Bait-shops in Roscommon, Alger, and Ogemaw County

Roscommon County has the Largest inland lake in Michigan Houghton Lake. This lake is one of the best producers of panfish in the state of Michigan. It also has a good population of walleye and pike. Higgins Lake is the King for ice fishing when it freezes in the middle of January. The target fish are perch and smelt which they catch by the bucket on Hali’s. This lake has a huge population of lake, brown, and rainbow trout, it is the place to be in the late winter when the shallow lakes are not producing. Ogemaw County Main lakes are Peach, Sage, Clear, Lake George, Rifle, and Hardwood lake. Lots of fisherman head to Lake St. Helen which is just across the line in Roscommon as it produces lots of fish in the winter.

6560 W Houghton Lake Dr. Houghton Lake Mi 48629
989-422-3231

Full line of live bait and tackle

H&H Fireworks 

  7511 West Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake, MI 48629 

(989) 366-0126

Full line of live bait and tackle

Sports Barn
East Higgins Lake Dr. Roscommon, Mi 48653
989-821-9511

Full line of bait and tackle

Angelo’s Party Store
2506 N. Old 27 N. Houghton Lake Mi 48629
989-202-4422

Full line of bait and tackle

PaPa’s Bait

127 Windemere, Houghton Lake, MI

(989) 429-5780 

full line of bait some tackle

Higgins Lake Hardware
 
 4521 West Higgins Lake
Dr.Roscommon, MI 48653
989-821-6677

Full line of bait and tackle

Evergreen Party Store

9961 N Higgins Lake Dr, Roscommon, MI 48653

(989) 821-5425

 

Full line of bait and tackle

Saint Helen Bait and Tackle

1727 North St. Helen Road

989-808-1814

Full line of bait and tackle

Dean’s Bait & Tackle
2260 M-33 Alger, Mi 48610
989-836-2460

Full line of bait and tackle

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Tim Hossack reports Beautiful out on Long Lake by Interlochen. Salted and sanded. You are welcome. #bucsbait #nwmi #livebait #livebaitfishing #winteriscoming See MoreSee Less

Tim Hossack reports Beautiful out on Long Lake by Interlochen.  Salted and sanded. You are welcome. #bucsbait #nwmi #livebait #livebaitfishing #winteriscoming

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I have a 1775 adventure looks like the same boat.

Any luck??

But are the fish cooperating? 🎣

Any eyes being caught ?

Thank you 😊

Nice

Man could you shovel the dock for us old timers 😂

It's warm in Flint…

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Jeremy Tobin reports Had a good midday trip yesterday. South Lake Leelanau , 12 fow. #perchfishing #livebait #bucsbait #lakeleelanau #northernmichiganfishing See MoreSee Less

Jeremy Tobin reports Had a good midday trip yesterday. South Lake Leelanau , 12 fow. #perchfishing #livebait #bucsbait #lakeleelanau #northernmichiganfishing

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Half of them should have gone back

I don’t know how this ended up on the bucks fishing report lol I shared it with a small group that fishes lake Leelanau. I’m sorry I hurt some peoples feelings by keeping some 8 inch perch.

I guess the perch are biting

You never throw a perch back!

Nice work!

Fish Fry on!! 😎👍

Perch fry!

Salvador Sanchez

so 4 nice ones and nothing to brag about

Any keepers? Lol

Awesome

Wowsa!

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Greg Alsip reports from Lake Leelanau Bait and Tackle Perfect way to end the open water guiding season. Took one client out1 1/2hrs was all it took to put a two man limit in the boat. Now onto preparing for ice season! Inquire about pricing and availability! See MoreSee Less

Greg Alsip reports from Lake Leelanau Bait and Tackle  Perfect way to end the open water guiding season. 
Took one client out
1 1/2hrs was all it took to put a two man limit in the boat. 
Now onto preparing for ice season! 
Inquire about pricing and availability!

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Were you jigging for them

Fish fry tonight

Over 460-pounds of salmon were donated to a local community following a poaching tip near Tippy Dam. Thanks to a local angler, officers discovered a group of out-of-state individuals had been illegally fishing and using unlawful methods to haul in over 50 fish. While an unfortunate situation, we’re grateful that the fish could be donated to local families in Manistee County.Details: bit.ly/3TcJsEc See MoreSee Less

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So, Steve Brockman and Jordan Smith seem to have a problem with DNR officers doing their job. They would like to show their support for illegal fishing activities. Good to know!

Was always happy to spend a few minutes talking with the DNR almost always knew the guy and I always appreciate that they are out there protecting my hunting and fishing grounds. When you're legal and you know it clap your hands. hahaha. Good work men.

