Osakis MN Fishing

In a world where life is constantly stressful and busy, making time to get some premium fishing in is a great way to relax and help refocus the mind for what lies ahead. Early morning sunlight reflecting off the water, the excitement of a great catch, or listening to the sounds of the water as you watch the sun set is unlike any other experience. At Head of the Lakes Resort, we take fishing seriously. We offer everything you need for a successful fishing trip, whether you are going out for a trip with friends or family, or getting needed time to yourself. Just bring your favorite fishing pole and yourself – don’t worry about the rest. We’ve got you covered.

Head of the Lakes Resort provides:

Fishing & Hunting Licenses
Bait & Tackle – Wax worms, night crawlers, leaf worms, leeches, minnows, spearing decoys, fishing tackle, and basic fishing supplies.
Fish Cleaning Shack – clean your fish and let us dispose of the rest.
Boat Rentals

Ice Fishing

At Head of the Lakes Resort, we enjoy life on the lake even when the water is frozen, and the snow is waist deep. Pull away from the hecticness of life, and come enjoy some quiet ice fishing. Bring your own fish house, or let us handle the hassle!

Your no-frills 8’x16’ fish house comes with all the standard equipment for the serious ice fisherman...

4 plywood bunks
8 holes
Gas heat
Rattle wheels (line not included)
Card table and chairs
12-volt electric lights

Ice Fishing

Bring your lucky fishing poles and bait, or check out our selection of fishing tackle and gear. Forgot to get a fishing license? No worries. Head of the Lakes Resort also sells fishing licenses – we are your one-stop fishing shop.

We drill the holes and turn on the heat, then leave the fishing and catching up to you. At Head of the Lakes Resort, we place the fish houses in locations that we believe the fish bite best. Bring your deck of cards, your favorite beverages, a couple of friends, and get ready to enjoy some time away on Lake Osakis.

Ice Fishing

Fish House Rental Rates Hours Rate Hours Rate Hours Rate
8'x16' Fish House (4 bunk - 8 holes) 12 $100 24 $160 48 $250
Spear House 4 $30 8 $50    
2 Person Spear House 4 $45 8 $75 $10 Equipment Rental ($125 Deposit on Spear)

At Head of the Lakes Resort, we have 6 fish houses available for rent, as well as 4 newly built spear houses to get you out on the ice as soon as possible.

All Tax Included in Price

Additional Information:

For your comfort and extra enjoyment, at Head of the Lakes Resort we recommend you bring:
12-volt deep cycle battery
Sleeping bag, blankets, pillows
Fishing line or jig poles
A porta potty

At Head of the Lakes Resort, we also have a fish cleaning shack with lots of counter space to clean the day’s fishing catches and leave the rest behind for us to dispose of.

Boat Rentals

Boating on beautiful Lake Osakis is what some dreams are made of. Feeling the cool breeze coming off the lake on a hot summer day, spending time with family and friends, fishing, swimming, and making lifelong memories… what are summers for? Experience for yourself the joys of being on Lake Osakis or Little Osakis.

All boat rentals come with Life Jackets, Oars, and Anchors.

Head of the Lakes Resort also sells Gas (premium & unleaded) on location with dockside service available to boats already on the water.

* You must pay for gas you use while renting a watercraft.

Boat Rental Pontoon

Boat Rentals Per Week With Weekly
Cabin Rental
Per Day
(8 am - 8 pm)
1/2 day
(8 am - 2 pm)
(2 pm - 8 pm)
14' Boat & Motor Rental $215 $110 $55 $35
16' Lund Boat & Motor Rental $260 $155 $65 $45
16’ Alumacraft & Motor Rental $400 $300 $100 $65
20′ Fishing Deluxe 8ppl Pontoon $750 $535 $215 $120
22′ Fishing Deluxe 10ppl Pontoon $855 $640 $240 $130
All Taxes Included in Price

Lake Osakis Fast Facts

6,270 Acres
11 miles long
5 miles wide
86’ Max depth
36’ Average Depth

Lake Osakis is a multi-species lake, with plenty of Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, and numerous Crappie and Bluegill. Good mix of weeds and structure. One of Minnesota’s best and most popular lakes! (From Fishidy.com)

Osakis Lakes


At Head of the Lake Resort, not only do we offer some of the best ice fishing in Minnesota, but there are numerous snowmobile trails in the area to enjoy. The Douglas Area Trail Association (DATA) runs right through the resort itself, and across Lake Osakis, as well as many other trails. Enjoy the trails, and stop into our Restaurant and Bar for a few beers with your trail mates, or grab a hot meal as you get ready to get back out and enjoy the snow, and the breathtaking beauty Lake Osakis and the Osakis area has to offer.

Stay in one of our Cabins for an extended snowmobiling trip – now the fun doesn’t have to stop after only a day of blazing through the fresh snow. See our Cabin Rates for more information, or call us for pricing and availability on a short stay.

Winter Winter

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