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I am going to be fishing Osakis Sept 27, 28, & 29. I am new to the lake & I heard it is a good walleye lake. Does anyone know where some good fall spots are?
Thanks in advance!

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bob...scroll down and read some of the other osakis posts for some more ideas. fall fishing on the slough can be great. most anglers will concentrate on the bars and mid lake humps. worth checking the flats near the creek inlets and outlets too...current areas seem to attract chubs and shiners...great fodder for the feeding eyes.
you can get some great ideas lookin over the early spring posts on this board....

good luck and good fishing...

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I've never boat-fished Osakis, but I've sen lots of boats working the sand-bar/reef just southwest of Battle Point. There's a public access there with plenty of parking, too. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

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Watch out for ths duck hunters at that time!
And don't run through the main lake and scare off all of the ducks that raft in the middle of the lake! (Please!)
At that time of year the best place to fish for any type of fish is the north end from Battle point to Head Of The Lakes Resort!
Fish the point from Caugrens point to the public access for walleyes and sunfish.
Fish the east side of Lindberg point for slab crappies! Then when the sun goes down fish next to the docks at Holiday resort or Buck Point resort for slab crappies!
During the day try fishing for sunfish in front of the A-frame cabin just west of Holiday resort. Crappies can also be caught there!
There are no duck hunters on the north end of the lake to bother anyone, just to let you know!
Good Luck!

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