Published August 20, 2010, 12:00 AM

Osakis fishing report: Few fishing this week

Fishing has been successful in the Osakis lately, but there have been fewer anglers.

By: Heather Huwe, Intern Reporter, The Osakis Review

Fishing has been successful in the Osakis lately, but there have been fewer anglers.

Matt Wruck of Matt’s Bait in Osakis said he has noticed fewer visitors fishing in the Osakis area.

He said that locals are still finding many sunfish on the half-mile bar on Lake Osakis in about nine to 12 feet of water. Sunfish can also be caught in other areas of the lake in about the same depth, added Wruck. He mentioned that walleye fishing is not as popular as sunfish.

Those that have talked about walleye fishing in the area have suggested leeches in about 12 to 15 feet of water, he added.

An angler, who stopped in the bait shop the other day, told Wruck his best luck had been in about 10 to 12 feet of water using a large sucker minnow when fishing for northern.

Lake Osakis is more of a walleye and panfish lake and few people search for large and smallmouth bass in the Osakis area, said Wruck. Those netting bass had mentioned being successful with spinner and fake worm bait.

Wruck predicts fishing should pick up over the week with the weather cooling off.

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