Lake Osakis -
Just 125 miles N.W. of Minneapolis off Interstate 94, offers an
unexcelled variety of fishing and ranks among the top ten fishing
lakes in Minnesota. The 11 mile long lake with its sandy shoreline,
many bays, points, sunken islands and bars, harbors largemouth bass,
abundant northern pike, a healthy stock of walleyes, and some of the
largest sunfish and crappie caught in the state.
Lake Osakis has a reputation as a productive walleye fishery with a
tremendous walleye population. It is not uncommon to catch trophy
size walleyes in the 8 lb. range and up each year, yet the numbers
of smaller walleye in the 12 to 15 inch range are plentiful, which
ensures that the lake will continue to have great walleye fishing
for years to come. The walleye is the most sought after fish in
Minnesota. Its thick, white fillets, handsome shape and coloring,
and elusive nature make it the ultimate prize among anglers.
Northern pike - The northern is one of the easiest fish to
catch, because it so willingly bites lures or bait. Set your hook on
a northern and you are in for the fight of your life. Trophy
northern over 20 lb. have been caught recently.
Sunfish/Bluegill/Pumpkinseed & Black Crappie - The lake is
well known for its abundance of quality slab size bluegill and
crappie. The average bluegill in Minnesota is 4"-8" in length, and
the average crappie in Minnesota is 6"-8" in length. But on Lake
Osakis, it is possible to catch a trophy bluegill exceeding 11" in
length, or a trophy crappie exceeding 15" in length. It is one of
the few lakes in Minnesota that consistently yields large bluegill
and large crappie.
Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass - Excellent bass habitat
sustains a largemouth and smallmouth population with many in the 1 -
3 pound range caught with fish over 6 pounds reported. Largemouth
bass with their jolting strikes and wild airborne leaps, are an
exciting fish to catch.
Bullhead - Grow big here. Catching bullheads are what many anglers come to the lake to
|Major forage: perch, lake
shiners, ciscos and juvenile panfish.
Spring and Fall fishing is great!
The fish are aggressive with the
action being fast and furious. Most
of the resorts are also open for the
Spring and Fall action and have
everything you need to make a
successful fishing trip. No matter
what time of year you fish Osakis,
you will discover why the lake rates
in the top fishing lakes of
Minnesota! Come and see for yourself
why Lake Osakis is a fisherman's