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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Posted @withregram • @mittenliprippin Have to give a big thanks to my boy @mike.from.michigan for hosting this last weekend. We had a wicked day of ice fishing in style. The girls @mica_mae @taythrush got on some fish and it was a pretty special experience as a whole. Scroll to the end to see what I caught 🥴😉 Ice fishing . #icefishing #icefishinglife #icefishingnation #puremichiganfishing #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing #icefishingmichigan #northernmichiganfishing #fishing See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @mittenliprippin Have to give a big thanks to my boy @mike.from.michigan for hosting this last weekend. We had a wicked day of ice fishing in style. The girls @mica_mae @taythrush got on some fish and it was a pretty special experience as a whole. Scroll to the end to see what I caught 🥴😉 Ice fishing . #Icefishing #icefishinglife #icefishingnation  #puremichiganfishing #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing  #icefishingmichigan  #northernmichiganfishing #fishing
Nick Mainville reports from Houghton Lake 44 inches out from lymans on the lake Ice fishing . #Icefishing #icefishinglife #pike #northernpike #icefishingnation  #puremichiganfishing #livebait #livebaitfishing #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #puremichigan #fishingreports #michiganfishing  #icefishingmichigan  #northernmichiganfishing #fishing

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Sqeezed thru the whole? Gaff?

Wallhanger

Jeff LaRocco

Kyle Bolt

Nice

Roy Morris 👀

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9 hours ago

Buc's Northern Michigan Fishing Report

White Lake off of Armstrongs on the lake See MoreSee Less

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I'm on Montague side

That's now

Thanks

Thank you

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1 day ago

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Jarred Kelly Sounds like you could actually do a fish if you wanted

Anyone catching anything???

Ice thickness?

Thank you

There good ice out here

5inches

Any quads

5

Thank you

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2 days ago

Buc's Northern Michigan Fishing Report

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2 days ago

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Green Lake by Interlochen  See MoreSee Less

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Smelt?????

Josh Gray yoooo maybe check this out eh

Looking nice out there tonight

Chad Redman Williams listen

How about Hubbard

How Burt lake????

Any tip up action?

Hunter Brengman

Tj Grusoski

Jordan Bond

Tom Grabowski

Tom Brown

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Gerry Mathews speared this 41inch pike off Portage Lake today. Good job Gerry! See MoreSee Less

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Good job what else can you catch there thinking about going out there this weekend never fished this lake before thats why I'm asking

Thatsa dandy there

Congrats that’s a big northern

Wall hanger

Good Job Gerry🥶🎣🤙🕳

How’s the ice on Portage?

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2 days ago

Buc's Northern Michigan Fishing Report

Houghton Lake See MoreSee Less

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That sunrise is gorgeous

Totally beautiful video ❤️

Supposed to stay cold ??

Brrr

Beautiful sunrise! Tight lines

How is green lake

That sunrise though! Pure michigan!

Sam Stuart

Beautiful sun rise

Tight line

Awesome Sun Rise

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Justin Wilkerson reports from Houghton Lake "East bay didnt disappoint". Not quite a 2 man limit but we will take it. See MoreSee Less

Justin Wilkerson reports from Houghton Lake East bay didnt disappoint. Not quite a 2 man limit but we will take it.

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We should have went fishing!

Love the tailgate/grey truck display! Kudos.

Wow those are some dark crappie

Very interesting coloration

Pumpkinseeds

Mike Carrizales

Tim Laubscher Mason Shaffer

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Nathan Peplinski reports from South Lake Leelanau Just a “few” inches in the middle of the south end about a mile south of Fountain point.
Caught One cisco on a hand line. Not a lot of flags going up today…Cisco was on a wax worm, but we had perch rigs with small minnows and tip ups with larger ones, and no real hits other than the one for today.
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Nathan Peplinski reports from South Lake Leelanau Just a “few” inches in the middle of the south end about a mile south of Fountain point. 
Caught One cisco on a hand line. Not a lot of flags going up today...Cisco  was on a wax worm, but we had perch rigs with small minnows and tip ups with larger ones, and no real hits other than the one for today.

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I will second the "not consistent out there". I tried to get out on the South west side side of the lake Saturday morning. Went out about 50 yards. Every spot went through with two hits of the spud.

Not consistent out there, spud your way!

Yeah I was only on maybe 3” last night up there. Be careful people!