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Ottertail New Years

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Spent the News Years Holiday on Ottertail with good results. Sunday and Monday weather was great could not ask for better weather. Travel with 4 wheelers was a challange to almost impossible if we got off the trails. Fished between 9-12 feet of water with little jigs tiped with either a waxie or fathead. The waxie produced more, but size was smaller and the fathead produced larger perch also slightly higher in the water colum produced the larger perch 10 inchers and a couple of 11 & 12. The perch were not fast and furious, just had to wait for the schools to move in then you would pick them up. Also watched a few large gators come in out and cought one of those gators 38 inches in length on 4lb test and a noodle rod. It took me 30 minutes to land and some help with the gaff. The gator and rod are being mounted for a "ice mount" A few smaller eyes were cought at sunrise. It was a great trip both fishing and friends.

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    • monstermoose78
      Great stuff guys
    • monstermoose78
      The lakes took a beating and I was not out on Sunday to see the damage. Saturday I saw the first 4 to 5 inches turn soft. Be careful and check the ice conditions 
    • monstermoose78
      6 inch that is a 4.5 inch   
    • Wanderer
      Sometimes you need em that size.      You guys did push me over the edge so I had to go out Sunday afternoon.  Thanks for that.
    • AaronTC05
      I was going to try to go tomorrow (walking out in metro) despite the rain which appears to be light and I have a portable. Are you concerned about the ice conditions deteriorating throughout the day?  Or just for the rest of the week?