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The wife and I are heading up in the Vermilion direction the week after Labor day. I need a change in scenery, have been fishing the local lakes (Eastern Ottertail County) hard all summer. We are taking the pickup camper and boat. What I'd like to know is, where is a good place to park the camper and where would be a good place to start fishing. I love to fish walleye with the smallies a close second. If anyone is ever in my area, contact me on the ottertail board for some info...

thanks alot

tc

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I'd say Hoodoo Point Campground would be a good bet for you. Close to Tower, short trip to a LOT of good walleye & smallie fishing, and I'd think it most likely won't be too crowded that time of year. Just remember to bring extra blankets, cuz it gets cold fast at night. I believe it got to 40 2 weeks ago when we were up for the week. But mid September, you may see a 30 reading for a low.

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    • TrueNorth
      Did you finish 7th grade grammar? I'm trying to understand your question...can't!
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