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Borch last won the day on May 28 2017

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About Borch

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  • Birthday 04/28/1965

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    St. Cloud,MN,USA
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  1. Borch

    Lake osakis get together 8/18/18

    Decent walleye bite this morning once I figured out the pattern. Jigging raps with a horizontal presentation on midlake humps. So far the big fish is this 25" eye.
  2. Borch

    Lake osakis get together 8/18/18

    I fished most of the lake in scout mode today. Found walleyes early on midlake humps and bars in 18-24 fow. Got a couple to go on jigging raps but then they shut off. Spent the rest of the day trying to pin down a panfish pattern. Found good numbers of sunfish in shallow cabbage beds(6-9 fow). None were huge but good numbers of 8-8 1/2" gills. A few crappies are mixed in with them and some are suspending off the break. There are also good numbers of sunfish in or just outside the reeds. Most of the sunfish ran smaller though although there were some keepers there too. Pike and bass I did not target but saw others do so successfully. Plenty of bass in the reeds and spinnerbaits seemed to be what most were using. Troll over the weeds and you will be rewarded with pike.
  3. Borch

    Lake osakis get together 8/18/18

    We got settled into our camping spot last night and the fishing report is that the sunfish and crapoies are on fire. Walleyes are very tough right now. But bass and pike are also being very cooperative.
  4. Weather was unbelievable! No issues other than dang hot with no breeze. But we can handle that.
  5. Borch

    Lake osakis get together 8/18/18

    Whatever people bring. Bring something to pass. Still deciding what I'll bring myself.
  6. Kewaunnee 8/8-8/13 My dad and I fished out of Kewaunee for about 5 days and it was slow but steady for us. Ended up 12-16 with about a dozen shakers on top of that and a couple drive byes. We caught fish in 80-165 fow but fished as deep as 370 fow with only one drive by in 312 fow for the deep run. One one fish in a meat rig, one on a flasher fly, 3(+5 shakers) on clean spoons, 1 in a spoon with a dodger and 6(+7 shakers) on a spoon pro troll 8" spin ray. We added the spinner/spoon into the spread the last 2 1/2 days. Outside of the shakers the fish ran nice but no giants with the biggest just over 19 lbs. Sog was 2.2-2.8 mph. Surface temps ran 67-73 degrees. Fish were caught 40-70 feet down. Talking to a few other boats reports varied from 0-8 fish per trip and boats were scatteredall over the lake. Some big fish being caught and lost. Here's a few pics from our trip.
  7. Borch

    Lake osakis get together 8/18/18

    Wow it's almost here! Looking forward to connecting with folks. Let me know if you're planning on stopping by Saturday.
  8. Port Washington has been hot but mostly cohos. A lot can change in a couple weeks. Will wait and keep our options open as long as we can.
  9. Nice fish. Heading out to Lake Michigan in 2-3 weeks. Haven't decided exactly where yet.
  10. What port did you head out of Duff?
  11. A group of us are planning on getting together on Lake Osakis for the day on 8/18/18 for a day of fishing and a midday picnic at the Battle Point Park. We would enjoy connecting with some fellow anglers from the site to connect and have some fun. Osakis is a great lake for big gills, slab crappies, nice walleye, pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass. The best walleye bite has been during low light periods. Sunfish and crappie bite all day. We plan on taking a break around noon at the Battle Point Park for lunch.  Right now tentatively looking to connect around 8-9 at the access. Otherwise look for a red and white Warrior and connect with me, "Borch" on the water I'd you'd like. I might even have a fishing report really fresh fishing report for you.
  12. Borch

    Turkey Contest Winners

    Well the results are final! The Strut Stops Here won by a slim margin over Team 3. ANYFISH2 had the highest scoring tom for Adults. Ryan had the highest scoring tom for a youth. It was again a fun filled spring. Always love hearing the stories and seeing the pictures. Winners send me your contact info and I'll get prizes sent off later this summer.
  13. Borch

    Persistence Pays off

    Way to go Jake!
  14. Borch

    Last Season

    Well Sunday morning was full of activity but not any real opportunities. Lots of gobbling to start the day with it slowly fizzling out around 9am. Did have 4 jakes inside of 20 yards but passed on them. A bit later I had plenty of toms and hens but none in range. Although, if I had sat in the truck I would have had multiple opportunities. This morning will be short hunt due to commitments so hopefully some of the same birds show up or others that gobbled but didn't show. I grabbed another blind and set up in a grass strip that the birds have been spending a lot if time in. Hopefully I don't regret not staying in the truck.
  15. Borch

    Last Season

    Had 3 long beards come out gobbl8ng and running but not to me. Had them all fired up but they obviously had another destination in mind.