Otter Tail Lake, Otter Tail County

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10/4/15 @ 5:40 PM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

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Last Quarter
The evening walleye bite seems to be in full swing. We trolled #5 and #7 shads in 8' to 11' of water for our best results. Also, got some really nice ones pitching jig & shiners and jig & redtails into the outside weedlines during the day. Good luck out there!

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7/27/13 @ 2:28 PM
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JamesD
JamesD
USER since 2/16/04
Was on Otter Tail July 13-20. Caught walleyes the first two days then the heat and wind rolled in and had to work harder to find biters the rest of the week. Plugs and then crawlers ruled but some were caught on leeches. The pic was of a floater sturgeon the girls found.

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11/30/12 @ 7:09 PM
Pepi
Pepi
USER since 8/27/01
No ice yet as of this date.

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11/30/12 @ 10:19 AM
ice angler83
ice angler83
USER since 7/18/10
Coming up that way next week to visit. Was curious how thick is the ice up that way. Thanks for any info.

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9/3/12 @ 7:21 PM
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Mike Frisch
Mike Frisch
USER since 3/17/12

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
A very good Labor Day weekend on the water in western Minnesota! The hi-lite of the weekend was the walleye bite on Ottertail Lake. Lots of walleyes came aboard today, a bunch of little fish, but with a good amount of “eaters” and bigger fish mixed in as well. Our presentation consisted of 2-ounce Slick-Stick bottom bouncers and spinners tipped with nightcrawlers. We targeted main lake humps in water depths from 22-30 feet Earlier in the weekend, partners and I spent time bassin’ on several different lakes in the Alexandria and Fergus Falls areas with very good results. A variety of presentations caught fish including LIVETARGET crawfish crankbaits, jig-worms tipped with Impulse Ribbon Worms, and Jungle Jigs. We also had one trip where we experienced very good action throwing LIVETARGET frogs across shallow slop. Fall is a great time for fishing and it appears like the good fall bite has already started! Fishin' With Frisch Pro Guide Service (21Cool 731-8141 www.fishinwithfrisch.com mf4389533@gmail.com

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8/5/12 @ 9:39 PM
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Mike Frisch
Mike Frisch
USER since 3/17/12

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
After a very good start, a severe cold front Friday night made western Minnesota fishing a bit more difficult over the weekend. A Thursday evening fishing trip and another early Friday morning resulted in two very good bass bites. Largemouth were targeted fishing Impulse Dip-Stick Worms on jigheads for deeper fish and on weightless wacky hooks for shallower fish. Smallmouth bass were also caught on tubes and drop-shot rigs. Today (Sunday), I hit the water searching for walleyes. We did get a few fish, though the bite was much slower than last weekend. Spinners and nightcrawlers accounted for our fish. Interestingly, water temperatures today were down in the mid-70 degree range after low-80 degree temperatures just a few days earlier. Tonight, it was back after bass. Did manage a few largemouth and some smallmouth again. The best bass action was for the smallies as they hit drop-shot rigs tipped with Impulse Riggin’ Leeches fished on rock humps in 13-16 feet of water. Fishin' With Frisch Pro Guide Service (21Cool 731-8141 www.fishinwithfrisch.com mf4389533@gmail.com

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7/29/12 @ 5:06 PM
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Mike Frisch
Mike Frisch
USER since 3/17/12

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80º F
It has been another good weekn on the water in western Minnesota! The hi-lite of the weekend was a Sunday morning guide trip on a small local lake chasing walleyes. Though these are supposedly the “dog days of summer” when the walleye bite is tough, someone forgot to tell the fish! We found active fish on the tips of a point where the water drops from 6- 10-feet deep in this shallow lake. Our presentation was a Slick-Stick bottom bouncer and spinner tipped with a nightcrawler. Moving 1.5 mph we were able to catch several fish in the 16-22 inch size range. Also mixed in with the walleyes were several perch in the 9- to 11-inch size range. Earlier in the weekend, I fished the Le Homme Dieu Chain and Lake Ida in the Alexandria area for bass. The bite here was very good as well. Fishing the deep weedline, partners and I had good success both jig-worm fishing and casting crankbaits.

