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John Schulz

Shore Fishing - Detroit Lakes Area?

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John Schulz

Looking for some fun easy Shore fishing spots. New to fishing as an adult, only fished when I was 10-13 in scouts. From California having moved to Moorhead Oct 18, just got fishing license for my wife and I. 

 

Bought some poles and gear and just wondering if anyone can point me in the directions of some great spots to fish off shore, as we do not have a boat. 

 

Thank you. 

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paceman

Dunton Locks on Lake Sallie has a fishing pier, and there will be a fishing pier into Little Detroit Lake. Not sure how good the fishing is as I have never fished there but they get used quite a bit so it must be OK. I have also seen quite a few folks shore fishing the Otter Tail river by Highway 10 just past Frazee. There is also a culvert on County Road 22 just past Sunlite Bar that gets some shore fishing. They usually fish the Little Floyd side.

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@paceman Thank you for the info.

Last weekend to just drive around we went around Detroit lake clockwise, came up by Munson lake, Fox lake and Sallie lake and ended up at north end of Big Cormorant Lake.

 

Most places I saw were home/cabin fronts and so we simply stopped at North end of B.Cormorant across from Hooligans Lakside bar/grill to practice some casting with our new poles from the Public Access area. 

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chickenlips

Several decent areas around Pelican Lake.  Bucks Mill, Pelican River between Buck's Mill and Pelican Lake.  Also a creek that comes in near marina on the Northwest end of Pelican Lake (use waders and fish at night for walleyes).  Big crappies at the right time of year at  Bridge on Hwy 59 at Dunvilla.  Haven't been in those areas for several years, but I bet they are still great shore fishing.  Waders are real helpful when shore fishing.  Good Luck.  Use tick protection.

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