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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Minnesota Fishing Report

May 28, 2014

After a beautiful Memorial weekend here in Otter Tail Lakes Country we finally got a good taste of summer to come. June is almost here and the fish are biting! Walleye are still swimming in the creeks and rivers and also in the shallow weed lines. Many fisherman report successful fishing outings when using jigs [Read More]

Minnesota Fishing Report

May 21, 2014

Memorial Day is nearly here, and warmer weather has finally made an appearance in Otter Tail Lakes Country. Last week’s exceptionally cool weather set back this week’s fishing and fish patterning. Walleye are gearing up for the shiner hunt. This week’s warm weather will drive the shiner spawn, and walleye around the county will linger [Read More]

Minnesota Fishing Report

May 14, 2014

Here we go. We’ve launched into another walleye season. The walleye fishing reports in Otter Tail Lakes Country came slowly this weekend. Normally when fishermen do well, reports are easy to come by. Anglers plugged away all day Saturday desperately trying to catch something worth reporting. By mid-day Sunday, some reporting was occurring but still [Read More]

Part 2: Fishing Review and Fishing How-To

May 8, 2014

It’s nearly here. Saturday May 10th signifies another MN walleye opener. The closed season has worked according to plan—the walleye and northern have spawned, therefore, there will be millions and billions of fry hatching around the county.  The parent fish, who have just recently gone through the reproductive cycle are migrating back to “life as usual,” in [Read More]

Part 1: Fishing Review and Fishing How-To

The temperature of the water in the back bays of the smaller lakes in Otter Tail Lakes Country is approaching 60 degrees when the sun is out and only drops to about 54 degrees when it’s cloudy.  This is significant.  When the water temps don’t drop below 50 during inclement weather, the panfish don’t seem [Read More]