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Mr. Pike1

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Any reports from Owasso. I was planning on trying this body of water as it is close to home but due to the weather I hit an alternate lake for a few hours tonight. Any reports appreciated.

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toolgarage

There's about 12" of ice on the Eastern end of Owasso (by the public access). Many cars on the ice, but near shore. I've got a truck so I'm waitin' a couple more weeks. Many of the permenant houses were pulled with the rain the other day so they wouldn't freeze in.

Heading out there tomorrow to see about some eyes'.

Have not heard much about Owasso yet this year.

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Fishwonk

How's the pike fishing in general during ice season on Owasso? I've heard that it supports a decent population of nice pike. Do you need to search the flats, or are the weedlines better? There certainly seems to be an abundance of forage in the form of miniscule perch and panfish, this info gleaned from my only personal experience on the lake.

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Maximum12

Wonk, I don't know about ice fishing spots or habits, but I can verify there are some really nice pike in Owasso. We found them along the western shore on the steep drops in the summer, for what that's worth.

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timrek_11

I can't speak for the fishing, but I live near the lake, and the traffic on the lake has been crazy! Trucks are now driving all over the lake, so I am assuming there is plenty of ice. smile.gif

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sdghsdgj

i hear its a good crappie lake?

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bj1

alot of crappies but 0nly 6 inchers.and i mean alot of them.

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Mr. Pike1

Bj1, thank you for the report. My daughter who is 5 likes to go out on the ice with Dad but has a limited attention span. If I have an hour to kill I can bring by daughter the to catch a few 6"ers. I know late in the year I can take her to another little lake close to home were she can catch a gazillion 6" sunfish. You would think there might be a few bigger ones but maybe they are all stunted due to overpopulation and limited forage. I have also heard there can be a good walleye bite and some nice pike as well

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bj1

mr pike just go out 100 yards or so from the beach in 15-20 fow.they seem to start just before sundown and go for several hours. also possibility of big northern and the ocasional eye.

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toolgarage

Was out on Owasso yesterday off of the access on the East end by the beach, and caught 2 Red Lake sized crappies. One measured out at 12.5", and the other was 11". I've never caught more than a cold on that lake in the past for crappies, so it was a nice surprise.

Anyone have a good spot for catching larger pike on Owasso? All I ever seem to catch on that lake are axe handles...

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