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Opener on Otter Tail

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Fish Head

I'm thinking of fishing Ottertail on the opener, but I've never fished it before. How has Ottertail traditionally been on the opener?

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huskiesplayer15

the fish are always biting on otter tail, it finding what you want to catch, either eaters (15-16) or big fish, have net caught too many big fish over 27, lot of small fish. the a-frames out in front of the access is always a worthwhile bet, moses and I will be out there this year and fishing the spring crappies on big pine. Buckshot jigs worked best for me.
Best Fishes
Chris

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Mark Christianson

Ottertail on opener for me.
2 years ago, my buddy and I got 90(some) walleyes on Saturday and Sunday. Our biggest was 26 inches. The best walleye fishing I have ever had in MN for sure.
And we honestly did not put in a ton of hours.
We did good last year too, but not nearly that good.
The one part that sucks, is that if its a decent day, those parking lots fill up fast, and you cannot park along the roads. At least the boat launches I know about.

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Mark Christianson

I use both launches near Carrs.
The one west of town and the one south of town. Depends on which way the wind is blowing mainly.

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huskiesplayer15

Big Lake Ba$$
where did you go out of, the one past Carr's Marine? Just wondering, yeah they do fill up quick. Maybe I will see you up there, 20 foot blue lund tyee, or a 16 foot red lund. like those boats would stick out up there in lund country. You probably should be looking for the bass fisherman setting hooks into the air. We all gotta fosh for them bottom feeders once and a while!
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Chris

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I have been contemplating a trip up to Ottertail this summer also. I am looking for a place to stay that could also keep the wife and kids entertained. any resort or other accomadations would be appreciated

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Give the folks at Vacationland Resort a call. They are probably pretty booked by now but its worth a shot. Very nice people and a very clean, updated, quiet resort. They are on the S. side of OT right off of Hwy. 78.

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jerkin'm

Better pray for rain unless you have a small and light boat you can push off a trailer. Lake was very low last fall and looks very low still. The only ramp I could get my bass boat out of was the one on the west end by the spillway.

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goodyy7

I wondered about that too....was going to ask how much the lakes came up so far. I know last August it was pretty skinny water at the ramp near Carr's that I use. Not a big problem in my little 16footer, but I bet it was almost impossible for some boats to get out.

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yourresort

All our early year fishermen are getting excited for the opener this year. The ice is off already (Well mostly), late opener, not on Mother's Day Weekend. It should be a great one with the water temperature close to that prime (59-62 degree range).

Let us know if you still need a cabin, we have a few, but they are going fast. We do have more options for the weekend after the opener. This is rare, because usually we have less demand on the opener and more on the second weekend. I guess this shows people think the opener will be pretty good this year.

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Three Seasons Lodge on Otter Tail Lake

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