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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21 hours ago

Buc's Northern Michigan Fishing Report

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Is lake Mitchell safe in Cadillac!! I want to use my new Pole!!

Which side of the lake

Thanks very much.

Mike Lenahan

Matthew Marci

Jordan Bond Emerson Lawrey

Checked fife today. Maybe 7 inches ice 2- 3 inches slush.

Looks like death

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Fife Lake Fishing Derby

There is 7 to 9 inches of ice for the Fife Lake Fishing Derby and ice is in good shape.

Annual Family Ice Fishing Derby, Great fun for all ages. Top prize is $1000 for the largest overall fish!!
Many other winning categories too, several children’s categories with Walmart gift card as prizes.
Shanty contest. Lots of fun. Must register prior to 6 PM on January 31, 2020 for the next days Fishing Derby.

$1000 for the largest fish caught on(not brought to)Fife Lake. Info coming soon.
More info needed
Email fishfifelake@gmail.com
Text 231-357-2767
Call 231-879-3341
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Fife Lake Fishing Derby
There is 7 to 9 inches of ice for the Fife Lake Fishing Derby and ice is in good shape.
Annual Family Ice Fishing Derby, Great fun for all ages. Top prize is $1000 for the largest overall fish!!
Many other winning categories too, several children’s categories with Walmart gift card as prizes. 
Shanty contest. Lots of fun. Must register prior to 6 PM on January 31, 2020 for the next days Fishing Derby.
$1000 for the largest fish caught on(not brought to)Fife Lake.  Info coming soon. 
More info needed
Email fishfifelake@gmail.com
Text 231-357-2767
Call 231-879-3341Image attachmentImage attachment

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Went to that tournament a couple years ago such a great event, the whole town comes out for it definitely something to check out

That little pike won 1000 bucks.

My buddy is on fife right now and says 5” ice

Did you catch a minnow at least

Scott Stanford

Zach Wolcott

Blaine Robert

Anthony Milks reason to go back???

Bonnie Zuidersma Jones here is the news on the tournament

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Posted @withregram • @jiggingaddicts Bite was tough on Burt this weekend. Josh was successful. #Icefishing #icefishinglife #icefishingnation  #puremichiganfishing #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing  #icefishingmichigan  #northernmichiganfishing #fishing

Posted @withregram • @david_erdmans_adventures Great fun was had bringing these topside the other day. 2 man limit of great eater walleye with a good friend. #fishing #icefishing #frabill #puremichigan #upnorth #topside #winterfun @ian_wicksall #livebaitfishing #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @david_erdmans_adventures Great fun was had bringing these topside the other day. 2 man limit of great eater walleye with a good friend. #fishing #icefishing #frabill #puremichigan #upnorth #topside #winterfun @ian_wicksall #livebaitfishing  #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport

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There sure seems to be a lot of nice fish coming out of our lakes in Michigan

I've heard of fish fry friday but dang its fish fry Monday 🙂

Sweet, nice job

Yummy!

Where that at

Wow !

Get out of there

Local or what,,

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Posted @withregram • @lymansonthelake Kris Moore from Dimondale landed a 22" walleye in the north bay of Houghton Lake. He caught 3 other keepers and a lot of pike as well. He said the best bite was after 9 pm. #Icefishing #icefishinglife #icefishingnation #lakemissaukee #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing #icefishingmichigan #northernmichiganfishing See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @lymansonthelake Kris Moore from Dimondale landed a 22 walleye in the north bay of Houghton Lake.  He caught 3 other keepers and a lot of pike as well.  He said the best bite was after 9 pm. #Icefishing #icefishinglife #icefishingnation  #lakemissaukee #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing  #icefishingmichigan  #northernmichiganfishing
Danny Owen reports from Lake Saint Helen The other white meat! St. Helen pike! #Icefishing #icefishinglife #icefishingnation  #lakemissaukee #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing  #icefishingmichigan  #northernmichiganfishing

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Great smoked easy to debone goggle it will show how.

Oh well I was close. At lease legal LOL

No size limit on St Helens. Limit of 5 per day and only one can be over 25 inches.

Look a little smaller than the legal 24" size

For those who (clearly) neglected to read the regulations guide, those are screenshots straight from the book.

Nice 👍

Brendan

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Carl Murray Reports Money fish on Burt lake! 
I’m one proud dad! ❤️ #icefishing #icefishinglife #icefishingnation  #lakemissaukee #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing  #icefishingmichigan  #northernmichiganfishing

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Nice fish young man,keep up the good work!

Awesome

Now you fix dinner!😋

Go Kiddo!👍😁❤

Nathan McGinnis

Brendan Miller

Merlin Shawnoskey Cody Clament

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4 days ago

Buc's Northern Michigan Fishing Report

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Me and Toivo came off da ole trap line to do a little ice fishing eh. What store selling your bait is closest to the UP ya eh. Tks.

Thanks for the info

What kind of tournament is here next week

Thanks Baitman!

Thanks man be safe

How much slush

Bonnie Zuidersma Jones talks about big fishing tour met next weekend

Hi where is this?

Where is this

Hi

What Lake?

Brendan Miller listen to this guy

Mike Lenahan

Man am I proud to be a Michigan fisherman. I am proud of the fact that this site keeps us so informed and up to date on current lake and fishing conditions. Thank you BNMFR for all your effort and trying to keep all safe and aware. Fish on……

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Bobby Stockton with nice pike out of Higgins Lake #icefishing #icefishinglife #icefishingnation  #lakemissaukee #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing  #icefishingmichigan  #northernmichiganfishing

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Why is lake missaukee tagged. Nice 🐟

I talked to Bob and that monster was 42". Just an incredible fish

Bobby always killing it ! Hooked up on higgins

How much ice is there? Is the whole lake safe yet?

How must ice

Higgins is frozen?

BOBBY!

Cole Peyerk

Jaret Swafford

He tagged missaukee

Brandon Torrey

Are they good eating fish?

Brendan Miller

Josh Roe

Brand Hollen

Cool

Tank

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Posted @withregram • @lymansonthelake Derek Veale from Owosso landed a limit of walleye on Houghton Lake on Thursday. He was in 12 feet of water using a white glow/chart rattle jig. Way to go! #icefishing #icefishinglife #icefishingnation #lakemissaukee #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing #icefishingmichigan #northernmichiganfishing See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @lymansonthelake Derek Veale from Owosso landed a limit of walleye on Houghton Lake on Thursday.  He was in 12 feet of water using a white glow/chart rattle jig. Way to go! #Icefishing #icefishinglife #icefishingnation  #lakemissaukee #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing  #icefishingmichigan  #northernmichiganfishing

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Great job,right place,right time

Nice haul! Congratulations

Awesome 👍

Lmk when you ring the dinner bell!😁😋

Brendan Miller

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