotts Bay. Trout and salmon were caught in the shipping channel between Detour and the island.  Most fish were Atlantic salmon. 
Cedarville and Hessel: Pike fishing has picked up around the Les Cheneuax Islands.

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Jack is the man!

Michigan DNR conservation officers are requesting tips regarding a well known albino deer that was found dead on Sunday morning in Irons, located in Lake County.

Investigating conservation officers said the deer was shot by a crossbow, likely from the road, between 5-7 a.m. Sunday. The deer was laying at the edge of someone’s yard, along North Bass Lake Road, about a half mile north of 10 1/2 Mile Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the DNR Report All Poaching Hotline at 1-800-292-7800. You can call or text 24/7 and remain anonymous. Tipsters may qualify for a cash award.
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There sure are some SICK SOB !out there , no reason what so ever !!,

Omg they need to be caught How sad nature’s beauty

DJ D.j. Reiter

That’s just brutal 😡

We know the color of the person who did this.

Prosecute the to the fullest possible way, and then some.

Hope they catch the low lifes

Total Scum Bag!

Bet it was someone who was drunk thinking it would be a cool mount, hopefully they can salvage the hide. Be a great display for the dnr offices or a biology teacher.

How cruel. Shame on them.

Bastards

Prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law

I hope the guilty partys are caught.

Who the fuck does that?

What kind of idiot would do this ? I bet it’s the same pos that threw the can out . Pry still lives with his parents . I hope they catch him !

Bass turd!!

I hope the asshole gets caught

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Happy Memorial Day god bless our service man and women protecting our freedom. You’re Awesome!!!! See MoreSee Less

Happy Memorial Day god bless our service man and women protecting our freedom. You’re Awesome!!!!

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You're confusing Veterans Day with Memorial Day. It's a sad day for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Remember and honor them.

Nice gesture, wrong holiday.

Thanks 😊

Today isn’t about the men and women standing 6’ above ground it’s about the ones laying 6’ below…

The fish were biting with the warm weather but this cold front shut the fishing down as it is tough fishing today.

Most lakes were reporting good fishing with bluegill, crappie, and bass have been biting things should get better after the cold front moves on.

May 29 is the large and smallmouth bass opener on the Great Lakes and inland waters. The large and smallmouth bass season opener on Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair River and the Detroit River is June 19. Muskie season opens on June 5.

All anglers 17 years of age and older are required to have a fishing license.

Higgins Lake: Anglers are getting some perch once they find an active school of fish. Those with jigging spoons near the bottom in 80 to 100 feet caught a few lake trout. Rock bass are being caught everywhere.

Houghton Lake: Walleye anglers were still getting a few nice fish at night when fishing close to shore with crankbaits, crawlers, or leeches. For bass, try the canals and near the river mouths.

Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell: The warmer weather produced good fishing for panfish, bass and walleye.

Little Bay De Noc: Anglers continue to catch a few perch near Kipling.

Big Bay De Noc: Anglers have caught walleye and smallmouth bass.

Hamlin Lake has been good for gills, crappie, walleye, and pike.

Saginaw Bay: Walleye move out to 30 feet northeast of the Spark Plug and were hitting on a crawler harness. A few jumbo perch were also caught. Walleye fishing was slow no doubt because of the clear water conditions. Anglers could see the bottom in 17 to 20 feet on a calm day. Those fishing off Quanicassee had limited success along the Slot in 15 to 17 feet and east of the shipping channel in 25 to 28 feet. Body baits or a crawler harness worked best. Anglers may have to cover a lot of water to find a small school of active fish.
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The fish were biting with the warm weather but this cold front shut the fishing down as it is tough fishing today. 
Most lakes were reporting good fishing with bluegill, crappie, and bass have been biting things should get better after the cold front moves on.
May 29 is the large and smallmouth bass opener on the Great Lakes and inland waters. The large and smallmouth bass season opener on Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair River and the Detroit River is June 19. Muskie season opens on June 5. 
All anglers 17 years of age and older are required to have a fishing license.
Higgins Lake: Anglers are getting some perch once they find an active school of fish. Those with jigging spoons near the bottom in 80 to 100 feet caught a few lake trout. Rock bass are being caught everywhere.
Houghton Lake: Walleye anglers were still getting a few nice fish at night when fishing close to shore with crankbaits, crawlers, or leeches. For bass, try the canals and near the river mouths. 
Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell: The warmer weather produced good fishing for panfish, bass and walleye.    
Little Bay De Noc: Anglers continue to catch a few perch near Kipling. 
Big Bay De Noc: Anglers have caught walleye and smallmouth bass. 
Hamlin Lake has been good for gills, crappie, walleye, and pike.
Saginaw Bay: Walleye move out to 30 feet northeast of the Spark Plug and were hitting on a crawler harness. A few jumbo perch were also caught. Walleye fishing was slow no doubt because of the clear water conditions. Anglers could see the bottom in 17 to 20 feet on a calm day. Those fishing off Quanicassee had limited success along the Slot in 15 to 17 feet and east of the shipping channel in 25 to 28 feet. Body baits or a crawler harness worked best. Anglers may have to cover a lot of water to find a small school of active fish.

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Purple is always hot on Saginaw Bay!

Wow..

Well everyone good news this past week about the Wild Rice Restoration The DNR Fisheries and The DNR that are the ones that run all 3 boat launches are all In favor of this project they will be allowing the HLIB to put 2 signs at each boat launch letting ppl know to stay out of the shallow water area where the rice was planted last fall and they will also be giving maps out to all tournament directors to give each boat and let them know as well to stay out of the area the ppl in charge of the ramps will also be putting it out on there website and other social media sites as well this is a great beginning for the effort to get Houghton Lake back to what it was years ago and make it Healty and Hardy again I’ll post more exciting news after tonight’s HLIB meeting have a great and safe upcoming holiday weekend and please when leaving and coming back to the west shore launch go out and around the shallow mud flat thats out from the launch as you only have 2 to 2 1/2 foot of water in the area where the wild rice is planted #houghtonlake #wildrice #bucsbait #livebait #bucsfishingreport See MoreSee Less

Well everyone  good news this past week about the Wild Rice Restoration  The DNR Fisheries  and The DNR that are the ones that run all 3 boat launches are all In favor of this project they will be allowing  the HLIB to put 2 signs at each boat launch letting ppl know to stay out of the shallow water area where the rice was planted last fall and they will also be giving maps out to all tournament directors to give each boat and let them know as well to stay out of the area the ppl in charge of the ramps will also be putting it out on there website and other social media sites as well this is a great beginning for the effort to get Houghton Lake back to what it was years ago and make it Healty and Hardy again Ill post more exciting news after tonights HLIB meeting have a great and safe upcoming holiday weekend  and please when leaving and coming back to the west shore launch go out and around the shallow mud flat thats out from the launch as you only have 2 to 2 1/2 foot of water in the area where the wild rice is planted #houghtonlake #wildrice #bucsbait #livebait #bucsfishingreport

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Oh hey…I caught a 21 inch walleye off the dock in St Helen on a white teardrop a couple of days ago…. surprised me…

Punctuation please. 🥰

Punctuation please 🙏