Lake Osakis Area Featured on Fox Sports Net North Program "Fishing the Midwest" with Bob Jensen

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"The place to go to catch a wide variety of fish" is how Bob Jensen, host of "Fishing the Midwest" describes his visits to Lake Osakis during the program which first aired on February 19, 2011.

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Bob Jensen Fishing Lake Osakis

With all of the lakes that are in the area, no matter what the weather is doing, you can always find a good spot to fish, on the ice or in the summer. There is a lot of public land for hunting too, always plenty to do, it keeps me busy!

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The town of Osakis is located in west central Minnesota, just a few miles off of interstate 94. Lake Osakis itself is located at the northern edge of town. "The place to go to catch a wide variety of fish" is how Bob Jensen, host of "Fishing the Midwest" describes his visits to Lake Osakis during the program which first aired on February 19, 2011.

Local angler Josh Kapaun guided Bob to some outstanding Minnesota fishing on Lake Osakis and other nearby lakes during visits in June and October of last year. The two are shown enjoying the sport as they catch a wide variety of fish; walleye, large mouth bass, rock bass, sunfish and bluegills.

When asked what attracts him to the area, Josh stated "With all of the lakes that are in the area, no matter what the weather is doing, you can always find a good spot to fish, on the ice or in the summer. There is a lot of public land for hunting too, always plenty to do, it keeps me busy!"

Filmed against a backdrop of blue water and wooded shorelines, in scene after scene, Bob and Josh pull fish from the water. Abundant walleye, sized perfectly for the frying pan, were caught on leeches, while ½ to ¾ pound sunfish were biting on night crawlers, as were the bass. Bob was impressed with the consistently large panfish they were catching, remarking that the fishing opportunities are unlimited, "the fish never stop biting in the Osakis area!"

While Josh noted the most sizable catches are usually found in deeper water, kids can catch plenty from the end of the dock. Bob Jensen recommended a slip bobber, tiny jig and wax worms as the perfect combination for young anglers wishing to hook some sunfish or bluegills.

The Lake Osakis Resort Association was on hand to point out what a great family vacation destination Osakis is with some excellent golf courses nearby and the trailhead for the states longest hard-surfaced bike trail. It is in Osakis that the Lake Wobegon and Central Lakes trails meet, combining to encompass 122 miles of trail. The town of Osakis itself is filled with quaint and unique shops that are fun for the family to explore.

Bob Jensen's final words sum up his feelings about his experience in Osakis, Minnesota, "Now that I know about Lake Osakis, I'll be back!" "If you want to see a re-run of the Lake Osakis Fishing Program, check the fishingthemidwest.com/videos/ftm.shtml website. We'll have the show online around the middle of April." said Bob Jensen.

If you are interested in planning a fishing vacation in the Osakis area, you'll find a wealth of information including a listing of Minnesota Resorts on the http://www.lakeosakismn.com website.

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