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- 

Perch  Minnows

Walleye Minnows:

Wax Worms 

Pre-tied Spawn Eggs (non-floating):

One Dozen $2.50

One Dozen $5.00 or $.50 Each

Three Dozen $2.49 or 250 for $12.95 

   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 


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: 13 JUNE. 2021- 100'- 125'for LAKE TROUT, KINGS maybe a COHO.

Portage Lake: 13 JUNE. 2021- Great Fishing.

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: 13 JUNE. 2021-Great Fishing.

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: 13 JUNE. 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. Brook Trout(state fish)???


Manistee Lake: 13 JUNE. 2021-   

Manistee River: 13 JUNE. 2021- Fishing better up at Dam 2.                                                                                   

Manistee Piers: 13 JUNE. 2021- Great fishing, look out for the win

                                           d.                                                Tippy Dam Back Water: 13 JUNE. 2021- FISHING Go for a Pike or A MUSKIE!!!!!


Crystal Lake: 13 JUNE. 2021.  

Betsie River: 13 JUNE. 2021- A few Trout are in there, spring run.

Google Map

13 JUNE. 2021- Arcadia Lake, Glovers Lake, Lemon, Healy Lake, Chief Lake. 

Arcadia Lake: .    

Lemon Lake and Glovers lake: 

Chief Lake:   


Healy Lake:  

Long Lake: 

Duck Lake: 

Platte lake:

Little Platte Lake:    

Green Lake: 

Platte River: 

Wellston Lakes:  


Big and Little Glen:    

How to filet- Pike 

How to filet- Burbot