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WalleyeGetter

Advise on Osakis Cappies

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WalleyeGetter

I am heading up to osakis on friday to chase some crappies. I have a cabin on the north end just north of the battle point access and have fished up there earlier this year. I should be out on the ice on later that 4p.m. Does anybody know what depth to set up in this time of year for an evening/night bite. Earlier in the year we found the crappies in about 55 feet of water just north of coon point and did very well in the mid morning hours and daytime. But had a hard time finding them in the evening. Advise Anybody? Thanks in advance

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joneshat11

walleyegetter,

your right with the 55' during the day but after night falls, check out the corner turns in coonhaven bay at about 34' of water. Its has been turning out 12-15inch crappies. The later you stay the better the fishing gets so plan on staying till midnight. waxes and euro larva are work best with small minnows second best. They bite very, very light on the waxes though.

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Would like to try that Coonhaven Bay, but Dont know the Lake very well. What is the best way to get there? Thanks, Charles

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joneshat11

there is a access just east of the bay you can get there from, also you can drive across from battle point.

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WalleyeGetter

JC Coonhaven bay is on the west side of the lake north of the battle point access in the narrows. my cabin is on coonhaven bay, brown W/ white trim and a big deck out the front. I'll be out there this weekend, look for a purple portable and I have a duck's unlimited polaris 4-wheeler in wetlands camo and there will be a guy with me that has a blue polaris 4-wheeler. We will be fishing in that area all weekend. Thanks joneshat for the info, I fished out there earlier this winter but did not have that good of luck.

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joneshat11

there's pretty close to 3' of ice so'll you'll have a long time before you need to worry of ice thickness.

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fireman182

Is the ice good enough to drive a 4x4 pickup across from the access? I was thinking of coming out there Saturday afternoon. If I came a bit earlier, is there any good gill action around that area also?

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NELS-BELLS

Walleyegetter- Any luck with the Crappies last weekend? I'm heading up Fri. for the evening bite. Any advise would be appreciated. depth, etc.
Nels

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