Published May 02, 2012, 12:00 AM

Bright lights looming Saturday

Fishing contest will draw bowfishing to Lake Osakis

By: Amy Chaffins, The Osakis Review

This weekend, Osakis VFW Post 7902 is hosting a Rough Fish and Bullhead Fishing Contest on Lake Osakis.

On Saturday, May 5, anglers will be in the area fishing from noon to 4 p.m.

Then, later that night, a Bowfishing Rough Fish Contest will run from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Bowfishing involves anglers using large spotlights in shallow water and a bow and arrow to catch rough fish, like carp.

Event organizers wanted to alert residents beforehand that the lights out on the lake Saturday night are part of the contest.

The fishing contests are a fundraiser for the Osakis Armed Forces Memorial project.

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