Our jig-worm set-up consisted of a camo-colored Impulse Dip-Stick Worm fished on a Jungle Jig-Loc head and cast up and into the weeds. Jig-Locs are designed to fish in and through weeds making them ideal for this time of year when weedgrowth is peaking. Our crankbait of choice was the LiveTarget Crawfish. This bait dives 8-10 feet, looks just like a crawfish, and has an action the bass love! I have been throwing these baits on the new Carbon X rods crankbait model in conjunction with a Lew’s Tournament MG baitcasting reel and have been very, very impressed with how far I can cast a bait. Plus, this lightweight combination doesn’t wear me out even after several hours of “chucking and winding!” Until next week, good luck on the water! Fishin' With Frisch Pro Guide Service (21Cool 731-8141 www.fishinwithfrisch.com mf4389533@gmail.com

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7/23/12 @ 1:21 PM
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Mike Frisch
Mike Frisch
USER since 3/17/12

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
Fishing here in western Minnesota remains good! Partners and I continue to boat walleyes on spinners and bottom bouncers on several smaller area lakes. However, the real hi-lite of recent fishing trips has been the bass action! I have been catching numbers of fish jig-worming the deep weedline in 10-16 feet, though the biggest fish have been caught pitching Jungle Jigs to heavy weed clumps on flats in 6-12 feet of water. Humminbird’s Side Imaging is a “game changer” when it comes to this fishing as it makes finding heavy weeds on flats very easy, as I simply cruise a flat “looking” to each side of the boat for weeds. Another recommendation I have for anglers in the market for a new reel is to check out Lew’s products. I have been using their casting reels for over a year now and have been very, very impressed. The reels are light, durable, and great for casting baits a long distance. Recently, I have been using some of the new Lew’s spinning reels and my initial impressions are very favorable here as well.

Until next week, good luck on the water!

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7/16/12 @ 10:27 AM
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Mike Frisch
Mike Frisch
USER since 3/17/12

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
I have not been on Ottertail itself in several days. Reliable reports, however, indicate a good shallow bite for big walleyes trolling crankbaits and snap-jigging. Better numbers of smaller fish being caught on mainlake structure in 25-40 FOW pulling bouncers and spinners.

Had several recent guide trips where we pulled spinners/crawlers in 6-10 FOW on smaller lakes with limited clarity and experienced very good walleye catches. These fish came on the edges of flats and points.

The bass bite on lots of area lakes is good as well. Jigworms using the new Impulse Dip-Stick Worms in camo and green pumpkin color patterns have produced very good numbers. Several bigger fish, and some bonus walleyes and northern pike, have been caught casting LiveTarget crankbaits in the crawfish color pattern.

Finally, a partner and I fished a bass tournament on Lake Reno Saturday and had a good catch and 3rd place finish, with most of our fish coming on Jungle Jigs pitched to pencil reeds.

In spite of the intense heat, the bite is on here in western Minnesota!

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7/8/12 @ 7:59 PM
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Mike Frisch
Mike Frisch
USER since 3/17/12

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
The week of the fourth of July offered some excellent fishing action. The morning of the holiday, a couple partners and I fished a small lake in the Fergus Falls area and experienced the best bass bite I have been in on so far this year. We caught 56 fish in just under 3 hours, most on Impulse Dip-Stick Worms fished on Jungle Jig-Locs pitched to heavy weeds in water depths from 7-15 feet. That evening a couple partners and I fished walleyes on another small lake and had a very good bite there as well. These fish were located on the edge of a shallow flat in 6- to 8-feet of water and were susceptible to Baitfish Spinners tipped with night crawlers and pulled behind Slick-Stick bottom bouncers. The weekend brought a bit slower bite as a major cold front hit the area Friday and seemed to slow both the bass and walleyes up a bit over the weekend, though we still caught good numbers of fish. Water temperatures are now peaking the mid-80 degree range on many lakes. This is an awesome time to be on the water as lots of species are on the bite and various patterns can be used to catch them!

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