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HOF#13

Hello all,
How's the ice on Ottertail looking? Looking forward to the "soft" water season now. Quick question...I usually only get a chance to go fish Ottertail in late July. This year I will be up there in late June. Is the fishing pattern much different in late June than in late July? I typically focus on the mid-lake humps and fish anywhere from 18 to 30 feet, using lindy rigs / leeches mostly. Any recommendatiosn for structure in late June and / or presentations.

Thanks in advance. I do not post too often, but have learned much from all of your knowledge and experience.

Jason

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ChuckN

Fishing in late June can be fantastic. I actually prefer the bite around this time compared to late July-August.

I would fish the same structure you normally fish. Just stick to the shallower water, maybe 7-20 feet.

Don't forget to go out night trolling around this time. Hang on.. wink.gif

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otterman

The fish seem to stick on the humps in the middle most of the summer, I would stick to a lindy rig with a three foot snell. Leeches and crawlers both seem to work pretty well. You don't need to change to much in that months difference.
Otterman.

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floating minnow

ChuckN had it right when he said troll at night.Almost every Sat. night during the summer I take my wife to the Otter Supper Club for a good early dinner,get her a video to watch and then as the sun starts to head down I head out on the lake for a few hours.I cast and troll Rapala floating minnows,Tail Dancers and shallow running Shad Raps.It should be getting good by the time you get up there.If you are near the Balmoral flats that would be a good place to start.5-10 ft. is where I hangout.Just post before you head up and ask what's going on.

Take care
Bruce

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Gissert

Yep - Another vote for the after dark trolling crankbait action.

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HOF#13

Thanks for all the great replies fellas, it's sure appreciated. I will definately try trolling the shallower flats at night!!! You guys have always given great advice....Thanks again!!!

Jason

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