Osborns Sport Shop




  Tuffy minnows             1/doz.  $2.50

  Walleye Minnows          1/doz.   $4.00

  Creek Chub                  1/doz.  $10.00

  Suckers                       1/doz.  $10.00

  Wiggler                       1/doz. $1.25 - 100 $8.00( 4 Sept. 19 in stock)

  Wax worm                   3/doz. $2.49

  Wax worm                   250 $1100

LIVE BAIT PRICES:                                                                        Worms-  30# $3.00

  Baby crawler- 18 pack $3.00 (in bedding)

  Night crawler- 12 pack $3.00 (in bedding)

  Night crawler- 24 pack $4.50 (in bedding)

  Night crawler-50 pack $10.00(in bedding & cooler)

  Night crawler-100 pack $20.00(in bedding & cooler)

  Night crawler-500 pack $75.00(in bedding & cooler)

  Night crawler- Flat $55.00


      Call Dan for a fishing report:  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, Northern 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. They eat to many of them.? HOW let stop putting lampricide TFM into our water. It an estrogen agonist, magnitude od its effect is required. This is just for stream with 3-5 year cycles,  the one's here are Bi yearly treated.!!   

   I hope they are not sending my queen lamprey out of lampricide waters.

                                                                                                         CWD, oh yes let test water for (glyphosate) roundup that our deer are dying to get a drink.  I  personally don't trust them.  They have been known to use dirty tools to test!!!!  What about the fish?  There is going to be, a lot of hungry wild Black Bears this year!!!                                                                                                                               

              Fishing Reports  


Portage Lake Pier: 30 AUG. 2019-  Good perch fishing.

Portage lake: 30 AUG. 2019-  Good number of fish being hooked. Some are getting 25 fish.  Minnows works great. Some are getting 4-6 doz. and one guy said the fishing slow!


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 :30 AUG.. 2019-  Some walleye, and a few perch. Not too many boats out lately.

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

Bear Creek:30 AUG. 2019- Salmon are in!!


Manistee Lake: 30 AUG. 2019-  

Manistee River: 30 AUG.. 2019- Some walleyes.  Lots of good hole.  The dam is a good place to go. Salmon are in!!!           

                                                                                                 Manistee Pier: 30 SEPT. 2019- Some Perch, north pier. Walleyes have been doing great after and before dark. Salmon are in!




Crystal Lake: 30 AUG 2019- Fishing good.

BETSIE RIVER: 30 AUG 2019- Lots of fish cops!!! 

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30 AUG. 2019 -Arcadia Lake, Glovers Lake, Lemon, Healy Lake, Chief Lake. 

Arcadia Lake: The water is up like in 1973.     

Lemon Lake and Glovers lake: Great fishing.

Chief Lake:  Great pan fish, small pike lake.

Healy Lake: Bluegills.

Long Lake: Best walleye lake around.

Duck Lake: 

Platte lake:  Perch and walleyes

Little Platte Lake: 

Green Lake: 

Platte River:  What a great river!!!!   What was that virus that killed off the fish in the 60's?!  It was in the Hatchery, newspaper wrote about it? At the same time the salmon egg where brought in.

Wellston- Lakes: good pan fish.


   In our Fishing Department, we have a good selection 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 on some live bait. All year around. Cane Poles, Bobber, Hooks, the main stuff.

  Come see my custom fishing pole rack.  Trout, perch rods 6' to 14'.  Trout fly display case, it has 1152 compartments. Getting more all the time.  Lots of nice  flies coming in, hoppers, streamers, egg sucking leeches, and drys flies.

       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.