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Ufatz

If a guy was going to run over to the Ottertail R. to catch a catfish dinner, what area would be likely to have a fish or two and what would be the best bait/method to dredge one up.
I'm open to ideas.

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MJCatfish

Any where from Orwell Dam downriver should have a few cats. Try to catch a mooneye or goldeye, frogs,or suckers for bait. Cut into about a thumb-size chunk and use the traditional oversized lindy rig on the bottom. I'd use about a 1/O hook. Should be able to scare up a couple of cats I'd guess. I've caught them right at Orwell before.

MJ

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Ed Carlson

Due to the very clear water there it is often a night bite deal.

Try frogs this time of year, they are usually there in numbers. Try off the secondary control structure, the one that looks like a bridge with no road on top.

Cork'n set 1-3' floated down under the dam can be a hot bet for cats too, again at night.

Very soon Walleye on cranks should be going there below the dam at night. Try tiny shad raps in Gold/Blk, blue/wht, or crayfish. Rattle Raps work well too.

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Ufatz

Okay.Thanks. Maybe I'll wander over that way and give it a try. Soon as this winter storm passes through!! More like bluebills and canvas back weather out there today! HA!!

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