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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I hope the storm misses us with all that wind. Most the lakes have good ice now in Northern Michigan but still be careful. Torch and Crystal lake are still open.

Higgins Lake has been good for smelt, trout, pike, and finding bigger perch has been a challenge but some have found them.

Houghton Lake has been good for walleye, gills, and surprisenly a good perch bite. Pike fishing has been slow but nicer pike this year.

Pratt Lake, Wiggins, Sugar Springs and Secord are producing pike and panfish.

Lake Missaukee has good ice with gills, pike and a few walleyes biting.

Harrison, farwell and Clare have had lots of people out this week fishing with fair success.

Long Lake by Traverse has been slow on walleye but many are reporting some nice perch. Green Lake has been producing some pike and a few smelt.

Mullet, Burt and Black have lots of people fishing, with perch, pike and walleye biting.

Lake Saint Helen has been fair for pike and gills.

Capt Chucks in Ludington is reporting those heading out tomorrow on PM Lake please advise!!!! The tug and barge are headed to OXY. Hamlin Lake has been fair for gills, pike and walleye.

Armstrongs on white Lake reports There’s 8”+\- around our docks. We’ve spotted machines all along the south side of the lake as well.

Saginaw River is going strong but lots of small walleye.

This week we had beeter reports out of Skegemog as some have fopund bigger perch. They are fishing Elk Lake this week.

Otsego Lake has still been slow with many in the area fishing Bradford and Chub lake.

Lake Margrethe is still producing good pike , walley, perch and some gills.
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I hope the storm misses us with all that wind. Most the lakes have good ice now in Northern Michigan but still be careful. Torch and Crystal lake are still open.
Higgins Lake has been good for smelt, trout, pike, and finding bigger perch has been a challenge but some have found them.
Houghton Lake has been good for walleye, gills, and surprisenly a good perch bite. Pike fishing has been slow but nicer pike this year.
Pratt Lake, Wiggins, Sugar Springs and Secord are producing pike and panfish.
Lake Missaukee has good ice with gills, pike and a few walleyes biting.
Harrison, farwell and Clare have had lots of people out this week fishing with fair success.
Long Lake by Traverse has been slow on walleye but many are reporting some nice perch. Green Lake has been producing some pike and a few smelt.
Mullet, Burt and Black have lots of people fishing, with perch, pike and walleye biting.
Lake Saint Helen has been fair for pike and gills.
Capt Chucks in Ludington is reporting those heading out tomorrow on PM Lake please advise!!!! The tug and barge are headed to OXY. Hamlin Lake has been fair for gills, pike and walleye.
Armstrongs on white Lake reports There’s 8”+\- around our docks. We’ve spotted machines all along the south side of the lake as well.
Saginaw River is going strong but lots of small walleye.
This week we had beeter reports out of Skegemog as some have fopund bigger perch. They are fishing Elk Lake this week.
Otsego Lake has still been slow with many in the area fishing Bradford and Chub lake.
Lake Margrethe is still producing good pike , walley, perch and some gills.

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