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need help taking the familly to Ottertail Aug 2 to the 9th first time on the lake would love some help in how to find and catch the eyes. We will be staying at Barkeys.So if anyone could give some info on this lake I would be greatfull MJ

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mjx56....I see nobody has any tips for ya. I have only fished OTL twice this year. I mostly fish off the edges of the structure. The lake has LOTS of structure. Go across the street to Ken's and get a fishing hotspots map of the lake and ask him where the action is when you get there. He will always give you something to go on from my experience. Especially if you buy his minnows! If you have a fish locator on your boat and maybe a GPS to mark some spots that you find productive, maybe you'll have a few meals of fresh walleye while you are there. From some other posts, some people are pulling rapalas in the 7-10 foot range on that end of the lake in the evening and having some success. Otherwise, we have had the best luck out on the reef edges with lindy rigs with about 6 foot snells and a single #4 hook with leeches and crawlers. You might run into some perch out there in the process and the occasional pike too. Good luck and have a good time.....T

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TBone Thamks for the info if I hope I can return the favor someday. I fish the St. Croix about twice a week from Hudson to presscott.Thanks MJ

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Hello mjx56
Everything TBone says is right on .I would use red hooks on your lindy rig.I've been up 9 of the last 10 weekends and have watched the fish move into those summer patterns.Right now I use crankbaits almost 100% of the time.I don't fish that part of the lake very often as our place is over near balmoral and I tend to fish west and north of there.If you have a gps e-mail me and maybe I can give you a few starting points.Any questions,just ask.

Bruce
bnovotney@mn.rr.com

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Troll cranks on shoreline breaks or large flats in the evening or early morning and you should catch fish also.

MJ

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