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fishlakeman

Otter Tail is still on fire! Went out for 3 hours over the weekend and caught 22 eyes between my dad and I. I found them in places where I usually catch them in the summer and fall. 8-15 feet at night, 9-10 feet during the day. Caught two very nice ones at 2:00 in the afternoon

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What presentation worked best for all your success? I fished out there too and it was a real tough bite. For everyone else I talked to it was slow for them also.

The night bite is great, but during the day it's been kinda tough for me. Leeches haven't done anything, jigs and minnows have been my choice.

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yourresort

I haven't heard of many fishermen having too much trouble on Otter Tail so far this year. I have a large fish gut freezer over flowing to prove it. We have seen many walleye's in the 17-19 inch range. During the day the 9 to 12 feet is the key.

Minnows are always key in the first few weeks of open water. Shiners are the bait of choice. The local guides say that as long as the bait shops can stock shiners, the walleye can get them too and that is what you will want to use.

If you are interested in testing your skill on Otter Tail Lake, we have some cabins open the next few weeks.


Good Luck Fishing!

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Paul Ness
Three Seasons Lodge on Otter Tail Lake
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(800) 334-3679

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fishlakeman

during the day, I fished with a 6 foot lindy rig, plane hook, and shiner. My dad caught just as many as I did with a leech. I was suprised!

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B mac

Is it crankbait time out there yet???? I'm looking to try my new boards and line counter reels. Any suggestions or spots to try pulling boards on OT would be helpful. I've heard Balmoral and Amor Flats are excellent after sun-down. Do these get weedy later in June? What depth should I look for? I imagine you should hang pretty tight to the breakline. Thanks.

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Greenwood flats is my hotspot for crankin. I usually don't do it till the bite slows down in July. THere are some weeds by then, but I stay in 11 feet and cover a lot of area. I have never used boards out there, but I am sure they would work great.A fun thing to do in the dog days of summer.good luck

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B mac

Thanks, Bucktail.

Do you have better luck out there before or after dark?

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bucktail

About an hour before sunset to an hour after is prime time.

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