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Paul Rohweller

OT county shuts off lake traffic

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Paul Rohweller

As of tommorow ottertail county will shut down all water in the county to vehicle traffic. Still able to use atv or snowmobiles. If you have a big house out you should be taking it off! The fine for driving on the ice in a pickup or car will be 140$
For more info call the sherrifs dept at (218)736-5421...... Paul

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I agree, get them off the lakes. As of tonight all the houses were off the lake I live on. I do find it a little sad that the Sherrif has to tell poeple the ice is unsafe to drive a car on. You would hope that poeple would have enough common sense, but as we all know that is not always the case.

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I was on Ottertail Saturday, and the ice was good out on the lake, but getting bad rapidly near shore. I was not overly concerned coming off, but I would not go back out on Sunday.

The area of open water at the outlet is the biggest I have ever seen it at this time of year.

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Havin' Fun

I too was out sat. and found the ice to be in great shape. Monday must have been tough on area lakes because Sunday the ice was good too around DL. Perch are starting to group up on OT. so get out there. I also caught 20-30 walleyes on sat. All about 12-14" though. Fished in about 20' of water and used a gold jigging spoon tipped with a crappie minnow head. Good luck.

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    • fisherjmb
      My parents were up yesterday and Wednesday and they did pretty good. Out in the mud in about 33-34 feet. Lots of boats were trolling but they did well looking for pods of fish and then spot-locking over the top of them and jigging with leeches and frozen shiners. 
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    • tacklejunkie
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      Not terrible.  But they can be merciless, I will tell you.
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