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james_walleye

Opener on Osakis?

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james_walleye

Im going to be on Osakis in 2 weeks, just wondering how it opened up?

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joneshat11

james,

It sound from reports I've gotten it was really slow, but that's what I expected and that's why I went to Mille Lacs instead for opener. Will make out to Osakis next weekend and I will update with a report after the that.

Joneshat11

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Finlander

My sister and friends went to Osakis and all they caught was 8 pike and 1 bass.
Walleyes should start snappin around Memorial weekend!

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WalleyeGetter

I opened up the season on Osakis, Convience factor mostly because I have a cabin on the lake. Typically not a great opener lake. We did O.K. boating 2 walleyes one 17" on a shiner rig in 15' of water and one 22" on a suspending huskey jerk casting into the weeds by boss creek. Otherwise 2 boats 4 guys caught 15 or so northerns and a few other misses. Fished only Saturday because of the weather. Heading up again on friday, get some work done and try again.

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james_walleye

Any size at all to the northerns being caught?? Will just casting/trolling the weedlines do the trick? Any slab crappies shallow yet? Maybe the week we will be there, the week of memorial day might be a hot week?

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Aquaman01

My boy & I shore-fished Osakis for sunnies Friday, had bad boating Saturday, and hit the Mississippi on Sunday.

Fat crappies (or any, for that matter) weren't around where we were. Bass were starting to move in, though.Northerns were plentiful and shallow. Hard to reel in our sunnies Friday without having one take a swipe at it. Of course, come Saturday when they were legal - we didn't get any.

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fishinphilth

Slow! Only fished Saturday because too windy Sunday to even try. Water was only about 50 degrees on the surface. Caught 2 18" on 4 mile in about 9ft. and a few nice size bullheads in front of boss creek Saturday night. Northerns are a dime a dozen. One 6-7lb, the rest were 1-2lb. Walleyes should pick up by Memorial Day weekend. Water should be warmer, hopefully.

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Icerookie

Went out Friday night at midnight...anchored on the rock pile in 5 fow...caught 1 walleye - 22 in - at 1:00 am. Nothing else. Then caught a 16 in walleye on Saturday fishing near the rock pile but in a little deeper water - 12 feet. Caught that one saturday night at about 8:00 pm.

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Finlander

What I was told about the size of the pike were from 2-4 pounds.
Good eating size pike!
I have fished Osakis since 1968 and
if you want to catch pike in Osakis, troll #13 original floating Rapalas any color next to the weed beds and you will catch pike. Also thats where the walleyes are!
Good Luck!

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StrosLit31

Did anyone try fishing deeper water at all? I wasnt on Osakis for opener but we went to Lake Vermillion and all the walleyes were caught in 5' to 7' or from 28'to 36' of water. Going up to Osakis on Sat morning to give it a try for the first time this year. Just wondering if anyone had any luck in deeper water? any info would be nice. thanks

good luck fishin'

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joneshat11

Did well this weekend with trolling rapalas outside the weedlines. We ended up with 12 walleyes and 22 northerns. Hope this helps as we caught the walleyes both sides of the big lake.

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