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fishyslayer

4th Annual Fishing Trip-Ottertail

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fishyslayer

Well, me and a couple of buddies will be on our way up north to Ottertail lake this weekend to kick of our 4th annual fishing trip. Was wondering where the fish are biting? In the outdoor news it's been saying that the fish are biting 20' to 35' feet. Anyone have any other info on where the eyes are biting. Also, with this snow coming tonight and tomorrow you think any roads will be plowed by Friday late afternoon? I am planning on hauling a 12x8 out there with my tiny F150. Not sure I will be able to get through that much snow if it gets over 7"s of snow. I have good tires, but not sure I want to chance it to much. And yes, we are bringing some shovels just incase. If anyone has any info of where they are biting that would be awesome. Fish on!

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kobear

Might be a road out from Riviera the access on the North side of the East lobe. I would try the base of the break and adjacent mud/gravel transitions. Or any mud/gravel transition. I haven't been shallow lately. I know some guys fish shallow all season. Any shallow reports? I'll see ya out there.

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fishermatt

We found the pigs this weekend on OT in one of my favorite late season spots. It's hard to get a 26" walleye into an 8 inch hole when the ice is 30" deep!!! But we managed it a few times!!

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fishyslayer

Few walleyes caught this weekend from our group. We actually went to another lake Saturday afternoon till Monday AM and slaughtered the crappies. It was a good time.

Fishermatt - I would be interested to know where you caught your pigs. We don't get no hints or what?

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markinthemslabs

Few walleyes caught this weekend from our group. We actually went to another lake Saturday afternoon till Monday AM and slaughtered the crappies. It was a good time.

fishslayer; Where was this at? Close to Ottertail? Email me. It's; frenchchris_fatherfrench@yahoo.com

I know you don't want to post too much info on this site. So if you could that would be awsome. Thanks!

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fishermatt

Most of the fish were caught right in the corner of the mouth!! ; - ) Sorry fishslayer, I won't divulge information that has taken me 20+ years to figure out. Cripes, I don't even tell my buddies where I was!! Every true fisherman needs to figure these things out for themself. I will say that I fished this same area back in the beginning of January (pretty close to a lot of other fish houses) and all we got were 14-17 inchers, but late ice the hogs move in. I have duplicated this over the last 3 years on late ice.

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fishyslayer

Fishermatt - I figured you would'nt give up that information, but heck it doesn't hurt to try, right? Good luck the rest of the ice fishing season. FISH ON!

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ChuckN

Yep, now is pig time. The past 3 years I seem to always get my largest fish within the week of season's end. Last Friday I hit the 2nd largest of the season...I'll be hitting it as hard as I can for the grand finale on the "late season spots"... grin.gif The weather will be warm, so don't plop the fishhouse and "settle in". Get out, drill a bunch of holes...move around...and if you don't catch anything is 5 minutes, move.

May can't come soon enough.

I think fishermatt's signature says it best. whistle.gif It's soo true.

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