Steve Brockman. Whatever! I respect DNR officers, and most legal sportsmen that I know do as well. I see no reason to chastise them for maybe feeling proud of the job they do. Tips are an important part of the law enforcement process. Unless you were the poacher, you don’t know any more about this case than I do. Thank you for your concern about Michigan fish and game.

Good to see a report from Buc’s. Haven’t seen one in awhile. Glad to know you’re still there!

I don’t even salmon fish

Good job

They are just going to dye anyway

All reports on this site are dumb outdated basic crap!!

That not in ur neck of the wood John and Valerie Collins

Justin Wagoner what you think about this …..good they got caught if you ask me

Happens all the time at Indian Bridge in Custer by, let's just say, sum "illegal" people

couldn't of got the bust without the tip don't look so proud

Yum

Put the poacher cowards names here on the site so everyone can know who they are

As if the DNR owns the fish. They’d have all died regardless.

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Steven Guibert reports Two days on south Leelanau. All cleaned and ready for the freezer. Hearing good reports from long lake, green Lake , Big Glen, Northport for perch. Big Glen has been real good but lots of sorting. Long Lake was real good yesterday as guys had to buy more minnows. Skegemog has also been fair. Great reports out of burt and mullet also for perch also. See MoreSee Less

Steven Guibert reports Two days on south Leelanau. All cleaned and ready for the freezer. Hearing good reports from long lake, green Lake , Big Glen, Northport for perch. Big Glen has been real good but lots of sorting. Long Lake was real good yesterday as guys had to buy more minnows.  Skegemog has also been fair. Great reports out of burt and mullet also for perch also.

Greg Alsip of Lake Effect Fishing Charters, LLC reports In and out in under an hour on Lake LeelanauThe bite is 🔥 right nowStill time to book your trip! See MoreSee Less

Greg Alsip of Lake Effect Fishing Charters, LLC reports In and out in under an hour on Lake Leelanau
The bite is 🔥 right now
Still time to book your trip!

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What depth?

Bon Appétit

Lake Effect Fishing Charters, LLC

Hunter James Tharp

Dan Carter

Looks like about 50lbs of eyes 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

Wow,sweet!

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NEMI fishing club reports Hello all. If you know anyone looking for Humminbird 9 Mega or Mega Live-imaging, Ryan at North Country Sportfishing (our regional Minn Kota Service Center in Interlochen), has them in stock now. These units have been on order for 9 months or so… He also has a good inventory of trolling motors both I pilot and I pilot link. Give him a call or text (usually better) if you or someone you know is in the market. Ryan Matuzak (231) 492-2824 See MoreSee Less

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Chris and Heather Hettinger report from Frankfort last night "Familiar bite is on fire right now!We distribute Familiar bite Ballyhoo to Roy’s General Store Traverse CityArmstrongs on the Lake in WhitehallFishhook, LelandNarrows bait and tackle, Lake LeelanauJacks Sport, KalakaskaHesperia Sport, HesperiaDon’s Sporting Goods, ManisteeLymans on the Lake, Houghton Lake #familiarbite #salmon #frankfortmichigan #bucsbait See MoreSee Less

Chris and Heather Hettinger report from Frankfort last night Familiar bite is on fire right now!
We distribute Familiar bite Ballyhoo to Roys General Store Traverse City
Armstrongs on the Lake in Whitehall
Fishhook, Leland
Narrows bait and tackle, Lake Leelanau
Jacks Sport, Kalakaska
Hesperia Sport, Hesperia
Dons Sporting Goods, Manistee
Lymans on the Lake, Houghton Lake #familiarbite #salmon #frankfortmichigan #bucsbait

Todd Bosley from Buc’s Bait caught this beautiful 24 pound king out of Frankfort last night on Familiar Bite Ballyhoo. We distribute Familiar bite Ballyhoo to Roy’s General Store Traverse CityArmstrongs on the Lake in WhitehallFishhook, LelandNarrows bait and tackle, Lake LeelanauJacks Sport, KalakaskaHesperia Sport, HesperiaDon’s Sporting Goods, ManisteeLymans on the Lake, Houghton See MoreSee Less

Todd Bosley from Bucs Bait caught this beautiful 24 pound king out of Frankfort last night  on Familiar Bite Ballyhoo. 
We distribute Familiar bite Ballyhoo to Roys General Store Traverse City
Armstrongs on the Lake in Whitehall
Fishhook, Leland
Narrows bait and tackle, Lake Leelanau
Jacks Sport, Kalakaska
Hesperia Sport, Hesperia
Dons Sporting Goods, Manistee
Lymans on the Lake, HoughtonImage attachment

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Scott Gross Cheryl Gross

24lb*

That time of year Nice