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bowhuntermitch
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On 1/4/2018 at 8:53 AM, bowhuntermitch said:

Fished an Ottertail hump on Sunday in 24-25ft of water. Got out there at around 9am, had a few walleyes swing and miss at my deadstick w/fathead early on only to  lose interest and swim out to deeper water.

Couple 10-11" perch. Had a sturgeon swim through, guessing it was 40-50" (tough to tell on the camera). Made my day, and also got a video of it.

From 11-2 I only saw small perch come through. 2-4:30 I had walleyes all over me, but couldn't get them to bite on a deadstick, or jigging. Switched colors, lures, tried heads, full minnows, dorsal hooking, lip hooking, laying the minnow on the bottom, everything. They were interested but just had a case of lock jaw. 

All in all, a great day. I bet I saw close to 40 walleyes swim through. A few decent sized ones (guessing 20ish") but most being that 12-14". I'll be back out this Sunday, and hopefully with the "warm up" they'll be more aggressive and bite! 

Yes, wheelhouses and pickups are all over the place. 15-17" of ice where I was at. NE access in decent shape yet. 

Could literally say the same thing for yesterday, 1/7. Sat from 8am to 4:30. Tallied 52 walleyes seen on camera. Caught 2. A few decent perch. 3 sturgeon came through as well. 

Is ottertail known for a walleye nightbite? 

 

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ISUGAK

fisherman of ottertail co.  I will traveling up on Wednesday, planning on fishing Thursday to Sunday.  With the weather front coming through at that time, fishing will not be ideal.  Planning on fishing Donald, Rush, and Long/Portage.  Any other spots worth checking into, Ottertail?  Let a guy know,  tight lines boys

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StarShooter

What fish are you targeting? If walleyes I would try Ottertail Lake.

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ISUGAK

targeting anything and everything

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BisoNation
On 1/8/2018 at 10:22 AM, bowhuntermitch said:

Could literally say the same thing for yesterday, 1/7. Sat from 8am to 4:30. Tallied 52 walleyes seen on camera. Caught 2. A few decent perch. 3 sturgeon came through as well. 

Is ottertail known for a walleye nightbite? 

I have a perm on ottertail west side... we don't even bother fishing until 430-6pm .  That's it!!! 

I havent see this many house on ottertail in years, im wondering what impact that will have on spring/summer fishing???

 

(mon.tues it was so warm out, but could only get 1 or 2 a night to keep dangit!

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Chill62

Got out this weekend on Saturday night and Sunday morning around perham.  Saturday night we landed a few crappies with biggest one being 12".  Minnows were a waste of time again and bite was definitely on a wax worm suspended for the crappies.  Tried a #3 Rippin Rap with no luck.

Sunday went back out to the house at 7 am and had marks instantly.  Lost 3-4 Huge crappies two were gracious enough to swim by the hole after spitting the hook.  The three biggest were 13.75", 13.5", and 12.75".  The snow was just starting when I got out to the house and when it was time to come to shore I couldn't see shore at 10:30/11.  I had Christmas to get to otherwise I'd have stayed on the ice.  Fish were there when I started the graph and they were there when I shut the graph off.

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busse3775

Fished Ottertail Saturday and Sunday morning on a shoreline break. Saturday morning they wanted the dead stick with a shiner and we caught 6. On Sunday morning we caught 5 and 4 of them came on jigging spoons. The morning bite seems to be a very short window from 7:30am-8:00am.

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