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shadypaddler

Otter Lake

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I'm thinking of going out and fishing for some northerns. Has anyone hit otter? Has the lake winterkilled lately? Just trying to figure out if it'll be worth my time or if I should try somewhere else. Thanks for any info.

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Shady, I,ve seen people out there just about every time i drive by. Not sure what their after(probably pike) but there is a road out to the deep, not sure about ice condition so beware! ole

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I drove past today and there was no one out at all. You can see very clearly where people have driven.

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There are a good number of 13" pike out there with the odd bigger fish, but the ratio isn't good. I keep thinking that some day they're going to grow up - never seems to happen, but I've taken the kids out there in the summer to fight a few hammer handles!

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It used to be an excellent pike lake in the winter. You can still catch a good sized fish. The action with the smaller fish can keep the boredom from setting in. At times I use just fathead minnows because at $9(suckers)a dozen you can go through some $$$.

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