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Walker/Ottertail Lakes

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hey castway yea i belive that walker contects with ottertail and about the time you are coming up is some good eye fishing on ot but any way good luck

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castagain

Thanks Lund! I am really excited about the trip, and my son is too. Hope good weather is in store, as well as schools of fish with teeth! Any feedback on Walker Lake?

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well i have only fished it a couple of times and i have caught some pike out there but nothing real great but i here other people have good luck out there but ot is pretty hot in june pulling shallow runing cranks on islands at night but you are welcome and talk to you later

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castagain

I am considering embarking on a trip with my son to Ottertail during the third week in June. May try and stay for a week. Have been offered free lodging on Walker lake from a friend that owns a place there. Can anyone share any information they ahve about the area? Does Walker lake feed into Ottertail, if not, what is the approximate distance between the two? What kind of fishing is on Walker? Have heard a lot about Ottertail and Battle, but have never been to the area.

Thanks all...by the way, the Morrells are hittin hard here in Nebraska...now all I need are some walleyes to go with them.

Peace and thanks in advance for your replies!

Regards,
Castaway

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castagain

Great to see the replies, much appreciated! I am not quite sure about the area of Walker the place is located, but I do kind of recall that it may be on the north end. I will keep in touch and see if I can't find out exactly over the next several days or so. Would be glad to let you know.

castaway

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deacon

Ottertail should be excellent fishing the third week of June. Summer patterns should have started. Using a long lindy rig (6 to 10ft) is a good way to find fish.

If the weather is stable a bottom bouncer with a crawler is the best option. You can cover water faster with this rig a catch lots of agressive fish. I only use 1/2 of a crawler and it seams to produce more fish. A 1/2 crawler stretches pretty long behind a bottom bouncer, the length of rig is usually 3 to 5 ft.

Good Luck

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castagain

Gracias Deacon. Can't wait...needs to be June now! I am really impressed with this site! Really cool way to prepare, and communicate with distant folks that seem kind hearted and focused on the great things available to us on this earth. Do you have much luck using leeches on the lindy rig?

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jt24

Walker is a good walleye lake around opener because they are still hanging around after spawning. Its also a good sunfish and crappie lake. Look at the weed edges or in the weeds for sunfish and crappies i dont know. Catch some dandies in the winter but have only had success once on open water. What side of the lake are you going to be on? My aunt has a place on the north side and i was thinking of going up that weekend.

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fishlakeman

Leeches are definiately worth trying on OT. I swear by them when I fish in June, July and August. I would highly recommend trying fishing at night. Troll cranks in the shallows off of a breakline and you'll get higher quality fish. I have also caught them at night on a leech lindy rig. I usually use a 6-7 ft snell.

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fishingdad

castaway, yes walker does feed ottertail sometimes the sand bar can block it on ottertail but usually you can at least float over it with a little coaxing. My parents had a place right on the channel between ottertail and walker for 20 years. over those years my walleye success on walker was either feast or famine. But as somebody earlier stated it is a very good panfish lake and all the small northerns you can handle with a lot of bass thrown in for fun. Great area, Great lakes 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. 
    • Jmnhunter
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    • BartmanMN
      Thanks Cliff. I am coming up for my week of paradise tomorrow as well.
    • tacklejunkie
      The last two times on the river have been slow to say the least. Trolled Shipping channels, river channels, and all the flats. Crawler harnesses and crank baits. Anybody having any luck out there?
    • gimruis
      If the water is that clear and you can see 17-20 feet down, the fish will be very spooky.  And if the sun is out, they will be looking for relief from the sun in the form of shade.  Night time might actually be a better option.
    • gimruis
      Not terrible.  But they can be merciless, I will tell you.
    • Mike89
      below the darn is a park there too if I remember right, Plus Garden City has a park by the river too I think..