The Buckley Bar and Grill,
a favorite lunch, dinner or just a relaxing stop for fishermen
fishing at Hodenpyle Dam, The main topic of conversation are
fishing and hunting activities in the area. Daily specials are
served at very reasonable prices. Located in downtown Buckley. 12
miles from Traverse City. Phone 1-231-269-4170.
A Hodenpyle Dam Fishing Report
from Thirlby Auto & Sporting Goods: As of the 1st week of July
fishing good at the Dam. A few walleye, crappie, bluegill and
catfish are being taken. For a current fishing report call
1-231-885-1971. Thirlby’s Summer Fishing Contest is now on until
Nice prizes to be won. You must register at the store.
Thirty two miles from Traverse
City in Mesick is Thirlby Auto & Sporting Goods of Mesick.
(1-231-885-1971) Not only do they sell auto parts, but have a
large tackle department including live bait, minnows, crawlers,
leeches, etc. Hodenpyle Dam on the Manistee River is just a short
drive away featuring some of the best walleye fishing in the
territory, including big pike and plenty of pan fish.
Greenwood Country Store
(formerly Steve’s Grocery) is the ‘little biggest grocery store’
in Manton. Carrying a complete line of groceries along with
snacks, fresh and cut meats, meat for sandwiches. Deli bar now
open. Seasonal plants, lawn ornaments and a complete line of
cemetery stones. Crawlers and worms at all times. Meat cutter
Jerry Loval, will cut your meat to order. Store hours 9-9 seven
days a week. Phone 1-231-824-6563. ATM machine. Steve and Sandy
As of the 1st
week in July Michele from Lake City Sport Shop in Lake City
reports laregmouth & smallmouth bass, pike, bluegill fishing very
good in Lake Missaukee. Walleye fishing best an hour before dark.
This area is a perfect
vacation area with a wonderful beach along with good fishing.
Michele’s tackle shop offers all you need for local fishing along
with live bait. Call 231-839-4875 for a current fishing report or
advice on the area.
Irish Inn Family Dining
is a popular dining establishment in Marion, MI. Lunch and dinner
specials are served daily. ALL -YOU-CAN EAT cod for $6.50. Home
made soups and pies served fresh daily. All dinners include soup
and salad bar. Open 7 days a week, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Restaurant is
on the main street. Deb Adams, owner.
As of the 1st week of July, Bob
at the Middle Branch reports fantastic fishing for bluegill in
Rose & Hicks Lakes. Nice walleye being caught in the Muskeogon
River between M-115 &M-66 bridges. Bass fishing well in the
Practicing for a Sunday, July
6th, bass tournament in Traverse East Bay, Rick Hamilton caught a
5 pound, 14 ounce smallmouth bass. Bob also reports nice flocks of
turkey poults along with an overabundance of deer. For a current
fishing and hunting report call the Middle Branch Country Store at
The Middle Branch Country
Store (1-231-743-2813), the halfway point to all the fishing
in Michigan, is located on M-115 between Cadillac and Clare, and
in the middle of the best fishing areas in the state. Along with
groceries, the store carries tackle and worms and DNR fishing and
hunting licenses along with the need information.
‘BON APPETITE’ TREAT AWAITS!
A new addition to the Middle
Branch Country Store, The Middle Branch Sport Lounge. The
lounge will feature full course dinners, charbroiled burgers,
fish, etc., including a Friday nite all-u-can-eat fish fry for
only $7.99 and that includes a salad bar. Daily specials
throughout the week. Enjoy a good dinner and game on a high
definition TV. Located 12668 M-115, Marion, MI 49665, across the
street from the gas-grocery-party store. Phone 1-231-743-2732.