• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Skeets

Anyone drivin out on Osakis?????

Recommended Posts

Skeets

I would not advise driving at all.
The ice is 8-10-12 inches AT BEST.
I wait till 2-3 feet or my wheels stay on shore. I personally don't have a extra couple thousand dollars to pay in fines.
It might also be hard to fish again if you are dead...think about it!

Good fishin' smile.gif
Skeets

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

I was wondering if anyone was driving out on Lake Osakis yet? Also, what is the ice conditions like up there? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Thanks Skeets for the comment. I drove out on the north side of the lake last weekend. We did fairly well, however, a lot of small walleyes, only 8 within the slot limit. This weather does help any. Thanks for the response.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
osakisresort

where exactly did ya catch the walleyes. i have been searching all over the lake the last 2 weeks for walleyes or crappies. Any suggestions? what depths are u in, and are they suspended? Any info would be great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Osakis Resort,
We were over by the Holiday resort off the shoreline in about 17-25 feet of water. The bottom was sandy and we were about 12-18" off bottom. A lot of small walleyes under 15 inches, but it was still fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
osakisresort

bigfishin20~
Thanks, ill have to check it out. Ive been fishing at smith lake the last week. Caught a bunch of crappies. Some good sized ones too. And a 7lb northern. Mostly in evenings. Any one else been catching fish in or around Osakis?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zimm

Osakis Report,
I have been on Osakis for the last three weeks. I spend about 3 nights a week sleeping out there and have had some success. The weekend was great, but the fish have moved as of the las two days. I only fish walleyes and am on a small hump. The low light times have been good, but the bes fishing has been late at night. Midnight - around 4 am. I am going to move my house deeper and will be looking around the 28-34 foot mark. Moon glows and small shinners have worked for me, but I always have my buckshot rattler in the water. I gave given angle eyes a fair shot this year, and haven't caught a fish on them yet. I am hoping that the NW Angle will be the ticket for Angle Eyes this weekend. I don't care if anyone fishes BY me, but I only need my girlfriend on top of me. Good Luck.
Zimm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
osakisresort

Zimm~
Hey, thanks for the help, i fished out in front of battle pt. last night, around those houses, in 24 ft. not a thing, i even droped the camera down and didnt see anything. are u fising the north end or south? I would love to find some fish and stay out, but dont have a house big enough. good luck. keep the info comin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zimm

