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Rick G
45 minutes ago, smurfy said:

I went up to see Mike89. drove around the west side of the lake. man oh man where there a pile of houses an people out in front of head of the lakes resort.

Its been incredibly busy this winter, thats for sure

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smurfy

I've only been on that lake twice that I remember. Both in late fall and I don't remember where actually. What I found odd was the further to the West end of the lake the less activity there was.

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IceHawk
2 hours ago, smurfy said:

I've only been on that lake twice that I remember. Both in late fall and I don't remember where actually. What I found odd was the further to the West end of the lake the less activity there was.

Smurfy that N end is always busy in winter very productive area easy access. Been like that for over 30 plus years that I've fished it. Pretty consistent bite in the N bay every year unless they go on a freshwater shrimp kick then they can be tough to entice at times 😲 A bunch of untapped water on that S end but a few guys venture out there and find fish. Town bay area is generally a good spot as Millers bay. 

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mrpike1973

Went on Friday very slow bite moved around quite a bit on the north end. A little hard to get around with our little suv not being stuck but just trying to get where you wanted to.  Wife and I got 10 or so sunfish nice ones though 8-9 inches. used freshwater shrimp for the first time and worms a good time. 

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fishingstar

thinking about trying Osakis on Saturday. Can any one tell me how the shorelines are. We will be walking out but around here some of the landings are getting bad and are tough to get portables on them. 

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IceHawk

Shorelines are still intact I drove my Truck out last Friday from battle point. 

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fishingstar

Thank you 

 

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BobT

I was out off Battle Point two days ago. I don't drive my truck out anymore but the shore at the launch was fine. There was a slushy pool of water on the ice but it could be easily avoided.

 

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Borch

Ice is fading fast on Osakis.  Losing about an inch or so each day.  I would say it's down to 15-17" with 5-6 inches soft and water logged ice on top.  Some accesses are still good while others will require an 8' plank to get to the ice.

 

Bite has been fair to good for panfish.  They have started to make their shallow push but there are still guys fishing basin areas for crappies.

 

With the forecasted rain and wind tomorrow its gonna get iffy quick.  Be safe out there.  Think I might be done fishing until softwater starts.  Time will tell I guess.

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BobT

I put my ice gear away on Wednesday. Now I'm waiting for open water.

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nulmer10

If I'm looking to catch some bluegills right now, what types of areas should I be looking for? My dad hasn't fished for them in years and I would really like to show him a good time. 

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Kettle

Pencil reeds and sand along rip rap shorelines

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nulmer10

Are they in the pencil reeds or just off the edges? 

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BobT
10 hours ago, nulmer10 said:

Are they in the pencil reeds or just off the edges? 

Try both.

 

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Kettle

Although super old school to some and completely underestimated is cane pole fishing in the reeds for bluegills. It works really well 

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