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Good shore fishing spots near Ottertail?


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I am goiing up to my cabin on OT this weekend and having some friends up so there will be 4-5 of us with my little lund 14 footer and shore fishing would probably be a better option,,, was thinking Glendalough ,,, any other places you guys have in mind? I know we killed the bass from shore one year up there but cant remember the lake,, they were small 4 years ago but should be more fun now!!

any suggestions?

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Phelps Mill is a nice place to shore fish, but I'd get there early on a weekend. The outlet of Ottertail is also popular. The south access on lake Clitherall has some deep water within easy casting distance. Orwell Dam west of Fergus is a good spot too.

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thanks gissert, I have been to them all,, any good wader fishing around ottertail? I have been to all the spots you reccomended

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Hi LundDuckBoat

I don't know much about shore fishing in Glendalough but I would suggest renting a couple boats at Annie Battle, which is in the park.It's only about $10.00 but you have to row because no motors are allowed.This lake has huge sunnies and the crappies average about 12 inches.Also tons of bass and some walleyes.I have tried shore fishing a couple times with no luck.It's shallow for a good distance from shore.

I think you're near Balmoral like me.Have you ever tried wading in near the creek in the evening?In the spring I see some guys doing that.Good luck!

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How far of a drive are you willing to make? I have a couple ideas for some fun fishing, but they are a little bit of a drive. Just a 14 footer for OT? I think Portage has some shore fishing possibilities. I have heard of guys getting eyes from shore early on in the season.

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Yes I bring my little 14' up there a couple times a year,, it will handle up to 1 1/2- 2' waves,, with 3 people,,, we found this out coming back from walker to our cabin which is right by Elmers BBQ,,, our neighbor on the lake has been limiting out on eyes scince b4 I could walk with his 14' ,,, just have to be carefull; or lucky,,, ___

Floating Minnow , where by Belmoral are you ,, our cabins are straight twards the lake from Elmers BBQ right about in the middle on log cabin road.. yes we do fish by the creek,, it has been one of my favorite spots to go ever scince I was really little and could barly swim,, we have a family friend down near the condos that takes his kid there with their pontoon at night also...

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LDB

The beef brisket at Elmers is to die for.We're just a little south of the OT Beach Resort.

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