Osborns Sport Shop

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   In our Fishing Department, we have a good selection of seasonal fishing supplies. With new stuff coming in every week. We have smelt rigs, including five colors in size 10 with three hooks on each. Custom Glow Getter perch jigs which are the hot new items (The perch love them). 

   Our shop has six minnow tanks, and bait cooler that houses minnows with other live bait selections. We'll have live bait seasonally the best we can; all depending on our our seasonal availability. Call the shop to know our selection week by week.

   Come see our custom fishing pole rack. It holds trout and perch rods from 6' to 14'. Our custom trout fly display case has 1152 individual compartments. Holding in the spaces are hoppers, streamers, egg sucking leeches, and various dry flies.

Two dams with dozens and dozens of lakes/ streams that're within 25 miles of here. Lake Michigan is less then five miles as the crow flies. Nine local pier heads off of Lake Michigan to fish. All of which are less then a 35 minute drive from the sport shop.

Live Bait Prices

Perch Minnows

Blue Shiner Minnows

Wax Worms

Night Crawlers

Pre-tied Spawn Eggs (non-floating)

Pre-tied Spawn Eggs (with floaters)

One Dozen $2.50

Two Dozen $5.00

Three Dozen $2.40 or 250 for $12.00

One Dozen $2.80 or Two Dozen for $5.20

One Dozen $2.89

One Dozen $3.29

We always give the best minnow counts around.

                            - Local Fishing Report -

Call Dan for a current fishing report:  (231) 889-3775

Lake Michigan: 14 OCT. 2020- Rainbows are are off shore.

Portage Lake: 14 OCT. 2020- Some Perch are biting. Walleyes or fall run steelhead off the pier. 

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. Put weed killer in there 3 time.

Bear Lake: 14 OCT. 2020- Need to plant some fish in there. All types.

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). SUWK  It was one of the top ten walleye lakes in MI. Needs fix-in. 

Bear Creek: 14 OCT. 2020- 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. The creek is really low right now. Could be giving Ichthyophonus disease with that mast going down river. They are not to concern about the base fish, the creek chub and black-nosed. Ecosystems of the creek is in shambles from the bugs to the birds.


Manistee Lake: 14 OCT. 2020-  

Manistee River: 14 OCT. 2020- Fall run of steelhead are in.         

                                                                                                  Manistee Piers: 14 Oct. 2020- Watch out for those waves. Pier's are a little low.

                                                                                           Tippy Dam Back Water: 14 OCT.. 2020- POOR FISHING. Plant some walleyes not catfish!!! Go for a Pike or A MUSKIE!!!!!


Crystal Lake: 14 OCT. 2020-

Betsie River: 14 OCT. 2020- 

Google Map

13 AUG. 2020- Arcadia Lake, Glovers Lake, Lemon, Healy Lake, Chief Lake. 

Arcadia Lake: The water is up like in 1973 and more.     

Lemon Lake and Glovers lake: Great panfish with a few pike, good fishing in general.

Chief Lake:


Healy Lake: Bluegills.

Long Lake: Best walleye lake around.

Duck Lake: 

Platte lake: Perch

Little Platte Lake:    

Green Lake:  

Platte River:  

Wellston Lakes:  


Big and Little Glen: Perch     

How to filet- Pike 

How to filet- Burbot