Osborns Sport Shop

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WE ALWAYS GIVE THE BEST
MINNOW COUNT AROUND. 

MINNOWS:

Shiners           1/doz.  $2.00

Blues              1/doz.  $4.00

Goldens          1/doz.  $8.00

Suckers           1/doz.  $8.00

Decoys            $8.00 each- 10" 



LIVE BAIT PRICES:

Wax Worms  3 /doz. $2.49

Bulk Wax Worms 250/11.00

Wax Worms  3 /doz. $2.49


Spikes

White 3/doz. $1.89 

Red     3/doz. $1.99

Variety Pack 3/doz. $2.10  =1 doz ea. reds. whites and wax worms

Wigglers $1.00 per doz. or $7.00 per 100

Spawn Bags 1/doz. $3.29 with floaters

Spawn Bags 1/doz. $2.89 without floaters

WE RENT ICE FISHING EQUIPMENT
A rental agreement and Credit Card are required.
Two Man Shappelle flip up Portable- $25.00 day
Two Man Shappelle Portable Ice shelter- $15.00 a day
Electric Ice Auger 8 " $35.00 a day
Gas Ice Auger 10" $25.00 a day
Hand Ice Auger 6" $5.00 a day
Pike Spear $5.00 a day
Propane heaters - does not include propane
Big Buddy $10.00 a day 
Little Buddy $5.00 a day
Underwater Fishing Lights $5.00 a day
12 volt deep cycle battery $5.00 overnight






                           Call Dan for a fishing report at 231-889-3775                                                   

Dan's studies our minnows and fishes in our great state of Michigan.

 In natural waters, the Brook Trout ( State Fish) is probably the only species of game fish which feeds to a large extent on the Dace,s Minnows. Dace is almost exclusively a PLANTEATER. It is extremely hardy and lives well under crowed conditions. Experimental propagation of this minnow in a small pond at the rate of 128,000 fish per acre is feasible to rear. It would be desirable to propagate this species and many others for stocking in our trout waters. Where it has trout. Which is in my opinion is all streams. Streams 30' to 2' feet wide had hundred's - 20 thousand's plus per mile of minnows. Studies have shown. Lets stop literally pouring Hebrides, Pesticides in our streams and our lakes. One Dace Minnow fish can have several hundred eggs. One female has no fewer than 2 distinct spawning periods during one season.

   Some other Michigan minnows are Horn-headed Chub, Creek Chub, Steel-colored shiner, Common Shiner, Golden Shiner, Northern Red-bellied Dace, Blunt-nosed minnow, Fat-headed minnow, Stone-roller minnow. 

This is of great Economic Importance! Maybe the greatest one for the big lake is the smelt. This one is a big factor.


              Fishing Reports                                                           


Portage Lake:  1/13/18 -10 inches of ice plus reported, Some spearing shanties being put out in front of the launch. We had a lot of snow, but it gone now. 

Good ice on 99 % of  the lake. No slush, but 1" of snow. Quads and Snowmobiles are out there.  One was couple 100yds. from the channel, wow. Great fishing if you are in the right spot. 

     

Portage Lake 2,100 acres, has deep water access to Lake Michigan 10'-15' and has excellent sailing. It is located off M-22 in Onekama. Tw0 miles off U.S. 31. There is fishing for Pan Fish (excellent for Perch winter and spring), Northern Pike, Walleye, Small mouth and Large mouth Bass, fall run of Salmon, Brown Trout and Steelhead in fall and spring into the  doz.'s streams or brooks around it.


Bear Lake : 1/13/18-  Starting to go out there( safe ice )snowmobile  running the lake also  not heard of how  fishing been. No snow out there. 10" of good ice how.  More fisherman are going after those walleye's, pike and perch.


Bear Lake is about 1,744 acres, sailing and 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 steam running out of it on the east side.(The Little Bear Creek)


Google Map for Bear Lake


Bear Creek: 


Manistee Lake:  1/13/18-They are fishing over by Penny Park, walking over by Sengs, be careful out there.  Some nice nice pike being caught. Up to 40 inches. If you have never  been  out there , ask someone who has!


MANISTEE RIVER: 1/13/18-good brown and some steelhead fishing.

                                                                                                                                       

TIPPY DAM BACK WATERS

                                 

Crystal1/13/18 The whole lake is frozen. Some fishing going on by east side,by town.  Some open water on the west end.    


BETSIE RIVER: 1/8/18- We have a warm up! 


Google Map

1\13\18-Arcadia Lake, Glovers Lake, Lemon, Healy Lake,Chief Lake.


Arcadia Lake: Some spearing going on.  


Lemon Lake and Glovers lake:


Chief Lake: Ice is safe, Pike fishing great this time of year.  And bluegill.   


Healy Lake:  


Long Lake:   Walleye fishing is good, that evening bite!


Duck Lake:  


Platte lake:  


Green Lake: 1/13/18-  Some just starting to get out there.  They are going there how.

Platte River:  


For more area lakes check out Buc's Fishing Report

http://bucsfishingreport.com/



       In our Fishing Department, we have a good selection of fishing supplies. With new stuff coming in every week. I have some new smelt rigs! Five colors in size 10 with three hooks on each and 90- 180 LED lights. We have new custom glow getter perch jigs which are the hot new items (The Perch love them). Including six minnow tanks/ along with a bait cooler that houses minnow and other live bait selections; seasonally all year around.

Come see my custom fishing pole rack and trout fly display case, it has 1152 compartments. 

       Two Dams, Dozens of Lakes and Dozens of Streams that's within 25 miles of here. Lake Michigan is less then five miles as the crow flies. Nine pier heads into Lake Michigan to fish off of, all less then a 35 minute drive from here