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

Has a full line of Bait and tackle

11690 S. Lacore St.
Empire, MI 49630

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

Handles crawlers and worms, has full line of tackle

Roadside Minnows

8041 S. Good harbor Trl. Cedar, Mi 49621


Minnows and tackle

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

minnow and tackle

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No way!

What is he taking?

Probably taking drugs judging from how he looks

Cleaned out of what?

Best I can do

Does he not know he's on camera?

Painter look at his pants

Kinda looks like the guy that lives behind me

Way he’s pulled in he’s coming from benzie area. Won’t be long and you will get his worthless ass. This one needs to be prosecuted

What is he taking .if its bait go cruse the fishing holes

Home boy needs an ass whopping

What a prick!

Stake out

Why is your stuff out in the open?

This is terrible, and sad! I can't ever fathem how people can do this. True sportsmen would not take! I love buying bait from here, best stuff around! Not to mention it's cheaper than most places...

It’s an honor system put the money in the STEEL BOX!

Stupid a hole looks directly into camera...

He must pull forward to leave. Post that video. It should be pretty easy to zoom in a get a plate picture.

Shared hope the dude has something bad happen to him.

Post some pics of him at the box

I've been painting for 19 years and just did a text blast to some friends. One of them said it looks a lot like a guy named Mike that lived or still lives in mancelona. I'll keep asking around, I hate scum like this guy.

Must be a painter look at his pants sherwinn Williams pants

Who do I message if I think I found the guy? I don't want to put pictures up if it's not him.

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Don’t these idiots realize they’re on camera?


Dirt bag

Yeah a loser 😡

Can you get the license plate as they drive away?

Damn good camera and he’s a douch bag worthless thief. Wow

What's he stealing??

I'll be looking for him. I'm sick of these people stealing from this place!! They don't deserve to fish

People just don't understand how convenient this bait store is! I'll keep my eyes out for this asshole!!

POS. Hope they got his plate on that camera. If not I hope they move or add one that would.

Turn it into the cops

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I hope he is identified and has to pay restitution. This bait stand is very convenient for me and I would hate to lose this service. Bucs deserves better than being taken advantage of. Thank you Bucs for continuing to help fisherman like me that enjoy your convenience stand to get out fishing quickly after working hard all day.

At least you got a great shot of the guy and his car. Criminals that steal fishing stuff from a 24-hr self-serve typically aren't sharpshooters.

nope but hes going fishing


So do you like just leave money in a bucket ? How does this work? My local bait shop has a vending machine. And yes there is no honor these days. POS

Bucs is the only place I go to get my bait! Hope this worthless asshole doesnt ruin it for the rest of us honest people..

What a pos I love this place and for someone to do this really pisses me off, I hope he gets caught

Got him!

You need to hang out there around times he shows up. Watch from inside then walk out and confront him or at least get a plate number.

The camera should get his plate # as he pulls out

He’s from ludington. He introduced himself the other day fishing the boardmen river. He was with his wife and kid and another guy with a huskie

This guy doesn't even know what he grabbed worthless piece of s*** if I knew him I would throw his ass to the dogs.

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