This is an image of Michigan Bait Store, Trailhead Mercantile in Niles MI. It is locateed 2 blocks from the St Joe River. The picture includes the content of the store, fishing rods, some taxidermy, camoflauge clothing fishing tackle and gift items

Need live bait or tackle for fishing in Southwest Michigan? Looking to fish the St Joe River in Michigan for steelhead and walleye? Going Waterfowl, Deer or Small Game Hunting? Trailhead Mercantile is your Southwest Michigan Fishing and Hunting source. Just 2 blocks from the St Joseph River in Historic Downtown Niles, MI, you'll find everything you need to get you in the water and fishing NOW! We are so close to the water you'll be fishing before you even leave the store!

Wake up super early to be the first one in the woods only to find that you forgot your ammo? We open at 6am and even earlier on season opener days to provide you with those early morning shopping hours.

Live bait selection includes Walleye & Perch Minnows Nightcrawlers, Wax Worms, Red Wigglers, Leaf Worms, Water Wigglers and more.

We are located 9 minutes south of the Berrien Springs Dam in Downtown Niles, MI. Come check us out for all of your St Joe River Steelhead, Salmon and Walleye fishing needs!

  1. Image of artificial bait and tackle manufacturer from Canada, Raven Tackle
  2. Winchester Ammunition Logo. We carry Winchester Ammunition
  3. Storm Logo. Storm makes the Hot'n Tot and Wiggle Wart which are very popular for wallye and steelhead on the St Joe River in Berrien Springs and Niles
  4. Northland Tackle Company Logo Walleye Jigheads
  5. Kalin's Logo, maker of jigs for fishing walleye in southwest michigan
  6. Chicao Fishing,lure company, Sims Spinners logo