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Big Dawg

North or South Ottertail???

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Big Dawg

If you could only fish one end of Ottertail lake (North or South) which one would it be and why???

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Big Dawg-

You should have maybe asked east or west instead of north or south. I know it may be deceiving, but the lake runs east-west. Anyway, both ends can have tremendous fishing. Personally, I've caught more and bigger fish on the west end, but only because I know this area better and fish it 80% of the time. There are guys that will tell you the exact opposite and say the east end is better. It's a big lake, so I would suggest looking at a map, pinpoint a few spots you would like to try(either end), then branch out from there - oh, and if you don't have a gps, you should probably get one. Some spots aren't very big and you may find them once and that may be it. Good Luck!

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The lake kinda runs north-south, east-west. Kind of all in between smile.gif

I fish the eastern or northern basin primarily. I catch way more fish on this side of the lake.

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Paul Rohweller

Here too, Altho I'm getting sharper with the southwest end I cut my teeth chasing walleyes on the northeast end. Heres my opinion why (or at least me) We have favorite ends on ottertail. For me it was the people I grew up fishing around.Small boats and a 10 horse was big! It takes a long time to get past amor point running from the sportsmans access, so we just never ventured that far. BUT we know our part of the lake very well and never had to either. I'm sure many people have the same story...Bottom line is both ends of the lake are great! Paul

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Big Dawg

Ottertail is a very intreging lake. I have fished it some in the winter - with fairly good success. In the summer I have my boat on the boat lift on my lake and sorry to say am usually to lazy to trailer it and check out other lakes. I always check out the boats on Ottertail when I drive past the dam on the south west corner, and most of the boats are quite a ways away. My perception is tht the NorthEast side is better based on where I have seen the boats. Nothing bad to say about the lake whether it is north-south or east-west, just wish I could fish it more often.

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