Bait-shops in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties

Grand Traverse main fishing lakes are Long Lake for walleyes and smallmouth bass. Duck and Green Lake for bass and pike., with lots of smelt being caught on Green Lake in the winter. Leelanau County main lakes are Lake Leelanau for walleye and smallmouth bass, Big Glen and Small Glen for perch and trout. One of the Greatest king salmon fisheries is off the North Manitou “crib” in July and August. Leelanau County also has the Sleeping Bear National Park which is a must see if you are in the area. Grand Traverse County has the two bays East and West which are boaters paradise, with the meeting place at Power Island on West Bay. Also a Great lake trout fishery in May and June, with the salmon showing up in late July and August.

963 Hammond Rd. Traverse City, Mi 49684
231-946-5633

Has a full line of Bait and tackle

11690 S. Lacore St.
Empire, MI 49630
231-326-5433
 

Has a full line of minnows and tackle

Havens’ Interlochen Party Store

2614 M-137, Interlochen, MI 49643

(231) 276-3351

Has a full line of bait and tackle

228 E. State St. Fife Lake, MI

(231) 879-3341 

They have crawlers and worms in the summer, they will handle minnows in the winter

5914 S. Ray Street Glen Arbor Mi 49636
231-334-3872

Handles crawlers and worms, has full line of tackle

Roadside Minnows

8041 S. Good harbor Trl. Cedar, Mi 49621

231-954-5229

Roadside minnows

 
85 W Philip St
Lake Leelanau, Michigan 49653
(231) 994-2108

minnow and tackle

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Great ice report as always. Your reports are always up-to-date and give just the right amount of relevant safety information any fisherman needs to know for what to expect.

Thank you for your reports 🎣❄

I saw a huge sturgeon on the camera at Otsego Lake today. Fishing was slow though.

Thanks

As I am down in the southwest corner I greatly appreciate your updates. Thank you.

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Mitch Gaska Listen careful. Maybe good for Xmas break

Thanks for the great report Dennis !

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Lyman’s on the Lake in Houghton Lake Reports
Houghton Lake Ice Report 12.13.18. Ice thickness is being reported from 2" to 8" with a couple of spots of open water. We measured about 4 1/2" about 500 yards out from Lyman’s. Guys are getting out on 5" to 8" near Harvey’s in east bay, the northeast DNR launch and the south shore weed bed from the south DNR launch up to Lyman’s. We haven’t seen anyone out on the west side or the north shore.
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Lyman’s on the Lake in Houghton Lake Reports 
Houghton Lake Ice Report 12.13.18.  Ice thickness is being reported from 2 to 8 with a couple of spots of open water.  We measured about 4 1/2 about 500 yards out from Lymans.   Guys are getting out on 5 to 8 near Harveys in east bay, the northeast DNR launch and the south shore weed bed from the south DNR launch up to Lymans.  We havent seen anyone out on the west side or the north shore.Image attachment

Pilgrims Village Reports
Ice Report: Tuesday 12/11/18
Lake Mitchell
Big and Small cove areas: 2 1/2-4". Still inconsistent.
Thirsty’s off M-55: 2 1/2"
Mitchell State Park: 6"
Lake Cadillac
Causeway along M-115: 4-6"
Kenwood Park: 4"
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Pilgrims Village Reports
Ice Report:  Tuesday 12/11/18
Lake Mitchell
Big and Small cove areas:  2 1/2-4.  Still inconsistent.
Thirstys off M-55: 2 1/2
Mitchell State Park: 6
Lake Cadillac
Causeway along M-115: 4-6
Kenwood Park: 4

 

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But are the fish biting?

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Ian Dexter heres the ice report you were looking for

Andy Gibbie

Josh quain where do you want to go fishing

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Hey Marc Goodrich

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How’s st helen’s for the weekend?

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