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Sifty

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Sifty

I was planning on heading up on thur. and was wondering if there was any action on the panfish and where a guy would start? This will be the first time for myself and five year old and was hoping to get into some sunnies. Any info would be great. Also if someone could turn this heat down alittle.
Thanks Sifty

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Guest

you should call and talk to a local bait shop. i heard something about oxygen levels dropped and killed alot fish, mainly pan fish.

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ghotierman

There was quite a fish kill on Osakis last week. Lots of panfish, but also some bigger gamefish, northerns, bass, walleyes too. Rapid oxygen depletion seems to be the culprit, according to DNR fisheries. The heat didn't help either.

Still worth a try though. It's a big lake. Try small leeches or waxworms on the deep weed edges. Alot of weeds are dieing back (hence part of the O2 problem) Find some healthier looking ones in about 8-12 feet of water...panfish will be close at hand.

good luck and good fishing....

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915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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Boatlessinblaine

Ghotierman, I am planning a trip up to Osakis at the end of the month and was wondering how bad the fish kill was. Is it bad enough to be looking at a different lake?
I am bringing the missus up there and I want to make sure we get something. Any advice would be appreciated.

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ghotierman

Boatless, from the reports in the press, it was bad in places, but Osakis is still big water. Let's see how the weekend reports were...I'll check around a bit and post back...

Anyone on Osakis this weekend?...how did it go?....any thoughts to how much damage the low O2 did?

post your results here...thanks!

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915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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Was out on Osakis Sunday afternoon-caught 7 nice crappie (9"-13") on Half-Mile between 3 and 7 o'clock. Not a lot of fast action, but some quality fish. Tried a few other spots after dark, but couldn't locate any fish.

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Finlander

Sunfish are biting on the north end just west of Holiday resort in 20' of water.
My brother lives on the lake right there and has been watching people catching them from the kitchen window of our cabin!
Good Luck!!

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Finlander is right. Was at that spot, 10 feet deep, lots of 8+ inch sunnies. Didn't keep any though. Didn't feel like cleaning them.

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