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PC Rider

Fall Ottertail Action

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I am planning a trip to Battle and Otter this fall with a long-time friend. Hope to travel there sometime between Sept 20th and October 20th. Is there a more favorable time in the fall to experience a good walleye bite at these areas during this time span? Family in the area has a boat for us. Had a great trip up to Big in July with my son. Caught a lot of fish, kept a few. He really had a great time, and caught his first marble eye! What a great pic!

Tight Lines!

PC

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Thanks crankbait! do you fish those areas, or live nearby? I know that fall is a great time for walleyes, but do not know much about Battle or Ottertail Lakes, or when the walleyes become "Fall Aggressive."

PC

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I live in Eden Prairie, MN. But, my parents live on West Leaf, which is about 6 miles south of Ottertail.

Specifically, I like to fish the tops of points in shallower with crakbaits or Husky Jerks, and steep drop-offs, with jigs and minnows in the fall. I like finding small high percentage spots, and fishing it slow.

Walleyes, at least in my exprience, really start turning on when the water temp is 55-65 degrees. That's a pretty large range, but that has been what's best in my exprience.

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Ah! Eden Prairie! Know the area well, had friends there and even dated some gals from there while at St. John's in the early 80's. I am most interested in Ottertail, but have heard great things about Leaf as well! Maybe you'd be willing to keep in touch as time goes on, we can let you know when we're coming and such. My friend's brother in law owns a hotel or resort in Battle and we may stay there, I guess the price is as right as it can get, and other family has a boat, but we may bring ours as well. My email is below:

pcasey@mountmichael.org

Thanks & appreciate your time!

PC

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I pefer late September or October. Fishing can be slower, but the payoff is greater I like to go big and live, on a 3/8+ jighead. Plus, my best bass fishing comes in the time period.

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