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Thanks for the tip. Good information. I was searching environmental impact of zebra mussels and never found any of these links. I still find it a bit strange that despite knowing about their presence

Talking to a coworker that lives on the lake, it has been frozen over since last Saturday morning. Cloudy skies and below freezing temps all week so I suspect it has been making ice. Whether it's "saf

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How's the ice thickness in front of Holiday resort?

Haven't been by Holiday lately. There is a lot of traffic on Manthey's Bay and some truck traffic in the area around Buck Point, Battle Point and Schultz's Bay.

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Looks like Hwy 94 got re-routed through narrows on mantheys bay. Fish can't seem to get to the north end of lake anymore.

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Looks like Hwy 94 got re-routed through narrows on mantheys bay. Fish can't seem to get to the north end of lake anymore.

Yep, pretty crowded around there. That's why I don't fish Manthey's any more. Haven't for probably 10 years. Got out there early one day, nice day, and by the time I went to leave late afternoon I had a hard time working my way off the lake through all the vehicles, houses and tip ups. Plenty of fish else where.

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Anywhere from 8-11" of good ice. We are checking ice prior to moving around. I think it is time to go explore some less pressured areas on the lake as well. Found some crappies (had to pick through them) this afternoon and eyes tonight on shiners.

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Anywhere from 8-11" of good ice. We are checking ice prior to moving around. I think it is time to go explore some less pressured areas on the lake as well. Found some crappies (had to pick through them) this afternoon and eyes tonight on shiners.

Thanks for the report.

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Fished Osakis Friday and Saturday before getting too sick from a cold.

Anyways alot of car/truck traffic all over the lake.

Ice was 12" where we cut holes on the north end.

Fishing was slow for walleye's as we only caught 2.

One was 21"! Alot of small crappies too small to keep.

Next time! grin

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yes, one tons are driving out now. and lots of small crappies and sunfish. Have to do some searching to find some nice fish.

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I will let you going up there tommorow.

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As of last week they slowed down a bit, but I was still able to bring home a meal of nice fish (saturday). They are definitely down there, just a matter of getting them to bite. I fished with my aqua vu... constant fish swimming through, most of them wouldn't even look at the bait no matter what i was using. Lots of small crappies around, you can pick up a few decent ones early morning and before dark. Good luck! Keep us posted how you do, I've been debating going back one of these days.

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Bite might have slowed down some but still catching plenty of fish this past weekend. Haven't been out this week yet. Constantly marking/seeing fish just a matter of getting em to bite. Caught biggest crappies 12am-2am this past weekend. Forgot camera or would have had pics.

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Was up on Osakis Sunday to catch some panfish for a fish fry only to catch 6 for the bucket as alot of small ones kept the pike active where we were fishing.

We could see pike attack our shiners below the ice as were were lowering the bait which was cool to watch!

Ended up keeping 5 pike from 5-3lbs. Cleaned them all with no bones.

Good eating there! full-983-29296-image.jpg

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All crappies over the deeper holes are small.

7-8" max!

Most won't go back down the hole after getting the bends from any water deeper than 25'.

Quit fishing the deep water and fished Mantheys Bay where you can catch both bluegills and crappies in 17-18' of water where the bigger crappies are. Plus some bluegills we caught were 8-9".

Good Luck!

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Just got back 3 of us got our fish tough conditions but they are there just takes a little coaxing to get them to go. Got a mixed bag of gills and crappies. We didnt hole hop as much being the conditions we bascially anchored down in the traps once we found fish. Boy is there going to be a nice year class of crappies in a couple years. grin

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about 16-18 ft cut some holes when you find them there stacked.

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Not sure we usally get our fish during the day. I would assume there would be a good crappie eye bite in the evening good luck!

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Yes there is a night bite there, but crappie size is the same!

Go to the rock piles for walleye evening/nite bite. grin

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Fished osakis fri sat and Sunday went thru 5 tanks of gas on auger all dinks in bay by head of the lakes found big crappies by the rocks and nice sun fish in millers bay

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Making my maiden voyage to Osakis this weekend to fish with some family. Would love to get some tip ups to go off with a walleye or two or some slimers. I have a GPS unit with a lakemaster chip. Anyone give me some ideas on where to possibly start? I have 0 problem with putting in the work and drill a bunch of holes, just looking for a decent place to start. Any info would be awesome. Thanks

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Getting some eyes off breaks around Coon and Battle Points and on the rocks. Northerns seem to be plentiful just about anywhere from 10 feet till 18.

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