Sanford Sport Shop has Deer Feed

IMG_0335Sanford Sport now has deer feed for sale for your convenience at a competitive price. We have beets, apples, corn and beets along with all your hunting needs.


We have DNR licenses, live bait , fishing supplies, and all your party needs.


Hope your youth hunt and early doe season was successful .



  • Early Antlerless Firearm: Sept. 20-21
  • Liberty Hunt: Sept. 20-21
  • Independence Hunt: Oct. 16-19
  • Archery: Oct. 1 – Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 – Jan. 1
  • Regular Firearm: Nov. 15-30
  • Muzzleloading:
    • Zone 1: Dec. 5-14
    • Zone 2: Dec. 5-14
    • Zone 3: Dec. 5-21
  • Late Antlerless Firearm: Dec. 22 – Jan. 1

Sanford Dam fishing has picked -up



Wixom Lake: Anglers are catching crappie, pike and gills with waxworms, minnows, and crawlers. Bass have been good and pike are just starting to bite on pike suckers.

Sanford Lake: Anglers are catching crappie, pike and Bass, with some seing Northern Muskie chasing their lures

Sanford Dam: Anglers are catching crappie, pike and catfish on minnows, and crawlers. There is good water flow and cooler water should bring walleye into the river below the dam

Saginaw Bay: Anglers did find a few walleye in 14 feet off the Saganing Bar and out near Buoys 1 & 2 but they are still working hard to find fish. One boat trolling off Finn Road caught a couple walleye. A few perch were caught south of Pinconning off Gambil’s Marina and near the mouth of the Quanicassee River however be ready to sort out the small ones. Fishing was slow from Quanicassee to Caseville. Goose and teal hunters outnumbered fishing boats.

Saginaw River: Shore anglers in the lower river caught catfish, freshwater drum and a few bass.

17th Annual Northern Pike Sanford Open


We’re pleased to announce that the 17th Annual Northern Pike Sanford Open is set forSaturday, May 17, 2014 at Sanford Lake Park. Check-in time runs from 5:30 to 6:30 AM and weigh-in is at 2 PM. More than $2,000 in prizes will be given away; first place is guaranteed a prize of $1,000. The Merchant Raffle follows weigh-in. Click here to register and to review tournament rules. Other details:

  • $60 entry fee for each two-person team
  • Cash and plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Total Weigh of Northern Pike (limit four per team)
  • Johnson Door Gold Cup Award for Big Fish
  • Plaque for Big Walleye
  • Free tackle packs for kids under 16 years of age who enter the tourney
  • Food and drink will be available on site
  • Free Big Fish Mount donated by Touch of Nature Taxidermy




To register for the 17th Annual Northern Pike Sanford Open, set for Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Sanford Lake Park, click here.

Clicking that link will open a .pdf copy of the registration form and rules which you can then print, fill out and mail to us. All details are included in the form. (Note: If you want to save the .pdf file to your hard drive, right click the link above and choose ‘Save As’.

For more information, contact Terry Burns at 989-465-6218 or


sportshop 001The size of panfish being caught on Sanford Lake have been bigger than the past several years. This 2 pound bluegill came out of Sanford this year.

Sanford Lake Bass Club 2013 Open

Sanford Lake Bass Club 2013 Open Tournaments are:
Wixom Lake – DNR ramp -June 8th
Sanford Lake – Midland County Park – July 27th
Check-in 5:30 AM morning of tournament \
Any Questions call: Gary Yarbrough (989)614-1194 or Tim Bala (989)513-7263.