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I will be in a family fishing tournament this weekend (17-19). There will be 35 people or so. My daughter won last year with a 3.2lb northern. I am hoping you fine anglers from the area can give me hot spots, bait, colors, or any other ideas and hints for boating some big 'eyes or northerns. I am staying at Idlewilde Resort. Thanks for any help.

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Havin' Fun

Great choice for resort and lake. I spent many a childhood summers at that resort. Fishing hopefully will have picked up by than. I would start by fishing the point right out in front of Idlewilde resort. I believe they call it 1/2 mile bar. This is a good bet. Fish the 10-15 foot breaks first and if you don't find fish there, move deeper way off the far end. Like 20-25 feet.
Another spot to look too is the shore line right in front of the resort or in front of the resort on the other side of the break. This will be best if a stiff wind in pounding that shore which it always seams to do.
Look to the bull rushes on the breaks way up on the north side for crappies. And the pike will be on the break lines as well. I would fish golden shiners on a jig and hold on. Otherwise, pull a perch shad #7.

Hope this helps. I should be down there over Memorial day. Good luck.

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I have a cabin on the north side of Osakis. If you are looking for northerns town bay is the best place to find them. 3-7 feet of water and I use a spinnerbait or spoon. color depending on weather but they seem to be fairly active most of the time. I fish walleyes most of the time. It will really depend on the wind. On the main lake the typical spots will always be worth a try, 4-mile, johnsons bar, bauers bar, and any other of the main lake humps might be O.K. but they are always hit or miss. A good spot to try that time of year is moon bar on the north side of the south bay marked by 4 DNR floats. Especially if we have a south wind its usually produces anywhere between 14-22 feet depending on water temp. I'ts been colder that normal so you might have to get up into shallower water to find them. I typically use a plain hook rig with about a 6 foot snell and a shiner or chub. But bobber fishing has worked well for my neighrbor in the shallows over opener, 6 feet of water. On the north side narrows if we have a west wind the shoreline just north of the battle point access is always good for walleyes and northerns. Troll a spoon in shallow for northerns or rig a minnow a bit deeper for the walleyes but the wind has to be from the west. P.S. the rocks by moon bar hold smallmouth bass about that time of year. Good luck. Ill be out there that weekend in a green Lund pro-V with a 150 E.F.I merc or a white and blue 18 foot Warrior with a 90 Hp merc. let me know if there is any other questions.

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