Bait-shops in Osceala, Mecosta, and Montcalm Counties

Tamarack Sports

9599 N. Greenville Rd. Lakeview,Mi 48850

(989) 352-7527

Full line of live bait and tackle

Hilltop Sports

13700 14 mile Rd. Greenville, MI 48838

616-754-0022

Full line of bait and tackle

Twin Ponds

650 S. Sheridan Rd. Stanton, MI

989-831-4890

Full line of live bait and tackle

Paris Archery

21820 Northland Dr
Paris, MI 49338

(231) 796-2794

full line of bait and tackle

The Eyes Have It

109 Mackinaw Ave Le Roy, Mi

231-768-5653

Full line of live bait and tackle

FRANK’S SPORTING GOODS

165 S Cass, Morley, MI 49336

231-856-7778

full line of live bait and tackle

Grunst Brothers Party Store

624 N State St, Big Rapids, MI

(231) 796-7253

Worms , crawlers and tackle

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Ed Martin reports from Lake Leelanau 10/17/2021
This is the granddaughter, she’s been fishing with me since she was four years old..She’s a senior in high school this year.
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Ed Martin reports from Lake Leelanau 10/17/2021
This is the granddaughter, she’s been fishing with me since she was four years old..She’s a senior in high school this year.

Shot this photo of white lake from Armstrongs on the Lake as quite a few fishing for gills with waxworms working best.

THe salmon run is getting close to done as the fish are really get black and ugly looking. Good news as some steelhead are showing up in many of the rivers.

Perch fishing remain good on Lake Leelanau and Glen Lake. Grand Traverse Bay are still been hit and miss for perch.

Long lake, Skegemog, manistee lake, and lake margrethe have reported some perch but very little pressure.

Gills have been fair in Houghton Lake, some perch out of Higgins Lake.

Drummond Island is reporting good catches of perch when they can get out.

Little Bay de Noc: Anglers fishing out of Kipling had some success with perch, although a good deal of sorting for keepers was needed. An assortment of night crawlers and minnows were used in depths of around 14 feet of water. Walleye fishing out of the Ford River and out of Kipling had only limited success. Schools seemed to be relatively widely scattered. Some salmon were spotted in the rivers.

Big Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers were fishing out of Nahma with marginal success. Smallmouth anglers were catching fish in deep water. Some anglers were using live bait out of Fayette. Anglers were also catching pike.

Saginaw Bay: Limits of yellow perch were caught at Linwood in 13 feet of water, at the Old Shipping Channel in 14 feet of water and one mile northeast of Spoils Island in 16 feet of water. Perch were also caught at Spoils Island on the east and west of the island.
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Shot this photo of white lake from Armstrongs on the Lake  as quite a few fishing for gills with waxworms working best.
THe salmon run is getting close to done as the fish are really get black and ugly looking. Good news as some steelhead are showing up in many of the rivers.
Perch fishing remain good on Lake Leelanau and Glen Lake. Grand Traverse Bay are still been hit and miss for perch. 
Long lake, Skegemog, manistee lake, and lake margrethe have reported some perch but very little pressure.
Gills have been fair in Houghton Lake, some perch out of Higgins Lake.
Drummond Island is reporting good catches of perch when they can get out.
Little Bay de Noc: Anglers fishing out of Kipling had some success with perch, although a good deal of sorting for keepers was needed. An assortment of night crawlers and minnows were used in depths of around 14 feet of water. Walleye fishing out of the Ford River and out of Kipling had only limited success. Schools seemed to be relatively widely scattered. Some salmon were spotted in the rivers.
Big Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers were fishing out of Nahma with marginal success. Smallmouth anglers were catching fish in deep water. Some anglers were using live bait out of Fayette. Anglers were also catching pike.
Saginaw Bay: Limits of yellow perch were caught at Linwood in 13 feet of water, at the Old Shipping Channel in 14 feet of water and one mile northeast of Spoils Island in 16 feet of water. Perch were also caught at Spoils Island on the east and west of the island.