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
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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) 879-3341Β 

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

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

minnow and tackle

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Elijah Matley and Nick Cummer did well today casting off of a Pier with slip bobbers and “blues” and did well, new leader on the big fish board, at Jack’s Sport Shop, Great job, men. See MoreSee Less

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On a boat your always changing spots looking for fish or playing with your gear. On a pier your waiting for the fish to come to you and we always have 3 rods each in the water and a couple more xtra to put in as soon as we get a fish

Awesome Congratulations

Awesomeness! Great catch nice fish 🐟

Rich Carpenter

I love pier fishing. Not wasting time or money on gas and you spend half the time driving around looking for fish. I have 100% faith in pier fishing but still use the boat. My best 25lb + brown from pier on Lake Ontario won new fully loaded boat and 9 grand. Have won so many tournaments this way. No lures or trolling. Live bait only

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Beautiful fish !!!!!I hear everybody ask for the seeforellen browns… why can’t we get what we want

Glad they are stocking trout, but I wish they give up on the Wild Rose strain. Such poor returns. The Gilchrist Creek or Sturgeon River Browns offer so much better opportunities. Better yet, bring back those big-ass Seeforellen Browns. Those were Awesome!

Jonathan Ervin

Awesome!

Thanks

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4 women limit! 11lbs of fillets to take back to their families and enjoy. They caught atleast 300 bluegills and crappies today, and kept their limits of perfect eaters. Last ice bite is starting to fire up! Still have a few available dates the next couple weeks. πŸŽ£πŸ€™πŸ½ See MoreSee Less

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Awesome great catch there ladies so want time is dinner lol 🐟

Nice fishing lady's

Nice job, ladies!

Dion Bailey I'm jealous! Why can't you catch us some fish!?

What a fun time!

Molly Francis

I was wondering if you'd like to donate some of your fish for research?

Like that,

Game hog

Toooooooo small!!!!!! Fkkkk

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Great Lakes Fisherman’s Digest Reports from Mullet Lake 3-15-23 Indian River/Cheboygan areas Multi species fishing was awesome on the south end of Mullett Lake for the last day of ice walleye season. I fished with my friend Andrew Hendrickson fromNorthstar Sportfishing guide service and also joined up with Cody Sems from Hardwater adrenaline later in the day. As you can see, we had an awesome time on the ice . We caught a nice variety of fish and some really good ones. Our primary method was fishing flats between 30 and 40 feet of water. We used tip ups with light line and very small treble hooks. The key was using bigger sized minnows to prevent all the small ones from driving you crazy. Banged a bonus walleye as well and as you can see a 55” monster sturgeon. Caught the sturgeon on a tip up with 8 pound test line and it took 25 minutes to get it in. Thanks to Andrew and Cody for a great last day of walleye season. If you’re looking to get out for late season perch fishing, Cody Sems will be doing perch trips until the ice is unsafe. You probably have a good week or so of fishing left. Perching on Maple Bay on Burt has also been productive See MoreSee Less

Great Lakes Fishermans Digest Reports from Mullet Lake 3-15-23 Indian River/Cheboygan areas 
Multi species fishing was awesome on the south end of Mullett Lake for the last day of ice walleye season. I fished with my friend Andrew Hendrickson fromNorthstar Sportfishing guide service and also joined up with Cody Sems from Hardwater adrenaline later in the day. As you can see, we had an awesome time on the ice . We caught a nice variety of fish and some really good ones. Our primary method was fishing flats between 30 and 40 feet of water. We used tip ups with light line and very small treble hooks. The key was using bigger sized minnows to prevent all the small ones from driving you crazy. Banged a bonus walleye as well and as you can see a 55” monster sturgeon. Caught the sturgeon on a tip up with 8 pound test line and it took 25 minutes to get it in. Thanks to Andrew and Cody for a great last day of walleye season. If you’re looking to get out for late season perch fishing, Cody Sems will be doing perch trips until the ice is unsafe. You probably have a good week or so of fishing left. Perching on Maple Bay on Burt has also been productiveImage attachment

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BEEN THERE' DONE THAT!

Nice fish 🐟

Nice catch

Jäkligt fina abborrar.

Bryan Jenison

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Rich Beauchaine

Sturgeons can’t be kept from mullet. You didn’t mention that you released that fish. Sure hope you did as a PROFESSIONAL CHARTER FISHERMAN

Good Day with a catch like that.I like LKe perch.

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Mille Lacs Monster Pike ties STATE RECORD!Minnesota Department of Natural Resources certified a catch by angler Brad Lila on Mille Lacs Lake from January 22. He caught and released the pike after measuring it at 46 and ΒΌ inches. It tied a record set in just 2021 by Illinois fisherman Brecken Kobylecky on Basswood Lake.βœ… Follow us for fishing news, Buzz Bite regional reports, videos and blogs to help you catch more and bigger fish all season long! See MoreSee Less

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Kudos on the release…much respect.

I'm surprised that's a state record in MN

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Man it just doesn't seem like the year or the time of the year to be driving a truck on the ice.

It's a Dodge, should have left it for fish habitat. Lol

Minor water damage

I would like to see a video of this. Cool

a Dodge owner gonna Dodge owner

Motor appears to be flooded.

Look for this one on carfax in the near future..

If you can't dodge it…Ram it….

It'll buff right out

I'd buy it still

Eric Wing looks like that dodge we seen driving out there! πŸ˜‚πŸ™„

As Bill Engvall says here's your sign.

Send it to Florida. It will sell great as a northern truck with no rust.

Can find a decent undercarriage wash anymore…lol

That's one expensive tip up.

Stupid should have been fixed πŸ™„

Well that sucks

Just junk it. They rust out in 5 years so now this one will be rusted out by next year.πŸ˜‰

Mike Dobb

Matt Laduke

Jeremy Ortman

I bet that was worth it for a few dink perch πŸ˜‚

Mike Dubois show pnut

Used pickup , Low miles, freshly cleaned and detailed .. no low ballers.. local pickup only! Bring your rods and tackle!

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