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i'm on a trip to ottertail and i was wondering what kinds of spinners/lindys (ie color, brand, features, and size/shape) i should use to rake in the pike or walleye.
I'd also like to know any awesome spots you've found we've got a gps so coordinates will work or give me directions from HI-VISTA.

thanks!!!

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ISU Fisherman

6ft Silver spinners with blue beeds and small blue hooks. shinners and small fathead minnows seemed to work best.

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eelpout#1

I haven't fished Ottertail in a week, but the last time I was out we fished some of the deeper humps. Just about all of them had fish on them, but it wasn't until the fifth spot that we got some to bite. Last week the hot bait was crawlers on a six foot lindy. This weekend who knows. Hope to make it out there Saturday pm. I have to stop at my moms, seems she has a list of things that need to be done at the cabin. Hope it is a short one so that I can get some time on the water.

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eelpout#1

Just about forgot. You know there is a slot on Ottertail for Pike? If you want pike go just west of the Amor Park point. There is a nice cabbage bed that lies in about 15-16 feet of water. Last year it was loaded with toothies. Chartruese (sp) bead on the lindy with #6 red hooks works best for me.

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Dano2

yep, I caught an 8 pounder, right about there a couple years ago, along with some smaller ones, 8 pounds aint REAL huge, but its the biggest I've caught so far, so it was fun.

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    • Wanderer
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