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Here's the latest limit of perch off of Portage Lake.
One of Bear Creeks best fishing holes.
Perch Shiner Minnows:
Blue Shiner Minnows:
Rainbow Spikes (Red, White, Blue):
Mixed Assortment (Wax Worms, Red/ White Spikes):
Pre-tied Spawn Eggs (non-floating):
One Dozen $2.50
Two Dozen $5.00 or $.50 Each
One Dozen $10.00 or $.90 Each
One Dozen $12.00 or $1.00- $3.00Each
Three Dozen $2.49 or 250 for $12.95
10 for $1.50 or $11.50 for 100
One Dozen $1.25 or $8.00 for 100
One Dozen $2.89
If you need bulk bait for any reason, please let us know in advance. So we can have the inventory you need for whatever trip you have planned. We are always proud to give the best minnow counts around.
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Call Dan for a current fishing report: (231) 889-3775
Lake Michigan: 22 APR.. 2021- Surf Fish for browns maybe a coho or any type that is there.
Portage Lake: 22 APR.. 2021- . SEE IN STORE MAP.
Portage Lake Info: 2,100 acres, has deep water access to Lake Michigan 10'-15' and has excellent sailing. It is located off M-22 in Onekama. Two miles off U.S. 31. There is fishing for pan fish, crappies (excellent for Perch all year round), Northern Pike, Walleye, Small mouth/ Large mouth Bass, fall run of Salmon, late summer Coho, Brown Trout/ Steelhead in fall and spring time. There's dozens of small streams and brooks around it, some can be fished. There's much weed killer put into the lake to combat fertilizer enrichment from Septic Tanks, in which damaged natural vegetation and aquatic life, and our fisheries..
Bear Lake: 22 APR.. 2021- SEE IN STORE MAP.
Bear Lake Info: 1,744 acres, great for sailing, boating, fishing and swimming. Located on U.S. 31 in Bear Lake. Fish for Pan fish, Walleye, Northern Pike, Small mouth and Large mouth Bass. With one small stream running out of it on the east side.(The Little Bear Creek). It was one of the top ten walleye lakes in MI. Needs fix-in. In the last 50 year plus nothing been done to to make it great again. They do a great cover-up.
Bear Creek: 22 APR. 2021- (Need to plant some fish in there)! Oh no, can't do that it would kill them! Need to get some aerial view of the lampricide being applied. Could be giving her ichthyophonus disease with that mast going down river. They're not concerned about the base fish, the Creek Chub and Black Nosed Dace. Michigan greatest fishing river is taking a back seat. Ecosystems of the creek are in shambles from the bugs to the birds. Brook Trout(state fish)???
Manistee Lake: 22 APR. 2021- Get the fishing boats out this weekend.
Manistee River: 22 APR. 2021- Catching Steelhead with bobber and spawn bags. warming up fast. Sucker are running!!
Manistee Piers: 22 APR. 2021- Great fishing, look out for the wind.
Tippy Dam Back Water: 22 APR. 2021- FISHING Go for a Pike or A MUSKIE!!!!!
Crystal Lake: 22 APR. 2021.
Betsie River: 22 Apr 2021- A few Trout are in there, spring run.
22 APR. 2021- Arcadia Lake, Glovers Lake, Lemon, Healy Lake, Chief Lake.
Arcadia Lake: .
Lemon Lake and Glovers lake:
Chief Lake: 8 MAR. 2021-
Healy Lake: 8 MAR. 2021-
Little Platte Lake:
Platte River: PLANT MORE FISH!!!
Big and Little Glen:
How to filet- Pike
How to filet- Burbot