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Channon L McKibben

Fish Kill at Osakis???????

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Channon L McKibben

Our family is planning it annual trip to Osakis this year next week, I just checked the board and found about the fish kill! I was wondering if anybody had heard anything of fish on the lake if there has been a significant change in the fishing conditions

Any info would be great!

Thanks
Channon

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PIPES

Hello, I am new here too. I just found this site the other day, seems to be pretty o.k.

About the fish kill, I don't think it was as bad as the media and everyone thinks. I was just up there last weekend and you would never know anything happened. From what I understand from the DNR it wasn't very many fish(he didn't say a number though). They say it was oxygen defishincy tongue.gif but he seemed to hint at maybe something else caused it but they didn't get the "samples" to the lab fast enough and they had maggots on them so they couldn't do any toxicolgy tests.
The fishing seemed to be just fine, better than I have done all summer as a matter of fact. Crappies are starting to school a bit though that probably has slowed because of the heat. Most people seemed to be doing ok with sunnys. The walleyes are still deep but seem to come up after dark to feed. Like I say that was a week ago after some cool weather so things probably have slowed a bit.

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Welcome to Fishingminnesota!...glad you found us.

As Pipes mentioned, the low O2 problem was pretty small in the grand scheme of big water like Osakis. It's significant if you're on or near the shore where it happens...but it's big water, and there are still plenty of fish. Also, as pipes reported, panfishing and walleyes are starting to turn on to fall patterns...cool spell coming this weekend...always good opportunity for better bites!

good luck and good fishing!

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Channon L McKibben

Excellent, that is great to hear! Love this site there is some excellent reading and information.

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