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Otter Lake report


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Had a fun, but short day at Otter Lake (near Bald Eagle Lake)... was out from 2:00-7:00.. had our best luck on large spinner baits.. yellow.. (maybe just because they are MY favorite lure..).. didn't get anything on rapalas, plastics, spoons, RatLtraps and a few others the 3 of use tried. 6 northerns and 1 bass (12" or so)... 1 northern was really nice sized.

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Hey (Contact US Regarding This Word), think we're going to try Otter for a bit on Saturday, you get the northerns at any particular depth? The lake looks like one big flat with one hole, we were thinking about trying the edges of the hole first & fanning out randomly over the flats.

Good to hear you caught a bass ~ I assumed there would be a few in there because of the connection to Baldie, but good to know for sure.

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We caught pike just about anywhere.. but the most/largest, like you suggest, near the edges of the hole. Also.. beyond the hole to the NW you will see a large area of reeds sticking up.. circles around it a few times.. lots of weeds and shallow.. but we did find some clearings so we could cast edges.. got the bass there. I know we would have done much better had we fished better hours.

Report back with how you did!

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Will do Sly, & thanks for the info! I love catching the slimers, & I especially like small, shallow lakes like this early in the year for them. We'll be out early on Saturday.

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Yea Otter has all the northerns a person could want. Too bad the other species of fish aren't present.

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What a nice little lake, give or take a few million bushels of weeds! We were serendaded by a loon & saw a bald eagle resting in the reeds, & as a bonus we were the only boat on the lake. Oh yeah, & the fishing was fine too, my friend & I were out for about four hours & caught several northerns, including two solid characters that put up big-fish fights (I landed two nice fish, my friend lost another). I'll put this lake on my early-season list for a little pike fun, I suspect that in another week or two the weeds will choke most everything but that little hole (I could be wrong) & the fishing will be tough.

Thanks for the info Sly.

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I was there on Sunday and thought that the lake will soon look like wet shag carpet. I bet it's fun for opener or very late fall but summer is not the time to be there. BTW, we saw the bald eagle too. It's really cool to see one.

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Glad you had fun! In a few weeks I'll go out and try the "hole".... maybe the fish will gather there for a breather! laugh.gif

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