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Fishing Osakis 1st time - 06-08 thru06-14

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Hi, My sons and I will be fishing Osakis for the first time. We are staying at Sunfish resort. We have a boat and GPS. We would like to catch some walleyes but our primary interest is catching fish...any kind. Any pointers anyone can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!
Richard Flannery

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mnwild

I will be up the that weekend 13th through the 15th staying at Linwood resort/campground. A good spot to try would be Battle Point, there is a rock pile in about 8 ft of water that usually hold a few fish. I know the Northerns have been doing pretty good along the weed lines. That is about all I can tell you, wish I had more.

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mnwild

here is the report that was in the star and trib this morning:
Lake Osakis/ Walleye action is picking up during the day in 16 to 20 feet on the tops of the bars; live-bait rigs, golden shiners and leeches are working. Good northern bite on weedlines all over the lake. Crappies are on the spawning beds on warm days and hitting crappie minnows and small jigs. Sunfish can be found in Miller's and Town bays; try angle worms, waxworms and small jigs.
hopes this helps somewhat.


[This message has been edited by mnwild (edited 06-04-2003).]

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StrosLit31

Lazy Ike if you give me your e-mail i could set you up with some GPS coordinates for the bars and flats on Oaskis. I have lake master software.

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Hi StrohsLight31, Thank you for your very kind offer. My email address is dflan1@aol.com. However, our resort sent me 100 plus GPS points. They are already loaded in the GPS. Thanks for your offer. If you think your data would help, I'd be glad to have it. THANK YOU!!!
Lazy Ike

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StrosLit31

you should be good to go with 100 gps spots. good luck!!

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E.Martin

StrohsLight:
Are you from the Osakis area?

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mnwild

Is anyone else going to be fishing on Osakis next weekend, June 14th and 15th?

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fishinphilth

I'll be up there this weekend. I'll let you know how we did. There is going to be a lot of traffic the 14 and 15 with the tournament going on. I advise you to stay out of there way, because I guess I got in the way one year and they didn't like that too much. Even though it is a public lake. Your best bet is to go for the sunnies and crappies.

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mnwild

Finlander,
Thanks for the reassurance about being able to fish anywhere on Osakis.

Strohslight,
My buddies parents use to own a cabin on Battle point which I think it is buy Sunfish resort, sold that and bought a house right down the street from the launch in town. They are also the owners of Just Like Grandma's. I just cant wait till next weekend to fish up there.

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mnwild

Finlander,
thanks for the reassurance about being able to fish Osakis as usual and they are use to the non- tourny fisherman

Strohslight31,
My buddies parent use to own a cabin on Battle point which I think is right over by Sunfish. The sold that 2 years ago and bought a house right down the street from the launch in town. They are also the owners of Just Like Grandma's in town.

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james_walleye

This is why i enjoy night fishing so much, dont have to worry about tourney boats, recreational boats, and a ton of other fisherman. When we were on Osakis last week i think by 10:30pm it looked like we were the only ones on the lake. Not only that but we were also pounding the walleyes.

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Mnwild; My email address is dflan1@aol.com. If you email me yours, I will email you a blow by blow of our week. I can send it Wed or Thur nite...your choice. Thanks for your help.
Lazy Ike

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Hi Mnwild, My email address is dflan1@aol.com. If you email me yours, I will send you a blow by blow of our week on Wed. or thur nite....your choice. Thanks for your help.
lazy ike

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mnwild

yeah I knew there was a tournment going on that weekend. About staying out of their way, your right it is a public lake so they can watch out for other boat like I will be. Im not going to fish in different areas because of that.

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Finlander

Had some of the best fishing for walleyes when the Lions tounament was going on.
I wasn't in the tournament at the time, but I would have placed in the money for sure!
The next year I fished the Lions tounament and couldn't catch a cold! Go figure!
Witnessed some retired ma and pa catch a 27" eye amongst the tournament boats all in awe of them. Then they drop the fish in the bottom of the boat. Then they tried to release it but the damage was already done, the walleye was belly-up in the water!
Nobody from the tourny dared to retrieved that walleye, but they all thought about it!
Go fish as usual on Osakis, the tourny fisherman are used to all of the non tournament fishermen there.
I'll be there but not in the tournament!
Good Luck!

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StrosLit31

E martin, I live south of the cities but have a cabin on the east side of the main lake by sunfish resort off of hwy 37. how about you?

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darmstadter

i stayed at sunfish this time last year and about 1/2 mile straight out from the resort i slaughtered the small mouth. the guy who runs the resort will show you where and he puts on a nice little fish fry every sat. night. good luck

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E.Martin

Strohslight,
I grew up between Osakis and Long Prairie near intersection of Hwy 27 & Hwy 11. My parent still live up there, but I live northwest of the cities. Sounds like you make it up there quite often...What do you fish out of. I fish a 1785 Mille Lacs Yarcraft. I'm going to try and fish Friday.

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mnwild

Lazy Ike,
I emailed my email address, I wont be going up there until this Friday, ao hopefully hear from you by Thursday

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