Osborns Sport Shop

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WE ALWAYS GIVE THE BEST
MINNOW COUNT AROUND. 

MINNOWS and BAIT:

Shiners           1/doz.  $2.00


LIVE BAIT PRICES:

Wax Worms  3 /doz. $2.49

Bulk Wax Worms 250/11.00

Meal Worms  3 /doz. $1.29

Leaf Worms $2.89 #30

Night Crawlers $2.29 Doz.

Leeches $2.50 Doz.


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

              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 PLANT EATER. It is extremely hardy and lives well under crowded 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. Need some smarter people, do less get paid more.  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. 

     The traditioal lamprey pie for the Queen has to come from Canada for first time in centuries. The once plentiful lamprey in the UK is how protected by law. HOW let stop putting lampricide TFM into our water. It an estrogen agonist, magnitude of its effect is required. This is just for stream with 3-5 year cycles,  the one's here are Bi yearly.!!  Thanks MI.  New job , I don't know if it Doc. or fish.                                                                                                                                     


              Fishing Reports                                                           

Portage Lake Pier: 13 JUNE 18-   Walleye fishing not as good as last year. Loaded up on Rapala Shadow Rap Jerkbait Slow Sinking!

                                                                                                                                      Portage Lake:  13 JUNE  18 -  The fish have tail and they swim around, just have to find them. The east end for blue gill, and NNW of the green bouy could  that spot for perch. (SEE MY MAP)

     

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. Two miles off U.S. 31. There is fishing for Pan Fish, crappies (excellent for Perch All year round), Northern Pike, Walleye, Small mouth and Large mouth Bass, fall run of Salmon, late summer coho, Brown Trout and Steelhead in fall and spring into the  doz.'s small  streams or brooks around it, some can be fished.


Bear Lake : 13 JUNE 18- There is some panfish in there, look for any weeds.  Or that late night walleye trolling.  Look on the lake  you can see.


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)


Bear Creek:   13 JUNE  18-    Just need to stand in the right spot to hook up with them Browns, or a state fish.  Those pay spot are a good place to go. One by Johnson Road. One on Lahti Road, the  Hilliard there have cabins for rent. 231-362-3431.

   All the smaller streams are open,  Little Bear Creek at road crossings have trout in those culverts. Culverts hold  lots of fish and keeps them save.  They make some great fish habitat.  Lemon Creek, Beaver Creek, Cedar Creek, and Slagle Creek. These little one are  brushtafied,  in that were the fish are. Maybe Greens Creek.  Some Rapala #3 and Panther Martin#2 an#4 just in.                                                           Grasshopper flies or just a hook, worm, twig, floating through culverts carrying a stream that full of fish.


Manistee Lake:  13 JUNE 18-   Fishing  for  wallege off the west side, boat dock and shore line. With the perch in lake there.  Trolling  with big spoon for pike and coho salmon.


MANISTEE RIVER:   13 JUNE  18-   Warm weather should turn the Browns and Walleye fishing up two nock.  Floating down the river, and placing cast in the right spot!

                                                                                                                                       

TIPPY DAM BACK WATERS: 13 JUNE  18-  Boat fishing  along the shore line for Bluegill and rock bass. Leeches are good using a slip bobber off point's and drop offs.  Lots of small rainbow up at the other Dam! Trolling along the shore line

                                 

Crystal Lake13 JUNE 18-   There been some nice pike coming out there.  Rockbass, perch that order. Keep them all, take ice cold and alive.


BETSIE RIVER: 13 JUNE 18-  Summer time Brown, good eating.  Above and just below T-ville is some really good water. 


Google Map

13 JUNE 18-Arcadia Lake, Glovers Lake, Lemon, Healy Lake, Chief Lake. 


Arcadia Lake: Panfish


Lemon Lake and Glovers lake: Panfish


Chief Lake: Panfish   


Healy Lake: Panfish  


Long Lake:  Perch, and some good ones. One of the best walleye fishing in NW Michigan. No spearing.


Duck Lake:  Pike


Platte lake: Perch Walleye


Green Lake:  Perch  

Platte River: 13 JUNE 18- Look into my orbuculum.  Need independent organization that plant fish in streams, one's that said we can, not can't. That's one of best looking river around.   They could plant blacknose dace (food, any, more trout!) and browns, (any kind of trout) have it a flies only water?, two fish limit? NO LEAD!. From 31 to 31 or  Plate Lake up, (at the lamprey dam ) Need one.  If that was done it would be unprecedented for that little town, but it has seen it before. That actually real.  We need fish, independent fish stocker, of all streams and lakes. Pull your %$#% #@!& ^*& ^& ><: @SS.  Let's Git Er Done!!!


       




In our Fishing Department, we have a good slection of seasonal 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.  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. Cane Poles, Bobber, Hooks, the main stuff.

Come see my custom fishing pole rack and trout fly display case, it has 1152 compartments.  Some more nice flies coming in, hoppers, streamers, and drys.

       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.