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Coming up this weekend and was wondering how the walleye bite is on ottertail and if the crappies and sunfish are still in the shallows yet. Thanks for the info.

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fished ottertail last weekend we did well group of 6 limited every day with decent 15 to 19 inchers relesed everything over 18 only 3 of those. good luck shiners worked best but leeches not far behind

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Fished Ottertail all day Sunday....Cripes! It was a tough day out there. Flat as a pancake and lots of little bug bodies floating in the lake. A few (very few) smalleyes were caught but for the most part, a bust. Found some perch just off a reef a little southeast of Amor point on some weeds in 12 feet and kept a few jumbos for dinner.....It's not that the fish weren't found-we were marking them all day-they just weren't interested........T

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So are the eyes still pretty much in the shallows or have they moved deeper? Is it to early for pulling crankbaits yet? Sorry for all the questions just havnt been up this early in a while. Thanks

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floating minnow

Hey jt

I've been up the last 2 weekends and fishing has been very good.Saturday night between 9:45 and 10:15 PM I released my two largest Ottertail walleyes,both between 27 and 28 inches.They were in 7-8 feet and I was running a rapala floating minnow far behind the boat with fireline to get it down.It also worked well on Sunday night.I'm going to make the 200 mile drive again this weekend and would expect the fishing to continue to be very good.

Good fishing
Bruce

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Man! I can't believe how many pack fisherman there are on OT. I went to a spot I did well on two weeks ago last Saturday morning and got really ticked off. There was one boat on this relatively small structure when I arrived; over the next 2 hours 14 boats showed up! Can't people find there own d*** spot? People assume when they see a few boats in a spot the fishing is fast and furious, well before the boats arrived we caught 5 good eyes, after about 6 boats came fishing shut down.

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    • Borch
      Looking forward to it.  Here are some more prizes.
    • Wanderer
      Yep.
    • IceHawk
      Nice gill Rick 
    • IceHawk
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      A lake like that with no real hole or structure lends itself to roaming fish.  If there is a defined weededge that will be your structure.  Electronics are not going to show you much until the fish is on your bait.  Drill a lot of holes and move around until you catch fish. 
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      Caught 17 walleyes on Friday, but all were dinks except for two 15".  Caught 6 more Saturday, all small again except for one 16".  Also caught a 12 inch perch, 3 eelpout, and 2 tulibee. Considering the snowstorm prediction for Sunday, I pulled my house off the lake and parked it back in the garage for the season.  LOW next week, then onto lakers the following weekend.
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      I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday. I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday.
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