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Mike89

Little O really lost the ice today!!!!!!!  won't be long now!!!!

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BobT

Drove past Osakis on my way home this evening and it is pretty much ice free. 

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Dash 1

Anyone been on Osakis recently? Thinking of heading there tomorrow and looking for any recent reports. I just need a day on the water to relieve the stress. 

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Dash 1

Made it out on Wednesday. Water temperature around 65. Not real busy on lake and fishing was decent. Managed a 16 and 19 inch walleye. Lots of little bites on crawlers, perch and sunnies. Better with leeches, but the bait shop I went to only had small and large and the large were too small to me. Need to find some jumbos somewhere. Any ideas?? 

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srlmn

was on the big O June 1st and 2nd.....lots of pike.....everywhere...no skill needed........some overs.....some slots...and lots under......  found one eye off 1/2 mile.......reports of panfish going off docks.....in shallow....sorting needed but limits to be had.  

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Sunnies and Crappies in shallow off docks...confirmed......lots of sorting....but lots of fun for kids, and grandpa's,  and can get some meals....recommend getting a stick to the size you want them to keep....burn through lots of bait...but cheap fun for all...and some nice ones mixed in.....

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BobT

Was out on Osakis yesterday evening on some midlake humps using 1/4oz jigs with leeches in the hopes I could find a few cooperative walleyes. I was getting pestered by what I thought were perch stealing my leeches. I'm a slow learner so it took too long for me to finally downsize my presentation until my dozen leeches were nearly gone. I finally downsized to 1/8oz digs and caught fish. It was 10" sunnies that were stealing my bait. Once I figured that out, I grabbed my crappy/sunny rod with a flu-flu jig and proceeded to have a pretty good time catching sunnies. I had a container of crawlers with me and just cut them up to tip the jig. Kept five for a meal but could have easily filled out. 

 

They were near the bottom in 18' of water.

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Borch

We were out Thursday and found nice gills in 15-21 fow.  Some schools on the bottom and others cruising 10-12 feet down.

 

Caught several eyes in 11-15 feet of water but all were small.

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Borch

Funny how fast things change on Osakis.  Gills are off the midlake bars and back in shoreline weeds. 

 

Tried Reno for the morning and found a few smallmouth, gills and a lonely 16" walleye.  Guess there's a good bass bite and a weededge bite for eyes.  Just wasnt going Friday morning. 

 

Slow fishing but still managed a couple fresh meals of fish.  Still a good day in my book.  :)

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