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Anyone have info fishing the Ottertail River?I'm not really interested in shorefishing spots. Would prefer to put my boat or canoe in and find a good smallmouth area.
I know the smallies have really taken off in the Ottertail river. I know of people who regularly float the river and do really well with fish up to 4#. Trouble is, they don't like to share where they go.

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There is a section east of town where you can put a canoe in on the DNR landing on County road #1, and take it out at the DNR access on hwy #210. That should be a good two or three hour float with stops to fish the pools. The DNR put half log structures for smallies in spots along this stretch.

You can float past the 210 landing and go on into town, but you'll need to portage around the power plant.

Anywhere downstream of the Friberg dam should get you into smalies.

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