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 a new and improved selection of Hali and Tungsten Jigs.

   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, steelhead, crappie 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 that are all hand made.

   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, including current stock- 

updated January  2021

Perch Shiner Minnows:

Blue Shiner Minnows:

Golden Minnows:

Sucker Minnows:

Wax Worms:

White Spikes:

Red Spikes:

Rainbow Spikes (Red, White, Blue):  

Mixed Assortment (Wax Worms, Red/ White Spikes):

Meal Worms:


Pre-tied Spawn Eggs (non-floating):

One Dozen $2.50

Two Dozen $5.00 or $.50 Each

One Dozen $10.00 or $.90 Each

One Dozen $12.00 or $1.00- $3.00Each

Three Dozen $2.49 or 250 for $12.95 

Three Dozen $1.89 or $12.95 for 1000

Three Dozen $1.99 or $12.95 for 1000

Three Dozen $1.99 or $12.95 for 1000

Three Dozen $1.99 or $12.95 for 1000

50 for $1.50 or $11.50 for 500

One Dozen $1.25 or $8.00 for 100

One Dozen $2.89

   If you need bulk bait for any reason, please let us know in advance. So we can have the inventory you need for whatever trip you have planned. We are always proud to give the best minnow counts around.

Rental Equipment -  
a signed waiver and credit card are required 

Ice Spud

Fishing Spear with Decoy

Hand Auger 6"

Ion Electric 8" Auger

Jiffy Gas Auger 10"

Shappell FX200 flip over Two Man Shanty

Mr. Heater Little Buddy

Under Water Fishing Lights (Two Styles)

$5.00 for Eight Hours

$10.00 for Eight Hours

$5.00 for Eight Hours

$35.00 for Eight Hours

$25.00 for Eight Hours

$15.00 for Eight Hours

$5.00 for Eight Hours (propane not included)

$5.00 a Day

We're always proud to give the best minnow counts around.

    - Local Fishing Report -

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

Lake Michigan: 2 FEB. 2021- Lot of ice.

Portage Lake: 2 FEB. 2021-  10" PLUS  off boat launch in Onekama. Middle of lake Has up to 8 ". We can't recommend going out on 50% of the lake only walking, west end I Found 3" spot . SEE IN STORE MAP.

Portage Lake Info: 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/ Large mouth Bass, fall run of Salmon, late summer Coho, Brown Trout/ Steelhead in fall and spring time. There's dozens of small streams and brooks around it, some can be fished. There's much weed killer put into the lake to combat fertilizer enrichment from Septic Tanks, in which damaged natural vegetation and aquatic life, and our fisheries..

Bear Lake: 2 FEB. 2021- Whole Lake has 9- 10" plus of fishable ice. They're catching a few walleyes. SEE IN STORE MAP.

Bear Lake Info: 1,744 acres, great for sailing, 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 stream running out of it on the east side.(The Little Bear Creek).  It was one of the top ten walleye lakes in MI. Needs fix-in. In the last 50 year plus nothing been done to to make it great again. They do a great cover-up.

Bear Creek: 2 FEB. 2021- 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. Could be giving her ichthyophonus disease with that mast going down river. They're not concerned about the base fish, the Creek Chub and Black Nosed Dace. Michigan greatest fishing river is taking a back seat. Ecosystems of the creek are in shambles from the bugs to the birds.


Manistee Lake: 2 FEB. 2021- The fishing is just starting, with this super cold coming it going to be great!!   

Manistee River: 2 FEB. 2021- Catching Steelhead with bobber and spawn bags. COLD!!!                                                                                                 Manistee Piers: 2 FEB. 2021- ICE! 

                                                                                           Tippy Dam Back Water: 2 FEB. 2021- FISHING? Plant some walleyes not catfish!!! Go for a Pike or A MUSKIE!!!!!


Crystal Lake: It has ice on 50% of the lake last Friday. By this Sunday maybe 99%.  Ice has been there the longest in just SE corner.

Betsie River: A few Trout are in there.

Google Map

2 FEB. 2021- Arcadia Lake, Glovers Lake, Lemon, Healy Lake, Chief Lake. 

Arcadia Lake: Good ice on most parts.    

Lemon Lake and Glovers lake: 2 FEB. 2021- 8 inches of ice. Great panfish with a few big pike, good fishing in general.

Chief Lake: 2 FEB. 2021- 8 inches of ice. Catching lots of pike with some bluegill and crappie. See Lake regulations for pike limit and size. 


Healy Lake: 2 FEB. 2021- 8 inches of ice, and they're catching bluegills.

Long Lake: Best walleye lake around!!! North side or South.

Duck Lake: PIKE!

Platte lake: Good Ice!

Little Platte Lake:    

Green Lake: 2 FEB. 2021- Great Smelt lake. Good Luck.

Platte River: PLANT MORE FISH!!! 

Wellston Lakes: 2 FEB. 2021- 8 inches of ice.  


Big and Little Glen: Perch. Ice on little    

How to filet- Pike 

How to filet- Burbot