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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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