Osakis Resort,
I will tell you exactly where I am over e-mail. Drop me a line.
[email protected]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Gone Out Fishin
      Thanks for lots of good info guys.  Sounds like if I do things right I can have fish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I'll try fishing that reef for some evening walleye. Bobber fish for some sunnies in the weeds.  @delcecchi, I catch enough Walleye in the summer that I really don't want to ask. I won't shy away from a bite. I'll check that little bay for crappies.  @vermilionfox, Wow that is a lot of location data. My PROP thanks you for the rock info!  Merry Go Round? I have another question regarding the Rusty Crawfish... are they a problem on the west side of the lake too? Bloody mini lobsters. I remember spending lots of time using orange for bass and walleye since they were a major food source. Been years since I've done that.  Gone Out Fishin
    • Parmer
      I don't think you will be able to run it on that generator. I have a yamaha 2000 and I have not tried it yet but from everything I have read you need 2800 watts to start the AC. All the 2018 ice castle fish houses are coleman mach 3 plus AC I think. 
    • BigVwalters
      The fishing was pretty decent over the weekend.  Walleyes were biting on rigs with leeches or crawlers. Caught 12 between Friday and Saturday with with 4 nice slotters.   Biggest being a 24".   
    • Borch
      Star Island in Cass Lake has remote, boat in primitive camping as well.
    • A Warrior
      Just returned from a successful trip on Kab.  Minnows did catch fish, but leeches were the ticket
    • Rick
      Angling regulations on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River in northern Minnesota would change under a proposal being considered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to reduce the number of walleye and sauger allowed to be kept in the winter on the lake, and on the river allowing only catch-and-release fishing for those fish in the spring.  “We recently went through a public process of updating the Lake of the Woods Fisheries Management Plan and identified several potential areas of concern with regard to current levels of harvest,” said Phil Talmage, Baudette fisheries supervisor. “That’s why we’re discussing these potential changes.” The proposed changes would reduce the aggregate limit of walleye and sauger in the winter to align with the summer regulations on Lake of the Woods, and make spring angling on the Rainy River catch-and-release for walleye and sauger. The changes would go into effect starting March 1, 2019. Anglers will see yellow signs at public water accesses around Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River later this month notifying the public of the proposal. Future news releases will provide the details of a formal public comment period during the fall, and will include ways to provide comment to the DNR on the proposal. For more information on Lake of the Woods management go to mndnr.gov/lakeofthewoods. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments on an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) prepared for the Tioga Recreation Area Mountain Bike Trail project in the city of Cohasset in Itasca County.  The city proposed construction of 30 miles of single-track mountain bike trail within the 500-acre Tioga Recreation Area. Facilities include trailhead, parking, signage, restrooms, picnic shelters, changing shelters and a bike repair station. Additional outdoor recreational opportunities include hiking and snowshoeing. The agency will take comments during a 30-day public review period from June 18 to July 18. A copy of the EAW is available online on the project page. A hard copy may be requested by calling 651-259-5126. The EAW is available for public review at: DNR library, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul. DNR northeast regional office, 1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids. Minneapolis Central Library, Government Documents, 2nd Floor, 300 Nicollet Mall. Duluth Public Library, 520 West Superior St., Duluth. Grand Rapids Area Library, 140 NE 2nd St., Grand Rapids. The EAW notice will be published in the June 18 EQB Monitor. The EQB Monitor is a biweekly publication of the Environmental Quality Board that lists descriptions and deadlines for environmental review documents and other notices. Written comments must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 to the attention of Bill Johnson, EAW project manager, Environmental Policy and Review Unit, Ecological and Water Resources Division, DNR, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4025. Electronic or email comments may be sent to [email protected] with “Tioga Recreation Area” in the subject line. If submitting comments electronically, include name and mailing address. Written comments may also be sent by fax to 651-296-1811. Names and addresses will be published as part of the EAW record. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      Efforts to increase the number of hunters and anglers in Minnesota will gain new focus with advice from a 15-member council that the Department of Natural Resources is establishing to zero in on hunter and angler recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3). Citizens can nominate themselves through Friday, June 22, to serve on the 10 open seats of the council, for two year terms, with meetings scheduled every three months. The council will work with and advise the DNR on R3 efforts, programs and potential partnerships that will benefit the recruitment of new hunters and anglers, the retention of current outdoor enthusiasts, and the reactivation of individuals who have not been active recently in hunting or fishing. Applications and more information on R3 in Minnesota can be found at mndnr.gov/R3. Any questions about this process, or the role of the R3 council, can be directed to James Burnham at [email protected] or 651-259-5191. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      Anyone with a 2018 Minnesota fishing or hunting license can receive a free camouflage and blaze orange Twins logo cap thanks to a special ticket offer online at mndnr.gov/twinsAs part of the Minnesota DNR Days partnership with the Twins, license holders can purchase a reserved game ticket online and receive a special Twins cap at these games:  Sunday, June 24, Texas Rangers, 1:10 p.m. Sunday, July 15, Tampa Bay Rays, 1:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, Oakland Athletics, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Kansas City Royals, 6:10 p.m. Ticket prices vary by game and seat locations are either in the Field Box or Home Run Porch sections. All ticket holders under this partnership will pick up their cap at the game. Instructions for purchasing tickets are at mndnr.gov/twins. Buy fishing and hunting licenses at any DNR license agent, online with a mobile or desktop device at mndnr.gov/buyalicense, or by phone at 888-665-4236. Mobile buyers receive a text or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Norway Lake, just west of New London, and Diamond Lake, southeast of Spicer, in Kandiyohi County. All connected waters from Norway Lake downstream to Lake Andrew will also be added to the infested waters list.  A boater on Norway Lake recently found an adult zebra mussel attached to a floating piece of Eurasian watermilfoil and filed a report using the GLEDN (Great Lakes Early Detection Network) app.  DNR invasive species specialists conducted a dive search and found a half-inch zebra mussel attached to a rock at the south end of the lake. Separately, a citizen contacted the DNR after finding an adult zebra mussel on a settlement sampler at the end of a dock on Diamond Lake. Settlement samplers are metal plates on which young zebra mussels may settle and attach, and can be used for monitoring. A third observant lake user reported two zebra mussels found at the west boat access on Diamond Lake. “Early detection is possible when people watch for aquatic invasive species and contact us when they find them,” DNR invasive species specialist Eric Katzenmeyer said. “Take a clear photo and keep the specimen, if possible, for DNR identification.” There are several ways to be a more observant lake user. Download the GLEDN app and use it to report invasive animals and plants. Build a settlement sampler plate, using instructions available here. Consider becoming a certified aquatic invasive species detector through University of Minnesota Extension or get engaged with lake or county monitoring programs. Whether or not a lake is listed as infested, Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to: Clean watercraft of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species. Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport. Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. Some invasive species are small and difficult to see at the access. To remove or kill them, take one or more of the following precautions before moving to another waterbody, especially after leaving infested waters: Spray with high-pressure water. Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least two minutes or 140 degrees for at least 10 seconds). Dry for at least five days. Zebra mussels can compete with native species for food and habitat, cut the feet of swimmers, reduce the performance of boat motors, and cause expensive damage to water intake pipes. People should contact an area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if they think they have found zebra mussels or any other invasive species that has not already been confirmed in a lake. More information is available at mndnr.gov/ais. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.