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

Brian Johnson on lake 15 by Atlanta
47 smelt tonight to go with the 56 weekend. Pike and Smelt for dinner tomorrow
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Brian Johnson on lake 15 by Atlanta
47 smelt tonight to go with the 56 weekend. Pike and Smelt for dinner tomorrow

 

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Would love to get some smelt for tip up bait. Anyone know where? Heading to Cadillac next weekend, need whole smelt as I am OUT.

Any news on smelt at Green Lake?

I’ve fish there in the summer, great lake.

I haven’t had smelt since I was a kid! We really thought we were getting away with something eating the bones and all! Seems like we were in Canada back in the 70s. I’m going to have to ask my 94 year old mom about it. So much fun!

I love Smelt

Oh how I miss smelt dipping!

Green lake was open in spots a week ago I’m waiting took.

Smelt alright but

Nice

Yuck..

Yum

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Sturgeon Joe son with 54" catch and release Sturgeon Otsego Lake by Gaylord. Good job Jack Verduce! See MoreSee Less

Sturgeon Joe son with 54 catch and release Sturgeon Otsego Lake by Gaylord.  Good job Jack Verduce!

 

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Congrats what a great fish! GJ on the release.

I love Sturgeons,some of the mysterious fish. Congrats!

nice fish great job releasing him

A True Sportsman here that believes in catch and Release ! Good Job

Jonny Fickert Nate Yeager Trey Demko Dylan Bordner Jake Hossler Brent Harmon

Mike Thelen

Rhonda Jean Smith

better

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Fife Lake # bucsbait See MoreSee Less

 

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Chris Sharp

A lot of big fish on Fife $1000.00 for biggest fish next weekend.

Tyler Bridson

Robert Stamper

EricBrown Rose Hancock

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Joshua Parmelee

I’m at the lake catching lots of little perch ! Have seen one truck and one suv on the ice!