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Shwangman

Which lakes are best for sunfish

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Shwangman

Heading up to OT for a week of Walleye fishing but, I have promised my wife that I would take her out to catch Sunfish which she loves to do but, Ottertail does not appear to have many or I have not found them. Can anyone give me on a lake? Also, how deep are the Walleyes running on OT and what is the choice of bait?

Thank You!!!!

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I send many people to the parks...

Phelps Mill has great Panfish right from shore. (See Best Places to fish from shore)

Glendalough is a great producer as well. You can take a rowboat or canoe or fish from shore.

Both places are kind of romantic as well, which also pleases the wife.

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Paul Ness
Three Seasons Lodge on Otter Tail Lake

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I've done really well on Wall Lake for sunnies.
I found some on Battle on a heavy weed line vertical jigging a larger flu-flu over the side of the boat. Tip the jig with a chunk of leech or worm.

I haven't fished Otter Tail much lately, but leeches have been my choice this year on other lakes in the area.

Good luck!

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